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peepsMy prank combines surprise and misdirection to deliver Easter laughs. Using this Instructable, you can create an ordinary egg or Easter egg with a peep inside.
For readers outside the U.S.A., peeps are shaped marshmallows dyed and coated with colored sugar. They began as Easter treats, in the shape of yellow baby chicks and pink bunnies. Then came orange Halloween peeps and green Christmas trees. I'm sure there are peep mad scientists out there inventing new shapes for new holidays even as we speak.

{Photo courtesy Urtica (http://www.flickr.com/photos/urtica/105497918/), and published under a CreativeCommons license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/deed.en).}

Step 1: Getting Ready

You will need:

A pokey thing - ice pick (best), toothpick, clean, long finish nail, or similar.
A bowley thing - cup or bowl big enough to hold the egg guts.
Two sticky things - a Popsicle stick and a piece of clear cellophane tape - you'll use about 1" or so.
A flexy thing - an index card or similar paper stock. It needs to be flexible enough to fold up yet still spring back, and firm enough to provide a little support.
A spackly thing - to camouflage the holes you will make, you'll need white spackle, plaster of paris, white glue (such as Elmer's), or whiteout.

For each "surprise" you'll need:

An extra-large or jumbo egg (raw) - If you want to make an Easter egg surprise, you'll need to dye the (raw) egg before using it. A better idea is to paint the eggs afterward, using acrylic or tempura paints. You can leave them white, depending on how you're going to deliver them.
A peep - try to find long and narrow yellow chicks

You'll also need a place to work and a lot of patience. I'd recommend doing 3-4 eggs at once. With any luck, you'll have one to make mistakes on, one that looks ok, and one that looks pretty good.

{Photo courtesy jeanieforever (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeanieforever/204425837/) published under a creative commons license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/)}

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