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Easter Prank: Where DO peeps come from?

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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.

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Step 1: Getting ready

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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.

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ok, cool idea and all and i bet the kids love it but if you eat the peep, couldnt you get salmonella since you arent actually getting ALL of the raw egg out of the shell? (only what "ploops" out)?

aurorablue5 years ago
As men do like to burn things, a suggestion for your "crunchy" peeps. They make the most delicious treat when roasted over fire aka marshmallows on sticks. I hate peeps too, but they are scrumptious that way!
Option 2: You can put two of the "crunchy" peeps into a microwave about 3 inches away from each other and about 5 inches away from the walls of the microwave. You can then stick a toothpick into each of the peeps, making sure to leave about an inch of toothpick sticking out of each peep. turn on your microwave for about 1 minute. For those of us who know about the affects of microwaves on microscopic air bubbles (such as those found in marshmallows) then you know that microwaving peeps will cause them to expand 5 fold. The first peep to stab the other with it's toothpick wins. Tada!!! Peep Jousting!
My kids loved the idea. They are all preteen and up so it was great fun. I was also able to teach a principle in our home school and they did not know they were learning. thanks for the fantastic afternoon with my kids.
mwuahahahahaha! ; )

An eggcellent instructable too
Peep torture!!!!!!! I'm calling PETA. :)
I personally love them when they are stale! YUM!
Derin5 years ago
you can also go kinder style and make it into a egg shaped chocolate
hishealer Derin4 years ago
I have seen those for sale in Alabama last Easter!
Jupitane5 years ago
Mmmmmm look at all the marshmellowy goodness.
sweet. I'm totally doing this to my cousins!
As I'm currently observing at a clinic far away from my college friends this semester, the days leading up to the first of April have been nothing short of torture, as I was accustomed to pulling plenty of pranks in their midst. Searching high and low for a trick that could be made at home and then mailed through the postal system without causing suspicion (or a bomb threat, at worst), I thought I wouldn't find anything in time for the occasion. However, thanks to you, this will not be the case. :D
I did this when I went camping with my scout troop. My friends sister, her firend, and my friends mom were in the cabin. i told them we were having an egg fight and they should come out. I pulled out the egg yelled think fast and whipped it at the girls. you should have seen their faces when the peep popped out of the smashed egg. Priceless.
Awesome! My mom got some peeps that look like flat little frogs and cows (who thinks of this stuff?) I'll have to try this next easter.
knex-4-life5 years ago
I don't get it...
iectyx3c6 years ago
+1 points. This is a very original prank. Using that spackle stuff is a great idea.
Super cool idea. I hate Peeps, I will try mine with jelly beans. Thanks!
terryb6 years ago
sounds amazing - i cant wait to try this one! i would love it if you could add some pictures to the steps though, i would like to see how big the hole is and so on.
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