Step 3: Peep the Eggs

When the eggs are fully dry, take a small piece of tape. Using the ice pick, or a Popsicle stick place the tape inside the egg against the top hole. Again, if you're not eating the peep, you don't have to be too picky. If you are, you want a good seal so that whatever you use to hide the hole does not leak into the egg.

Enlarge the bottom hole just enough to get the peep in. I'd suggest between the size of a dime and nickel for the first one, then play it by ear. Remember the peep is springy - you're going to compress it as you put it in. Be vary careful around the edges of the hole - they flake easily. If you paint the inside of the egg with white glue, it will be stronger. I have not tried this.

Gently roll the peep between your hands. You want to compress it slightly, without knocking off the sugar or permanently distorting it.

Carefully feed the peep into the egg, pinching each bit before it goes through the hole. A friend suggested putting tape around the outside of the hole while stuffing, then removing it afterwards. I have not tried this.

When the peep is completely in the egg (by the second or third egg :-) ), cut a small strip of index card and feed it into the hole. Using the ice pick, position it so it covers as much of the hole as practical. It will provide backing for the camouflage on the bottom of the egg.

Using your spackley stuff, fill the top hole of the eggs. It's better to have a little too much than too little, but way too much is worse. Read that sentence until it makes sense.

Set the eggs aside. Go have a glass of orange juice and practice deep breathing - you were holding your breath for most of this step.

When the top hole is dry, fill the bottom hole. Get it as close a possible, but it doesn't have to be perfect - that's where the misdirection comes in.

When the top and bottom are dry, remove the excess spackley stuff. When I use spackle, I wet my finger and lightly rub the area. Don't take off too much at any one time - repeat the process as necessary.
<p>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 &quot;ploops&quot; out)?</p>
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! ; )<br /> <br /> An eggcellent instructable too<br />
Peep torture!!!!!!!&nbsp;I'm calling PETA. :)<br />
I personally love them when they are stale! YUM!
you can also go kinder style and make it into a egg shaped chocolate
I have seen those for sale in Alabama last Easter!
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.
I don't get it...
+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!
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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