Peeps

After years of watching from the sidelines, the kids and I finally put together an entry for the Washington Post’s annual Peeps Diorama Competition. Have you SEEN what people come up with for this thing? Half of the dioramas seem to be outfitted with electricity. And the detail! I can do detail when it comes to words, but I kind of lose it when it comes to marshmallow fluff. As our chances of making it into the Post’s gallery are slim, I figured I’d post a couple of pictures here. I’m pretty proud of what we came up with, and we had a fun time pulling it together!

My son came up with the title for our diorama after last year’s Peeps competition. Our only real rule was that we weren’t allowed to go out and buy a bunch of stuff. Except for Peeps. I did splurge on the wallpaper (19 cents a sheet, on sale). Everything else we had around the house. Admittedly, we’re luckier than a lot of people doing dioramas because a. we already have a lot of crafts stuff and b. we have Barbies, which means we had shoes for Peepi (though I can’t see Barbie ever wearing these, can you? Ken, either, for that matter. They must have belonged to somebody else, though I can’t imagine who.)

Presenting : Peepi Longstocking!

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Here’s a closeup of Peepi’s face:
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8 Responses to Peeps

  1. admin says:

    Stephanie: Yours is exactly what I mean by detail. That Time Magazine cover??? Perfect!!! Good luck!

  2. Stephanie says:

    I’m the creator of WikiPeeps – thanks for the link! Yours is super cute, and strangely enough, Peepi Longstocking was floating in my head for next year (but I’ll think of something else, there are so many possibilities). I too am amazed by the Friday the 13th diorama, I would be surprised not to see it in the winners.

  3. admin says:

    The aforementioned astounding entry: Unbeatable. http://www.flickr.com/photos/30179202@N02/5527787891/

    And I also saw this one: http://www.flickr.com/photos/steffster/5530430226/in/set-72157626144372253/lightbox/ It’s a whole other level!!!

  4. admin says:

    Thanks everyone!! And Tabatha, yes, the name was perfect. Don’t expect much from the competition. (No electricity! No Charlie Sheen! Plus, I saw one someone posted on twitter for Friday the 13th that was astounding.) Still super fun, though.

  5. Anamaria says:

    Very clever! Bonus points for the use of a peep as the horse’s head, too. Fingers crossed for Peepi to place in the contest!

  6. jama says:

    LOVE it. SO cute!! Look at the pancakes and fried eggs strewn about! Look at Peepi’s shoes :D! Absolutely adorable. Pat yourselves on the back. Great job!

    P.S. I’m excited — I’ve never actually known anyone who entered the competition before :). Good luck!

  7. Tabatha says:

    OMG! The name alone should make you win! Love her stockings.