Easter treats don't have to be expensive. A really cute way to show off those Easter peeps is to make an Easter Peep Bouquet. This fun & easy craft project is a great way to keep the kids busy too.
Separate the peeps and set them aside. Melt your candy melts in the Wilton Melting Pot (or double boiler). Pour out your Wilton Easter sprinkles onto separate plates. Once the candy melts are melted, dip the bottom of the peep into the melted candy melts then into the sprinkles and place them on parchment paper. Do this step with all of your peeps and place them in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes to harden.
Decorate the metal bucket while the peeps are cooling. Dip the end of the ¼" brush into one of the Americana paint colors and push down onto the bucket to make a petal, make 4-6 petals in a circle to form your flower. Take the end of the paint brush and dip it into the yellow paint. Make a dot in the middle of your petals. Repeat this step using different spring colors of the Americana paint. Using the liner brush, dip it into the Americana green paint and draw a stem coming from your flowers in different directions. Make a leaf using the same method you used when making the petals. Place a piece of Styrofoam into the bottom of the metal bucket. You may have to use hot glue to make it stick.
Once your peeps have cooled, stick the pointed end of the wooden skewer into the bottom or side of the chocolate covered peep and then stick it into the Styrofoam, repeat this step until your bouquet is full. You can add flowers by sticking the end of the flower into the Styrofoam. Add colored crinkle or Easter grass to finish off the look.
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