Um, You Can Totally Turn Peeps Into Delicious-Smelling Play Dough for Easter

Traditional homemade play dough is always a hit with kids — but add in Peeps (an Easter-time must) and you’re upping the ante.

Your kids will love diving in and getting their hands dirty mixing together their own Peeps play dough in a rainbow of colors. Did we mention this DIY smells better than it looks? The cherry on top is that you’ll have enough Peeps left over to sneak a few in your mouth, too. Prepare for a major sugar high, because Peeps play dough is coming in hot.


  • Peeps
  • Coconut oil (or other oil)
  • Cornstarch
  • Cream of tartar
  • Microwave-safe bowl


Peep play dough
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1. Break off 6 Peeps, and place them in a microwave-safe bowl.

Peep play dough
Image: Amy Vowles/SheKnows

2. Add 1/2 tablespoon of coconut oil to the bowl with the Peeps. If you don’t have coconut oil on hand, any oil will work.

Peep play dough
Image: Amy Vowles/SheKnows

3. Microwave the Peeps and the oil on high for 30 seconds. The kids will love watching the Peeps puff up as they melt in the microwave.

More: A Step-by-Step Guide to Instagram-Worthy Gold Leaf Easter Eggs

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Originally published March 2016. Updated March 2017.