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above: detail of Peeps Tee from Dylans Candy Bar
It's Easter time. Time for the young and old to celebrate with plastic baskets filled with sugary goodness.
This also means you'll see many bloggers covering the annual PEEPS® Diorama Contest (in which there are 302 approved entries for the Pioneer Press and over 1,000 entries into the Washington Post) and various Peep Shows. I, myself did the same with last year's Peeps Post (which you can see here). Not too mention the various PEEPle's choice awards from different papers and publications, online and off.
But since so many will be covering those (and if you wish to get an early peek at those 302 submissions to Pioneer Press, go here and to see the Washington Post finalists go here), I'm taking a different point-of-peeps, if you will.
This year, I want to share with you the Non-perishable Peep Products for purchase. Say that ten times fast.
Keep in mind that some of these may no longer be available by the time you read this for two possible reasons. Either they are sold out or Just Born, Inc. has sent them a cease and desist order for violating copyrights.
So what Peeps can you buy that will last forever? Not that the shelf life of Peeps is much less than that. But here are a few you can live with. And not an edible one in the bunch!
Peeps + Dunnys = Dunneeps!
Two, two, two trends in one!
These fabulous non edible dunneeps (Dunny Peeps) are really fabulous, including the package design. They come from Motorbot (aka artist Kevin Olson). I bought a set. Contact him of you want some!
These Peep Chicks are made from a mold of the actual Marshmallow Peeps. Made with Goats Millk Soap, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Wild Honey, Olive Oil, Palm Oil and Coconut Oil for bunches of lather by Good Karma Soaps . Buy them here.
These pink bunny Peeps soaps are also available on etsy but are made by Love, Luca.
Buy them here
Sweet little handmade Peeps earrings:
buy them here.
Ceramic Peep pendants:
buy them here.
Fun Peeps Tee-Shirts from Dylan's Candy Bar:
buy them here.
Peeps flavored lip balms by Lotta Luv:
Grape Marshmallow Creme:
Strawberry Marshmallow cream:
buy them here.
Porcelain Peeps by Lenox:
PEEPS® Bunny and Chick Salt & Pepper Set by Lenox
accented with 24 karat gold Painted by hand Height: 4" Length: 5" They also make other porcelain peep products, but this one most resembles the actual Peeps.
buy them here
this one automatically lights up when placed in water. Also available in blue, purple and yellow. So in lieu of a rubber ducky, you get a floating, glowing Peep!
Blowing Bubble Peeps:
...and little (and large) Plush Peeps in all colors:
Buy the Peep Lights Peep Bubbles & Plush Peeps Here
Above: many of the licensed PEEPS® products over the years. These can be found at places like Walmart, Target, Wallgreens, CVS and more , if still available.
Your child can even become a Peep! (not sure if that's cute or creepy):
buy the infant /child Peeps costume here.
And so can you (and yes, this IS creepy):
buy the adult Peeps costume here.
Peeps Line Art:
Coloring Book Line Art downloads can be found here
Professionally photographed Peeps by David April:
buy the print in various sizes here.
see more of his Peeps photos here
For an entire list with images of all licensed Peep products ever made , Swankparty has them all here.
Official peeps site
UPDATE: I was trying to avoid writing about art made with Peeps and all the Peeps shows, but it seems my readers can't get enough of that. So some have brought more links to my attention and I found a few more as well:
Aaron Cohen has written 'Marshmallow Peeps on the Internet - A Study', and has a collection of links to plenty of PEEPS here.
To view the entries for the University of Chicago's PEEPs diorama contest--or to vote for their PEEPle's Choice award, go here.
To view over 1,000 entries into the 2009 Washington Post Peeps Show III, go here.
A Flickr set of The Carroll Arts Center's First Annual Peeps Show (Peeps projects and art)
above: Adobe Web Photo Gallery of the Art Students Union City Middle/High School PEEPS art
See the over 2000 results in the Flickr search for marshmallow Peeps here.
above: And to view the Morning Call's Peeps Easter Bonnet Contest entries go here.
And a special thanks to Luke Elmers who showed me 100 Ways To Kill A Peep
The Washington Post and the Pioneer Press will host their popular PEEPS® contests again while the University of Chicago Magazine has announced it first contest, becoming the first PEEPS® competition in the education sector. Winners will be announced in the Pioneer Press on April 12.
Latebreaking news: The Winner of the Washington Post contest was announced today. It's Melissa Harvey of Arlington Virginia with her "Night Peeps". You can see the 2009 winner and all the finalists here) .
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