Today (Day 3 of Peep week), I gather my Peeps together to make a Peep Wreath and some Peeps popcorn.
Hot glue guns and I have always had a good relationship, so I was pretty sure the Peeps Wreath would come together smoothly. However, I realized right away that gluing Easter grass to the wreath mold with my hot glue gun was not going to work. Hot glue melts green plastic Easter grass. I moved on to adhesive spray glue. The only mishap came with the second or third spray – the nozzle somehow turned towards me and I gave myself a good shot of adhesive in the neck. Thank God it wasn’t my hair! In any case, after I peeled the glue off my skin and attached all the Easter grass, the Peeps could be glued in place with my hot glue gun.
If I do say so myself – and I hope you will join me in saying so too – I think my Peeps Wreath is my best effort so far. And since my kitchen cabinets are green, the Easter grass that stuck to them during the wreath making process blends in nicely…and if I pretend the colored sugar under my feet is sand, I can almost imagine that I am on vacation in Hawaii. Kind of.
The next project was Peeps popcorn. I melted Peeps and poured it over popcorn. How can I say this nicely, and in the spirit of Easter Holy Week? I can’t. Making Peeps popcorn is a no good, awful, horrible project. First, melted Peeps are hot. I’m sure you knew this, but did you know how hot? Picture hot purple, orange and pink sticky molten lava, and then picture pouring it over popcorn on a cookie sheet and trying to form it into small clumps. Pouring the melted Peeps from the pan onto the cookie sheet with the popcorn was impossible because the melted Peeps stuck to the pan. Using a spoon, spatula, or knife to push the melted Peeps out of the pan was impossible because the utensils stuck in the gunk. YES! I coated everything liberally with Cooking Spray, but the end result was still one big, awful, terrible, sticky mess. It was just awful. How did the peeps popcorn taste? Not bad.
I almost bought a floor Swiffer at Target, thinking it might help pick up some of the sticky colored sugar on the kitchen floor. Then I said to myself, “Self, who are you kidding? Just go to Home Depot and see if they rent bulldozers when you are finished Peeping on Saturday.” Cole has always wanted to drive a bulldozer…maybe it will make up for making him taste a Peep dunked in vodka. I needed a taster for tomorrow’s project! Bet you can’t wait!
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