4/2/12

Building a Birdhouse for a Peep

Easter is less than a week away, and I've noticed scads of homeless peeps around. Kasey at One Girl Talks has the solution, build bird houses for them. I thought this was a great idea, so I decided to build a house for a peep.


To make a peep birdhouse you will need to begin with graham crackers and frosting.


Kasey suggested using candy grass for the nest inside, but I couldn't locate any, so I made do with this candy instead.


My nest is lacking a little in design, but I think it will be comfy.


Once the peep sits on the nest, likely eggs will appear.


The house is completed by adding a roof, and it can be decorated with other candies if desired.




You can see in this picture that my roof is beginning to sag a little. I made one fatal error in my house construction. I used a can of soft cupcake frosting as my "cement" and it never set up. I think a batch of royal icing would have been a much better choice in the house construction business. My peep house lasted just long enough to make an afternoon snack for my grandson. Bye, bye birdie.



12 comments:

  1. Once again you've outdone yourself...that is so cute and I think I will try and hunt up the "ingredients" and then if my grandson comes we could make some together. Those are darling for sure!

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  2. Oh this is so cute! Love this idea!!

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  3. THis is so cute. I wish I had a little one close by!
    Beckie

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  4. I just showed these to my grandchildren--looks like we will be making these soon. Thanks for a fun doable idea, I'll use royal frosting.

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  5. he he he, lucky little Grandson that Granny's little chick house was falling down. It was adorable. Thank you for the note and the photo's.

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  6. Thanks for linking up with Kids in the kitchen! I know some little boys who will really like this!

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  7. Hey Anita! SO inspiring and creative! I love it! My kids are gonna have me at the store in no time! Thank you so much for linking up with us at Kids in the Kitchen. This will bless many moms and kids this week:) Hope to see you next week. Have a wonderful Easter!

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  8. What a cute idea! I just know my daughter would love to do this! It's like a gingerbread house, only easier.

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  9. But Anita you tried, when Morgan was little we made a gingerbread house, and the frosting wouldn't hold and I was getting frustated so I got out the hot glue gun! It stayed for the christmas season.............Andi

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  10. I am in LOVE with this idea :) Awesome!!

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  11. wish you had a "pin it" button, my sis would love this.

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