Nothing says Easter quite like the brightly colored bunny peeps that line the shelves of the supermarket. Want to find out how to make playdough out of marshmallows? Check out this fantastic hands-on activity for kids below, one of many fun things you can do with leftover peeps!


Playdough is an excellent addition to your preschool learning activities! Even create a busy box from a ball of homemade Peeps playdough, a small rolling pin, and cookie cutters.

Kids can explore shapes and other fun themes creatively with our homemade playdough. See below for playdough activity ideas and a free printable Easter activities guide.

Peeps Playdough Recipe


  • 6 Bunny Peeps
  • 6-8 Tablespoons of Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Crisco


STEP 1. In a microwave-safe bowl, add 6 peeps, 6 tablespoons flour, and 1 tablespoon of Crisco.


STEP 2. Place in microwave for 30 seconds. Remove and stir together.


STEP 3. Once you cannot stir anymore, take out and start to knead in your hands. If it’s too sticky, then add more flour and keep kneading until it’s no longer sticky. Don’t add too much.


Peeps Playdough Activity Suggestions

Peeps Playdough Sculpting: Encourage kids to use their imagination to sculpt various Easter-themed creations such as bunnies, chicks, Easter eggs, flowers, and baskets.

Easter Peeps Playdough Sensory Bin: Set up a sensory bin filled with Easter-themed items such as plastic eggs, pastel-colored pompoms, Easter grass, and Peeps playdough. Learn more about sensory bins here.


Easter Peeps Playdough Color Mixing: Provide children with different colors of Peeps playdough and encourage them to experiment with mixing the colors together to create new shades.

Easter Peeps Playdough Texture Stamping: Offer a variety of textured materials such as cookie cutters, textured rolling pins, plastic forks, and stamps.


Free Printable Easter Sensory Play Guide

Grab the free Easter sensory play guide and use the quick links to access directions and supplies!

More Fun Playdough Recipes To Try

There are so many fun variations of playdough to make and enjoy with young kids. Here are a few of our favorites…

Printable Easter Project Pack

  • 20+ Easter science activities and STEM projects kids that are easy to set up and fit into the time you have available even if it’s limited!
  • Printable Easter theme STEM activities that are simple but engaging for home or classroom. Perfect for K-2 and beyond but easily adaptable to many skill levels.
  • Dive into simple background science explanations to share with kids while they explore hands-on and playful experiments, projects, and activities such as Easter oobleck, erupting eggs, regrowing lettuce, and more!
  • Engaging Easter STEM activities pack with theme activities, journal pages, and design process steps! Learn about the design process and think like an engineer while you design and build a better Easter basket and more!
  • Easy to gather supplies makes these STEM activities ideal when you have limited resources available. Specialty activities include a catapult and balloon rocket challenge pack with log sheets!
  • Additional STEM activities: Include the great Easter egg tower, spaghetti, marshmallow challenge Easter theme, brick building ideas, puzzles, and screen-free coding activities.


  • Easter STEM Pack
  • PEEPS Theme STEM Pack
  • Easter Slime Science Pack

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