Monday, March 16, 2009

Mary Peepins: Our Peep Diorama Submission

"Wanna do something CRAZY this weekend?" That's what the email to my friend Mama A said once I found out about the Washington Post's Annual Peep Show Diorama contest. And like a good friend, Mama A was up for the challenge of making a diorama with marshmallow peeps. Justin was off the hook for this since he was out of town and we only had one day until the contest deadline.

The theme for our diorama: Mary Peepins. Yes, Mama A and I were long time Disney fans with numerous trips to Disneyland and even a ballet recital dance to Chim Chimney.

We only had Saturday night to get this done so we started with a sketch...

and two shoeboxes. With Little I in bed, we put on the Mary Poppins movie for inspiration and got to work.

WARNING: Peeps were harmed in the making of this diorama.

I worked on the Chimney Peeps- I meant Chimney Sweeps...

While Mama A worked on Mary Peepins. She could have a career in Peep hat making!

And the set started coming together...

And Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! The Chimney Peeps were sweeping to Chim Chimney and Mary, Jane and Michael were flying a kite.

And it was 1AM and we were out of black construction paper! But we had a wonderful time making this and we'll let you know when we make the finals. Ha ha ha!

6 comments:

Frankie B said...

Um, Lauren, there is something vaguely disturbing about this post. OTOH, the best thing to do with peeps probably is making dioramas; eating them is way, WAY out of the question (I can't believe you actually ate one!) Ugh.

Holly said...

actually, Peeps are surprisingly good if you let them get stale and then roast them over an open fire. yum!

Holly said...

"the five finalists must be residents of the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia"

=o(

Dave Sohigian said...

Once the competition is done maybe you can put the whole setup in a microwave for some peep jousting

Jen said...

I absolutely love the Peep Show! That is fabulous on so many levels. I do love me some peeps...and those of you that say they are gross are in the wrong! I Love Mary Poppins! and I love a little crazy (putting the above two together)!!! You two did a great job and I love it.

dollie said...

I'm sorry ladies! I think your Mary Peepins rocked the one they chose. It had one stinkin' peep, while you tell the whole tale. Aw well...

Happy Easter!