Peeps, Glorious Peeps!

A simple Peep. Looks rather innocent, doesn't it?
A simple Peep. Looks rather innocent, doesn’t it?

As soon as the boys saw Peeps in the store, they had to get them. Why you ask? Because they wanted to blow them up in the microwave! Of course!

We did this last year and it was actually really, really funny. The peeps grow and swell until they get several times their original size. There is a great website about  Peep experiments. Jason was laughing hysterically through the whole thing and Kyle really enjoyed all the pictures. Especially the one about the effects of smoking and drinking on Peeps.

Watch it grow!

CAUTION: Do not place peeps on a regular plate in the microwave! We found out the hard way that the plate will crack with a HUGE bang. Use paper towels to be on the safe side. 

Poor Peep!
Poor Peep!

Note: I was going to add pictures of our Peep experiments but it looks like I have to figure out exactly how to add pictures over here! So check back soon…

Update: Thanks to’s great user support, I have figured out the picture thing! Very easy too…Thanks Andrea!


About throwingmarshmallows

I am a homeschooling mom to two sweet, energetic boys although I am probably not exactly what you would expect (definitely NOT your stereotypical homeschooler, if there is really such a thing). I support progressive political causes (yes, liberals can and do homeschool!) and I have found a spiritual home in the Unitarian Universalist Church. I have no real idea of how I want to use this blog, but will probably focus on homeschooling, things that I am learning from my boys, personal thoughts and opinions and maybe some liberal politics thrown in, who knows!
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2 Responses to Peeps, Glorious Peeps!

  1. Ow wow, this is an AWESOME tradition. :)

  2. Sara says:

    My mother-in-law did that with my kids – and she calls it a “peep show”.