Sunday, April 4, 2010

Peeps Show

Easter in D.C. means the Washington Post Peeps Diorama Contest.  Every year, I eagerly wait to see the submissions, which are always amazingly clever.  Here's this year's winner, based on the movie, "Up."  The house is actually floating above the ground.

There are also some semi-finalists that particularly appeal to me--one recreating the famous Dupont Circle snowball fight, which got national attention during the Snowpocalypse.  Another depicts the recently rebuilt Eastern Market, which is truly the centerpiece of my Capitol Hill neighborhood.  There are also literary references ("Goodnight Moon," Jane Austen, and "Madeline"), pop culture (the balloon boy, Super Mario Brothers), and semi-political (Bo Obama and the White House party crashers).

Check out all of the finalists and semi-finalists here.


  1. I saw these the other day- so creative! And I guess you're particularly fond of the winner...being a yellow house and all :)

    Happy Easter!

  2. What a fun idea! I can't believe I have never heard of this before! I'm going to go check them all out. Hope you had a wonderful Easter!

  3. That is incredible! Love it. Thanks for sharing!

    I have a linky party going on where you can enter a post about anything you want to share with others. I would love it if you entered this one!

    Its at

  4. These are fabulous! Who would have ever thought that peeps could be art! lol

  5. I just love the movie UP! What a great little mini house!

    I just thought I'd say hi...found you @ Sarah's blog!