Best in Peep Show

Long confined to middle school classrooms, competitive diorama making has taken its rightful place as an Internet phenom. Its pinnacle: First prize in The Open Notebook’s science-themed Peeps diorama contest, giving the sugary bunnies a higher purpose than empty calories.

As Kaitlyn Tiffany notes in Vox, there’s simply everything to love about this.

This year’s winner showcases science and social commentary with “Hidden Peeps” recreating 1960s-era NASA to celebrate the contributions of African-Americans chronicled in the movie “Hidden Figures.”

GHN’s personal favorite: 7-year-old Ben’s enterprising effort, “Peep at the Moon." The Lego vehicle and marshmallow helmets, the judges gushed, “are signs of great dioramas to come.”

Considering entering next year? Remember, Peeps are unique, and casting is everything. “You can look through a package of Peeps and find one that looks a little fatter ... or a little more adventurous than another,” says Open Notebook's Siri Carpenter.

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