My kids love a good Easter egg hunt. This year, I have a surprising plot twist planned. We are going to have a Glow in the Dark Easter egg hunt! It is going to be a lot of fun for everyone. We got supplies from Oriental Trading to use for our Easter activities in exchange for telling you all about it.
A Glow in the Dark Easter egg hunt is not much different from the usual outdoor egg hunts. The main difference is you will need to have your egg hunt at dusk. As it gets dark, the glowing eggs will really stand out. The darker it is, the brighter the eggs will glow.
TIP: If it is completely dark outside, Easter egg hunters should use a flashlight or headlamp to help them get around safely.
What You’ll Need To Make Glow in the Dark Easter Eggs
- Plastic Easter Eggs
- Small, bendable Glow Bracelets (one per egg)
- Easter Candy and Small Easter Toy Prizes to trade for the found eggs
How To Make Glow in the Dark Easter Eggs:
Take a glow bracelet and snap it so it will start glowing. Bend the bracelet so it will fit inside a plastic Easter egg and close the egg. Repeat this step for each egg.
TIP: You may want to tape the egg shut to make sure it doesn’t snap open in the hustle and bustle. You can make your glow eggs a little bit ahead of time, but keep in mind glow stick bracelets can glow for about 8-12 hours max.
Once all the eggs are glowing, they are ready to be hidden. These really cute bunny and chick Easter light up necklaces are fun for the kids to wear while they hop around looking for Easter eggs.
TIP: If you are having an Easter egg hunt in a large area such as a park, use fluorescent tape to mark the boundaries and/or have adults stationed around the area to help keep track of the kids.
Once the eggs have been hidden, the Easter egg hunt can begin! If you have a wide age difference in kids, give the younger kids a few minutes’ head start on the older kids.
Another thing to do for the younger kids is to make sure some of the eggs are “hidden” in plain sight, so that they don’t get too frustrated trying to find eggs. Remind the older kids that those “easy to see” eggs are for the little kids, and that their eggs will be a little more challenging to find.
Once all the eggs have been found, it’s time for round two of the fun: Prizes! Set up a prize table where the egg hunters can trade in their plastic eggs for candy and prizes.
Oriental Trading has all sorts of small toys you can buy in bulk for prizes. Pictured above are some of my kids’ favorites: Easter stampers, chocolate candy and Sticky Bunnies. The really cute and colorful tassel garland you see in the background is also from Oriental Trading.
Shop Oriental Trading online for Easter party supplies, Easter crafts, Easter basket fillers and everything you need to have a glow in the dark Easter egg hunt just like ours!
Have you ever hunted for glow in the dark eggs? Share your ideas and tips for how to have fun Easter egg hunts with us in the comments below.
You will also want to check out my sweet Easter candy terrariums. They are really easy to make in 5 minutes or less, and the perfect addition to your Easter table decorations.