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.
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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.
Lynn White says
My nephews would LOVE this! I may have to extend Easter and do this for them when they come to visit in May.
Thanks, Lynn! I hope you have a wonderful visit with your nephews. –Nicole
Using glow in the dark bracelets for glow in the dark eggs is a smart idea, Nicole. Sounds so fun. #HomeMattersParty
Donna @ Modern on Monticello says
This is such a great twist for an egg hunt. Our church once did a flashlight egg hunt and it was a hit too. Thanks for sharing. #HomeMattersParty
Jeannee Taylor says
So neat and so creative! I miss that kind of fun! Thanks for sharing! #HomeMattersParty
Michelle James says
Don’t you just love Oriental Trading? They have everything! this is such a cool project that I know the kids must just love! #homemattersparty
Yes, I love Oriental Trading. They have so much fun stuff! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, have a great week! -Nicole
Sounds fun! Last year for our egg hunt the kids could only use lacrosse sticks and no hands to pick up their eggs. They had to carry them back to their baskets in the lax sticks too! #HomeMattersPArty
Emily, what an awesome idea! My kids literally just got lacrosse sticks about 2 weeks ago, we are definitely going to try your idea. I bet that is so much fun, and I can imagine it’s a challenge, too. Thanks so much for telling me. My kids will love it. –Nicole
How fun! What a great way to add a fun twist to a classic game!
How fun! What a great way to add a fun twist to a classic game! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty
Mrs U says
LOOOOVE the glow in the dark idea!!! What fun!!! Ooooooh egg hunt at night!! YAY!!!!
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