Today we’re doing an eggs-traordinary glow in the dark Easter egg hunt!
Perfect for anyone looking for a fun Easter activity to do with the kids, a glow in the dark egg hunt is so much fun and super easy to set up.
We’ve done all the hard work for you with step-by-step instructions for how to make Easter eggs glow and how to set up your egg hunt. And we’ve even thrown in some free printable clues!
What you need for a glow in the dark Easter egg hunt
Fillable eggs and glow sticks
These are the two things that you MUST have for a glow in the dark Easter egg hunt. These fillable eggs are perfect because you can take them apart and fill them with whatever you want – sweets, small toys and glow sticks to make them glow!
We’d recommend using small glow stick bracelets like these as they’re small enough to curl up and put inside a fillable egg.
A selections of Easter sweets and chocolates
You’ll also need some prizes for whoever finds the eggs but don’t worry about everything fitting inside the fillable eggs (as they’ll already have a glow stick inside them).
We’d recommend choosing a selection of mini Easter eggs, chocolate lollipops and glow in the dark moustaches like these – then just hide them with the glow in the dark eggs.
How to make Easter eggs glow
Making Easter eggs glow really isn’t as hard as it sounds. Simply take a glow stick and snap it to make it glow – then give it a good shake to make sure it glows evenly the whole way along.
Then curl it up and put it inside a fillable egg; just remember not to snap your glow sticks too soon before you’re going to do the Easter egg hunt because they’ll only glow for a couple of hours before they start to fade.
Should a glow in the dark Easter egg hunt be indoors or outdoors?
This is up to you – a glow in the dark Easter egg hunt can be indoors or outdoors. But to keep it safe, we’d recommend limiting an indoor egg hunt to just the downstairs of the house or an outdoor one to just the back garden.
How many eggs should you hide per person?
We’d recommend hiding around 7-10 eggs per person to give every child a chance to find a fair few prizes.
If you’ve got different age groups, we’d recommend using different coloured eggs for the older children and hiding their eggs in different places. Since we’re talking about a glow in the dark egg hunt, use different coloured glow sticks for the older children’s eggs too!
Free printable Easter egg hunt clues
The final stage of setting up your Easter egg hunt is to put out some clues! Each time you hide an egg, hide one of our free printable clues with it to help the children figure out where to find the next one.
Download them below and just make sure the places you hide yours eggs correspond with what’s written on the clues!
We hope we’ve given you enough inspiration to do your own glow in the dark Easter egg hunt! Browse our full range of Easter party supplies at Party Delights or stay on our blog for even more Easter ideas: