I have been waiting all year long to try this one out! Last year right around Easter time, I saw a post by our friends at FlaglerCountyFamilyFun.com where Sara told her readers about an awesome Easter tradition: a glow in the dark Easter egg hunt! So here I am a few weeks before Easter and I’m getting my gear ready to go. There is still time if you want to do one too! It’s actually much easier than you would expect and here is what we plan on doing.
For starters, we want to get some of our family and friends involved. Obviously this is more fun for the smaller kiddos, but people of all ages can really get into it. I thought the idea of a glow in the dark Easter egg hunt would be really cool to do in the backyard, but at first didn’t realize how I would actually get the eggs to glow. Glow in the dark spray paint can actually be quite expensive, and it really doesn’t work all that well. That’s where Sara’s great idea came in!
It turns out there are tiny LED lights that are just perfect to be able to pull off a glow in the dark Easter egg hunt, they key is to know what you’re looking for. Don’t tell anyone I told you this, but the secret is: (drumroll please…..) finger lights. Yep, that’s right, finger lights. These tiny LED lights come in a variety of colors and are usually found at the dollar store in four packs, or can be purchased in bulk online.
Now this is where the friends come in to make your glow in the dark Easter egg hunt a success! Recruit them to bring a small bag of candy or a few small prizes with them. You can then assign numbers to each of the prizes if you want and stuff the numbers inside the eggs instead. They can also help turn on all the eggs right before it’s hiding time. The lights should last a couple of hours, and may even last for more than one Easter. Be forewarned though, if you purchase the ones in bulk, you will get some duds, because they are just loosely packed and the switches turn on in transit. You can see one of the duds actually in the glowing photo, it’s not as bright. No big deal, I’ll just swap it out for another and they are cheap enough.If you have very small kiddos the lights can pose a choking hazard, so I wouldn’t recommend them as prizes.
While you are having some fun with your own glow in the dark Easter egg hunt, don’t forget that Easter isn’t all about the bunny and candy, it’s about the death and resurrection of Jesus, so take some time for a teaching moment with the little ones as well.
Want to do you own glow in the dark Easter egg hunt? Here is everything you’ll need:
Finger Lights Via Amazon (all free shipping with Amazon Prime):
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