Glow in the Dark Easter Eggs

A new fun Easter tradition – Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt. Just add glow sticks and candy to your eggs and hide them at night to create a new and fun tradition they’ll want to do every year!

Glow in the dark eggs

The Kids’ Favorite Easter Tradition

Eek, it’s already almost Easter! Can you believe it? Well, to get crackin’ on this upcoming holiday I wanted to share with you some fun Easter Egg Decorating Ideas this week, so be sure to check back this week for more fun Easter Egg ideas.

Today: Glow in the Dark Easter Eggs

I saw the idea at Mommy SaversΒ and knew it would be perfect for our Family Home Evening Activity.

The kids LOVED it! It is so easy to do and so fun too!

Supplies for glow in the dark Easter eggs

what you need

  • Plastic Easter Eggs (medium – large size work best)
  • Glow Sticks (found in the dollar section at Target, Michael’s, Dollar Store) – or Mini Glow Sticks
  • Tape
  • Candy

1. Snap glow sticks so they are glowing and insert into eggs along with some candy. They can be a little tricky to fit in and close easily. The easiest thing we’ve found that helps is putting on the connector piece to the glow stick making it a circle, and then twisting it to be two circles and then putting it inside the egg. πŸ™‚

2. Tape shut, if needed, and HIDE while glow sticks are glowing.

That’s it – Told you it was EASY!

What’s great about these eggs is that are FUN! Even the hubby was temped to go out and find them during the hunt since he thought they looked so cool.

I promise this will become your kids’ new favorite Easter tradition.

Glow in the Dark Easter eggs

Now you can do it with your own kiddos at home and I promise they’ll love it!

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty β€œLil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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    1. Oh yes, my 4 year old LOVED it. They were totally confused as to why it glowed but loved the hunt and opening it up to find the glow sticks AND candy. Bonus!!

  1. Now this looks like a hunt that would be fun to do well past Easter, like on warm summer nights! I’m so excited to try this with my kids!

    1. That’s a great idea, Janet!! I can’t get over how much fun it was. The kids loved it, and even my hubby couldn’t stop looking at the eggs. LOL – we’re nerds. Haha!

    1. Thank you!! He will definitely love the glow in the dark eggs. They just look so cool when they are all lit up and spread out on the yard. Thanks for stopping by! πŸ˜€

    1. You’re welcome, Courtney! It’s so fun especially because with our family we are always rushing to get it done before it gets too dark but now we solved that problem! Hope your kiddos like it. Have a great Easter! πŸ™‚

  2. Great idea! The last couple of years, because my kids are a little older, I’ve done a flashlight Easter egg hunt at night, where I’ve painted the eggs with glow in the dark paint, to make the hunt a little more challenging than a daytime hunt. But the glow sticks in the eggs will be perfect for the young guests.

    1. Jennifer – painting the eggs in glow in the dark pant is awesome too!!! Great idea! Will have to try that out next year! Thanks for coming over to say hi. Hope you can come back again. πŸ™‚

    1. Your kids will love it. We already did it once but the kids had so much fun we may have to do it one more time before Easter is over. πŸ™‚

    1. Ooooh – great idea!! Let me know if you try it out. Would love to add that option to the post. Thanks for stopping by! XO

  3. Wow, now you can hunt eggs after dark… easy hunt too. I wouldn’t lose these either. love it…I’m glad I found your blog at the Creations by Kara party. II liked you on FB, but I didn’t see a follow button,, so I can keep in touch. I would love if you stopped by and followed back on LF and GFC. Nice to meet you, Lori

  4. LOVE this idea-so fun! We “egg” our neighbors every year & this year we added this & the kids went crazy for it! It was so successful we are making more for a party tomorrow night!

    1. Yay!! I love to hear that! So fun!! Good luck with your party tomorrow night as well. I think we will be doing it again also. πŸ™‚

    1. I find mine at the local dollar store, or in the dollar sections at Target or Michael’s. There is like 15 in a tube, and they’re $1. πŸ™‚

  5. I adore this!! Thank you for the fun activity–I wanted to share our experience with you. I blogged about the fun we had and left linky love on my blog of fun kids activities. Thanks again!

    Gianne at

  6. May I use your glow in the dark picture on my private blog to have a visual to link to your post on this? We did a glow in the dark hunt and it was a great success, but we didn’t get a photo of any glowing eggs.

  7. I absolutely love this!! I actually don’t have children myself, but enjoyed doing it for the kids in the family! I think the adults enjoyed it more than some of the kids!! It was a blast! We did a glow in the dark egg hunt both Saturday and Sunday nite! Thanks so much!

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  9. I did this yesterday and it was a hit!!! Thanks so much for the idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your right the glow sticks are a little hard to fit, but other thann that it was awesome even the big kids wanted to go egg hunting!:)

  10. Ok, this may sound like a really dumb question but I want to do a night egg hunt w/ the glow stick but I have a couple of questions: first–the glow sticks–the stuff in them to make them glow, is it liquid, gel, ???. The reason I’m asking that is, here comes the dumb part, I have glow “sticks” and was wondering if I could cut them to go in the eggs. (They are too long as the “sticks”.), second–what “glow” thing did you use in them??? Thanks for your help. Marty

  11. We loved this activity. But we used it for FHE and my husband used the story in Enos of the Brother of Jared- where the Lord lights the stones. I’m sure my kids will never forget this scripture story, because of the glow-in-the- dark eggs! πŸ™‚

  12. We did the Easter egg glow in dark. With glow Sticks in colored eggs with candy didn’t work well. The kids couldn’t hardly tell what color the eggs were. Since they had a certain color to hunt. Can someone tell us what we did wrong.

        1. Oh, thank you so much!!! We love to throw parties and it is so much more fun when you can share what you did and your ideas! So many fun ideas out there!

  13. Hi! Stumbled upon your link + wanted to share something thAt has worked well for Us over the years. I purchase The tea lights from the Dollar Tree. They come in packs of four + fit perfectly inside a plastic egg. Some are white light, some change colors. It is super easy to just turn theM on. We store and reuse them.