If you’re hosting a Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt or just want to add some fun to your egg decorating, there are a few options you can try to make your eggs glow…

  • Plastic Eggs + Finger Lights – This is the route we use for our Glow in the Dark Egg Hunts. The finger lights last several hours, meaning you can stuff them before the event and they’ll still be glowing when it’s time to hunt/after the event. Plus, the kids loved taking them home. Just flip it on, then put one finger light into each plastic egg.
  • Plastic Eggs + glow sticks – Though a popular and somewhat cheaper option than the finger lights, we ended up avoiding this option. The glow sticks did not fit well into the eggs, making the eggs pop open often. Also, the glow sticks didn’t glow as brightly inside the eggs, so we didn’t quite have the full effect we wanted. If you go this route, be sure to order mini glow sticks or use a kit like this one.
  • Eggs made of glowing plastic – Glowing eggs are available from a variety of sources (including this one), but they are often more expensive, and they require “charging” the eggs in sunlight prior to use. From the ones we tested, the glow doesn’t seem to last very long.
  • Neon or Glow in the Dark Paint – If you want to decorate eggs that glow in the dark, just use glow-in-the-dark paint or neon paint (with a black light) to make them shine!

And if you’re looking for more ways to spice up your Easter egg hunt, here are 5 resources that help make your hunt egg-stra special and here are 4 ways to change things up!

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