Welcome! I am a mom to two wonderful kids, a lovely retired greyhound, and a wife to a great husband. Needless to say, there are a lot of daily messes to clean up around our house. Daily Messes is my blog to share ideas on things to do with your kids, snack and meal ideas, crafts, and holiday fun. I hope you find something to enjoy!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Finding Eggs In The Dark

We did a little something different with the Easter egg hunt last year. We did a Glow In The Dark Easter Egg Hunt!

I bought plastic eggs and glow-in-the-dark bracelets. Once I snapped the bracelets to get them glowing, I rolled them up and placed one in each egg. I then added some Skittles and jelly beans to some of the eggs. In one of eggs, I placed a note that said "TV". We had the kids stay in their room until all the eggs were hidden. The boys ran around in the house in the dark finding eggs. They had a blast!

Once all the eggs were found, we opened them up and the boys found the note. They ran over to the TV cabinet and found an Easter DVD (Veggie Tales: An Easter Carol). We put together a few of the glow-in-the-dark bracelets into necklaces with the supplied connectors and the boys sat and watched the show.

DM Tips:
  • If the eggs don't want to stay together, use a small piece of painters tape to hold the egg together. I used painters tape because it is easier to peel off the egg when you are done.
  • Don't fill the eggs with the glow bracelets until you are ready to start. I've had mixed results with glow in the dark bracelets/necklaces. Sometimes they will only last a half hour or they can last several hours. I've also had duds before, so make sure there will be a few extra for when you are filling the eggs.

There are lots of neat glow in-the-dark things available that you can place in some of the eggs to keep with the glow in the dark theme!
    • Bracelets. You can also usually find these in the dollar bins at Target or the dollar stores.
    • Lizzards
    • Nail Polish. Having boys, I have not tried this product out but it does look like fun.
    • Spray Paint. This could be fun to decorate the outside of the eggs and just have candy or coins filling the egg.
    • Stars (Adhesive). Kids seem to love these. But be careful...I think my sister's old room at my parents house may still have some of these stuck in various places around the room.
    • Tape. A fun way to decorate eggs, books, etc.
    • Rubber Ducks
  • LED Flashing Rings. These are another fun way to make the eggs light up for an in-the-dark egg hunt.

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