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Glow-in-the-dark Easter egg hunt

Jennifer Coe

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I started blogging in 2007 at fabricbliss.com, and more recently, at studiotantrum.com/blog. I mostly love to sew but also love to use a lot of hot glue.

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Easter egg hunts no longer need to be relegated to the daytime hours. The hunt could be much more thrilling — and challenging for the older set — if conducted under the cloak of darkness. Adding glow-in-the-dark eggs to the mix is a surefire way to add some excitement to your Easter traditions this year.
Surprise your kids this year

There are several ways to create glow-in-the-dark eggs.

Add a glow stick

Glow-stick bracelets are available, quite inexpensively, at most dollar and discount stores. Folded up into a pretzel knot, as shown, they fit quite nicely into a plastic egg. Make sure not to include any unwrapped candy in any eggs that contain the glow sticks. Change or small toys are fun alternatives.

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Paint your eggs

There are many different varieties of glow-in-the-dark spray paint that would be suitable for painting plastic eggs. Working in a well-ventilated area, separate your egg halves and apply a light coat to the outsides of the eggs. Make sure to allow the eggs to dry thoroughly before filling with wrapped candy.

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Use a black light

You can also use paint that glows under a black light in combination with a flashlight that has a black light lightbulb. This paint is water-based and suitable if you are using real, hollowed-out eggshells or papier-mâché eggs.

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