There’s nothing like an epic Easter egg hunt to keep the lil’ kiddos — or let’s face it: you and your squad — entertained. But with Easter egg hunts getting more and more creative each year, it can be tough trying to come up with something epic enough to share on Instagram. That’s why we’ve gone ahead and curated only the best Easter scavenger hunt ideas to inspire yours. Easter egg decorations, kid-friendly crafts, adorable bunny ears — this list has it all. Check out these 21 #winning Easter egg hunt ideas that are sure to make the Easter bunny jealous.
1. Meri Meri Egg Hunter’s Kit ($20): You can’t have an Easter egg hunt without any of the signs to tell you where to go! Make sure you’re prepared for whatever comes your way with this all-in-one kit that includes all the pointers, stakes and flags you’ll need.
2. Free Printable Easter Egg Hunt Banner: Welcome your guests to your epic Easter egg hunt with an equally epic banner. If you really sell it with an egg-cellent Easter pun, even the adults will want in on the hunt. (via Studio DIY)
3. Free Printable DIY Easter Bunny Treat Cones: Instead of handing each of your guests an Easter basket, try something different this year. These alternative bunny cones are so easy to make that even the littlest ones will be able to get in on the DIY fun. Simply print the free printables, tape along the side and you’ll have the quickest alternative DIY Easter basket ever. (via We Are Scout)
4. DIY Rope Baskets: Here’s a DIY project both grownups and kids can enjoy. Use it to hold your kiddo’s goodies as an alternative to the Easter egg basket, or use them as treat bowls around your brunch table. Either way, they’ll make gorgeous decorative pieces the grownups will want to take home. Pick up a Dip Dyed Rope Bowls Kit ($24) to make one for yourself! (via Brit + Co)
5. DIY Bunny Ears: No Easter egg hunt experience is complete without some bunny ears. These ones are made from scraps of fabric so you’ll only have to pick up headbands (which you can probably find for super cheap from your local dollar store). Hop on this adorable DIY so those egg hunters can properly go to town. (via Hello, Wonderful)
6. DIY Easter Bunny Lollipops: It might be an Easter EGG hunt, but with bunny lollipops lookin’ this cute, your guests won’t object. Besides, Easter egg hunts include all sorts of games and crafts nowadays, so it’s just another reason to think outside the box! (via Studio DIY)
7. DIY Tic-Tac-Toe Game: Spice things up with a little friendly competition with a game of tic-tac-toe. Use jelly beans to tally points, and as an incentive to win, the victor gets to eat both sets of jelly points! (via Little Gray Fox & Little Foto Fox)
8. DIY Bunny Ear Macarons: These homemade macaron bunnies will delight your guests from start to yummy finish. Take it one step further with a drawn-in set of eyes, nose and whiskers using edible marker or some frosting. (via Sugar & Cloth)
9. DIY Rock Candy Carrots: Easter bunnies and carrots go hand in hand, so don’t be surprised when these rock candy carrots are a huge hit at your hunt. You’ll wish your kids wanted veggies this badly. (via No Biggie)
10. Easter Egg Decorating Station: Easter isn’t Easter without some good, old-fashioned Easter egg decorating. Create a station so everyone can get creative with crayons, watercolors, paintbrushes and even Sculpey for the older kids. Once the eggs are dry, send the older kids out to hide the eggs before letting the little ones loose to search. (via Brit + Co)
11. Temporary Tattoo Station: Decorating doesn’t have to stop short of Easter eggs. Let your guests get creative with their eggs AND themselves by slapping on some temporary tattoos. These gilded options will have everyone feelin’ extra fancy. (via Brit + Co)
12. DIY Jelly Bean Bunny Cups: Scatter a few cups filled with jelly beans around the different booths or stations you’ve set up. Kids will love having something to snack on to help keep their energy up before and after the hunt. (via Made to Be a Momma)
13. Mini Easter Piñatas: Make every little kid’s dream come true with these mini Easter piñatas. The extra bit of effort it takes is totally worth it when your guests realize they get to take their favors home. And the award for best Easter egg hunt host/hostess goes to… (via Oh Happy Day)
14. Easter Lemon Cake: Sure, your guests will be having fun, but they’ll drop anything for a cake break. That’s especially true when it’s a delicious lemon cake like this one. Serve it mid-hunt or after the festivities to celebrate the lucky winner. (via Brit + Co)
15. DIY Bunny Bath Bombs: Kids might not be super excited about bunny-shaped bath bombs, but their parents are sure to love this idea. Add these bunny bath bombs into the hunt as a little joke that grown-ups in need of some spa-time will appreciate. (via A Pumpkin & A Princess)
16. Easter Bunny Egg Stickers: These bunny and egg stickers offer the finishing touch to any Easter egg decoration or craft. Kids will love the chance to deck everything out with these brightly patterned stickers. (via Design Is Yay)
17. Peeps Ice Cream Cones: Peeps are the marshmallow-y goodness we all look forward to every Easter. Let your guests indulge in their love for chocolate with these Peeps ice cream cones that include chocolate-dipped peeps, chocolate eggs and edible Easter grass stuffed into waffle cones. (via The Bakers Blog)
18. Free Easter Bunny Printable Party Favor: More Easter puns! Let your guests take home all those delicious treats in a punny party favor bag. Fill it up with Easter favorites: jellybeans, Cadbury mini eggs and a peep or two (or however many you can fit!) (via I Heart Naptime)
19. DIY Message in an Egg: Treat your guests to a unique message in this Easter egg favor. Surprise them with an Easter-inspired quote or another *egg-ceptional* Easter pun. Guests young and old will appreciate the thought that went into the message. (via Sugar & Cloth)
20. Brunch: Kids and grownups will look forward to Easter brunch when the menu says “Eggs on Clouds.” This divine concoction made from bacon, eggs, cheese and chives is the best way to end a long hunt. (via Blue Apron)
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