Make Glow in the Dark Easter Eggs

Dyed eggs are a colorful addition to any Easter morning---but what if you could search for them at night? This guide will show you how to make glow in the dark Easter eggs in a few simple steps. Where you hide them is up to you!


  1. Use fine grit sandpaper to sand the plastic Easter egg.
    • Do this lightly to avoid creating a hole in the egg.
  2. Pour 1 cup (8 oz) of water-based acrylic varnish into a plastic cup and add 1/4 cup (2 oz) of glow in the dark powder.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Use a craft brush to paint your eggs with the mixture.
  5. Dry your newly painted eggs.
  6. Place all eggs under a black light 10 minutes prior to hiding. This will charge the glow in the dark surface.
  7. Place in the back yard at night.


  • Do not use real eggs. Even if the glow in the dark powder you have selected is non-toxic, ingestion is not recommended. .
  • If you allow your children to do this project, make sure to supervise them carefully.

Things You'll Need

  • Plastic Easter eggs
  • Glow in the Dark powder (obtain this substance online or at a specialty store).
  • Mixing bowl
  • Paint brushes of various weights.

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