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35 Creative Easter Egg Hunt Ideas That Are Easy and Fun to DIY

Spice up your holiday with these simple yet exciting scavenger hunt twists for kids and adults.

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A Kailo Chic Life

Easter is a favorite for many. As you brainstorm your Easter dinner menu, home decor and delicious treats to serve (including the potential candy cottontail cookies), you might be thinking of the classic tradition that comes around every year: the Easter egg hunt. The activity is simple: regular eggs are hidden while players scramble to find them with hopes of winning a prize. The excitement that comes along with playing makes the day fun — and adding a twist to the activity might make it better.

If your family plans to celebrate, browse our Easter egg hunt ideas that are not only simple and creative, but offer a more challenging and different aspect to what you may have done in the past (check out our virtual egg hunt ideas if remote). From DIY money bags and eggs full of puzzle pieces to a pull-and-pop party and night-time hunt, these creative Easter egg hunt games are perfect for kids and adults alike. And the best part? You'll have the chance to put your DIY skills to use along the way!

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Typically Simple
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Easter Egg Counting Hunt

For your kids just learning to count, tuck these math printables into plastic eggs and hide them around the house. Let them find the eggs and put their counting skills to use to figure out the correct order.

Get the tutorial at Typically Simple »

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Club Crafted
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'90s Easter Egg Hunt

Get ready to have a '90s-themed Easter party. DIY your own '90s-patterned Easter eggs for a scavenger hunt to remember.

Get the tutorial at Club Crafted »

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Sarah Hearts
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Colorful Easter Treat Advent Calendar Hunt

Count down to Easter with these colorful advent calendar Easter bags. Place a colorful egg and candy in each bag and have your family search for their treats per day.

Get the tutorial at Sarah Hearts »

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Studio DIY
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DIY Money Bag Easter Eggs

Instead of making your family find eggs around the house, turn them into colorful money bags.

Get the tutorial at Studio DIY »

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The Melrose Family
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DIY Easter Gift Box

After a successful Easter Egg hunt, gift the winner their very own Easter gift box. Fill it with candy or homemade treats, including marbled egg sugar cookies.

Get the tutorial at The Melrose Family »

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Studio DIY
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DIY Easter Bunny Lollipop Hunt

While regular Easter egg hunts are fun, the eggs aren't ideal treats. So, swap those eggs with bunny lollipops. The only materials needed: tissues (or tissue paper), twine, pink or white cardstock and scissors.

Get the tutorial at Studio DIY »

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A Kailo Chic Life
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Geometric Paper Easter Eggs

DIY your own Easter eggs using geometric paper. Fill them with M&M's for everyone to enjoy after the game.

Get the tutorial at A Kailo Chic Life »

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Flamingo Toes
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Roly Poly Fabric Easter Bunnies

Your kids will love discovering these adorable bunny faces during their hunt. They're easy to make and blend in with any Easter home decor.

Get the tutorial at Flamingo Toes »

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Lovely Indeed
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Typography Easter Eggs

Add your own typography to colorful eggs for your family to find. The words can be hints to other eggs scattered throughout the space.

Get the tutorial at Lovely Indeed »

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A Night Owl Blog
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Painted Wood Slice Easter Eggs

Along with being cute additions to your holiday decorations, these painted wood slices can be placed all around your home for an exciting Easter scavenger hunt.

Get the tutorial at A Night Owl »

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All For the Boys
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Lego Eggs

If your kids are Lego fans, split up a new Lego set — maybe the Easter-themed one? — into different plastic eggs. Once they're done finding all the eggs, they can spend the rest of the morning putting the set together!

Get the tutorial at All for the Boys »

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The Best Ideas for Kids
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Sensory Search

If you have a kiddie pool, rice table or sandbox, bury some eggs and give kids shovels and scoopers and tell them to dig in! (And if you don't, it's easy to whip up a bin of rainbow rice or bubbly water.) It'll be a sensory experience for them, exposing them to different textures.

Get the tutorial at The Best Ideas for Kids »

RELATED: The Best DIY Sensory Bin Ideas to Get Kids Used to New Textures

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My Name is Snickerdoodle
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Confetti Eggs

Think of these confetti-filled eggs as mini piñatas that kids can easily crack open before the party begins. They'll love seeing all the color confetti!

Get the tutorial at My Name Is Snickerdoodle »

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Research Parent
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Make It a Raffle

In addition to hiding little candy and prizes with the eggs, you can also slip a raffle ticket into each one. Then, after all of the eggs have been found, you can hold a raffle for some bigger Easter gifts for kids.

Get the tutorial at Research Parent »

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Mike Garten
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Egg Hunt Bunny Markers

Cut bunny, egg, and carrot shapes out of sturdy card stock. Then glue to wooden craft sticks and scatter throughout the yard to guide everyone to their hidden treats.

RELATED: Easter Crafts You Can Totally DIY

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Celebrations at Home
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Balloon Landmarks

Create a mini "minefield" by tying a plastic egg onto the free end of a balloon string. Even the tiniest eyes won't miss 'em.

Get the tutorial at Celebrations at Home »

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Five Little Chefs
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Nature Scavenger Hunt

Since you're ditching plastic this year, that means plastic eggs are also a no-go. Keep your kids entertained with this scavenger hunt inspired by the trees, animals and plants outside.

Get the tutorial at Five Little Chefs »

RELATED: 22 Fun Scavenger Hunt Ideas to Keep Your Kids Guessing

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Alice and Lois
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Hoppin' Easter Egg Hunt

These fun printables, with directions like "hop like a bunny" or "do a somersault," will get everyone up and moving on Easter Sunday.

Get the tutorial at Alice and Lois »

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Lovely Indeed
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Easter Egg Hunt Trophies

While the chocolates, trinkets, and coins may be the main draw, everyone will feel like a winner when they're given one of these small (but mighty) trophies that read "Good Egg," "Most Eggs" and more.

Get the tutorial at Lovely Indeed »

RELATED: The Best Easter Egg Hunts Near You

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Play Party Plan
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Golden Ticket Egg

It looks like the Easter Bunny has turned into Willy Wonka this year: Fill one of the plastic eggs with a golden ticket and let kids trade it in for a special prize.

Get the tutorial from Play Party Plan »

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Make and Takes
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Blooming Eggs Hunt

Stick these "plantable" eggs in your garden and encourage little ones to uproot them. It makes egg hunts a little bit easier for the littlest searchers.

Get the tutorial at Make and Takes »

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Courtesy of Play Party Plan
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Perfect Patterns Egg Hunt

Have kids find a pattern or specific order for finding the eggs. Once they nail it, they get the "big" prize (you can pick exactly what's inside).

Get the tutorial from Play Party Plan »

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Crystal & Co.
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Nature Hunt

After the main hunt is over, send the kids out on a "reverse hunt" — instead of looking for eggs that are filled, get them to find bits of nature that can fill the eggs up again. It's great for getting them to run around outside and explore nature.

Get the tutorial at Crystal & Co. »

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Peter Risley-Settle / EyeEmGetty Images
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Ball Pit Challenge

If you have a water table or kiddie pool, you can also fill it with ball pit balls and hide in eggs in there. It's hard to tell the plastic eggs from the ball pit balls, so you might want to use different colors to distinguish them, like pairing pastel balls with metallic eggs.

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Courtesy of Life as a Mom
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Customizable Easter Egg Hunt

Instead of putting treats in the eggs, you can sneak in slips of paper that kids can redeem for fun prizes of your choice.

Get the tutorial from Life as a Mom »

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Getty Images
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Easter Egg Relay Race

Split the kids into teams and have a member from each team search for an egg. Once they've found an egg, they tag the next teammate — just like a traditional relay race!

Get the tutorial from Play Party Plan »

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Courtesy of The Dating Divas
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Partner-Approved Egg Hunt

This hunt leads your significant other on a scavenger hunt around the house until they finds their special Easter basket ... and you!

Get the tutorial from The Dating Divas »

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A Mom's Take
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Easter Egg Hunt Checklist

There's so much more to the search than simply collecting eggs. With this checklist, ask participants to locate flowers, backyard creatures and eggs in a variety of colors.

Get the tutorial at A Mom's Take »

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Studio DIY
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Egg Poppers

Turn your Easter egg hunt into a pull-and-pop party. Hang these candy-filled, candy-shaped poppers from a tree, give each child a color, and let them to go to town.

Get the tutorial at Studio DIY »

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Over the Big Moon
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Privilege Egg Hunt

Opt for "privilege" notes instead of candy, which offers children special time with mom and dad, an extra fifteen minutes before bedtime, more screen time or even the last slice of pie.

See more at Over the Big Moon »

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