I am quite excited about this year’s Easter egg hunt, it has taken some time to do, but I think it will be really worth while. Earlier this year I discovered a YouTube channel called Threadbanger. Basically they have this show called Man vs Pin were people send in suggestions of things they have seen on Pinterest and then they try to see if they can recreate them. It is pretty hilarious, although the language is terrible. Anyway, I found a video they did on creating messages hidden inside an egg. They looked really cool and I thought it would make an amazing way to hide clues for an Easter egg hunt.

At the time of me writing this, it is not yet Easter, so my charges haven’t had their egg hunt yet. I thought I would tell you what we were going to do and how to do it so that you could also try it out.

You will need:

  • Eggs
  • A sharp pin
  • Bowl
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Ear bud
  • Scissors
  • Paper
  • Pen

Using a sharp pin make a hole in both the top and bottom of your egg. You don’t want to make the holes too small or too big. If they are too small it will make the next part too hard. And if they are too big, it might compromise the shell.

Then blow into one end of the egg to remove all the insides. It is pretty gross and can take a bit of time to do. You can of course still eat the egg afterwards. I was planning on making scrambled eggs, but I had a stinking cold so nobody really wanted to share my eggs.

I blew 6 eggs in total. How many you do is totally dependant on how many clues you might want.

I gave each egg a bit of a rinse out and then left them to dry for a 24 hours.

During this time you can paint the outside of the shells. I found acrylic paint to be the best as it is a thick and sticks well to the shell. To finish each shell off I dipped an ear bud into some white paint and gave them each a polka dot finish.

Next cut out some thing strips of paper (one for each egg), and write your clue on it. Then you have to role them up very tightly. This is because you will need to put it through one of the holes you made on your eggs (this is why you don’t want the hole to be too small).

Finally hide your eggs for your little ones to find. We have written a couple of letters onto each note. When they have found all the eggs they then have to figure out what the word, which will be where their eggs are hidden.

As I said, I am very excited to see how this hunt will work out. I am hoping that my charges and their cousins will be able to figure it all out.

Pin for later:

a message in an egg: find the clues hidden in eggs to complete this Easter egg hunt.

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Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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