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Glow in the Dark Easter Eggs Using Flameless Tea Light Candles

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Need a fun Easter activity this year to do with the kids?

Host a Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt in the evening using plastic eggs and LED tea lights. They are easy to put together and look super cool with the flickering light.

You could alternatively use glow sticks, but the tea lights can be re-used for next year or for other projects!

Glow in the Dark Easter Eggs

Supplies:
Directions:
  • Place tea lights inside eggs (along with any other coins or small goodies) and secure shut.
  •  Hide them for a festive glow in the dark nighttime Easter Egg Hunt!
I love how the tea lights look really bright inside the eggs! I can’t wait to do this with my kids at Easter! Enjoy!

Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s DIY/Crafts created just for Hip2Save, click here.

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Comments 31

  1. Leah

    Oh my gosh that is such a great idea, simple yet genius! My girls are going to absolutely love this.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Great! Have fun 😀

  2. Tonya

    Pure awesomeness!!!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      😀 I agree!

  3. CP

    Lina… you come up with the neatest things to share! Thank you!!!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks so much for the kind comment 👍

  4. Paula

    What an awesome idea! FYI the dollar tree has tons of Easter stuff, and the “eggs” this year are amazing. There are so many different kinds and lots of them would look cool with lights inside.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Yes I agree – very fun!

  5. Monica

    It’s so hot in Phoenix this would be a great alternative but I might use glow sticks instead

  6. R

    Been doing this for the past few years…kids love it!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks for sharing!

  7. Alison

    Totally off topic, but Lina, would you consider writing more Instant Pot recipes? I love the ones you’ve posted so far, and I’d love to see some more! Cute idea about the eggs by the way.

    • hellfire gainz

      If you haven’t yet, join the instant pot community on fb! So many tips and recipes.

      • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

        I agree! I’m a member 👍

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks for the request and feedback Alison!

  8. andrea

    how cool could also use finger light and leave on. smaller and more room for egg stuffers

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Great idea! Thanks

  9. Proudmommaof6

    Great idea! Stock up on flameless tea light candles after Christmas.

  10. Dee

    Love this idea. I also saw where someone used glow necklaces or bracelets inside plastic eggs for a similar effect. May use both. Thanks for the idea.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Sure – enjoy Dee!

    • Kimberly

      I tried the glow sticks last year and they were a pain to get in the standard size eggs and to keep closed. The ones that stayed were fun.

  11. Claire

    Can anyone provide a link to eggs that are the size featured in the photo, above? The only eggs I’ve been able to find online are either way too big (jumbo, like 7″ long) or just a tad too small to fit standard tealights.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Hi Claire! Have you click through the “egg” link above and browsed those options? I find many varieties available that way. Hope this helps!

      • Claire

        Yes thanks , I did click on the link but it only took me to the broad category of plastic eggs, not the specific correct size.

    • Ken

      Did you ever get an answer to the right size egg to use?

      • Claire

        I’m sorry, it was so long ago that I don’t exactly remember, and I no longer have them, or I’d check. I do know I didn’t need the “jumbo” size that I ordered online. I ended up just getting them from a Target. The lights are pretty standard tea-light size with a clearance of about an inch for the flame, so if you go from there, hopefully you can figure out the best size. (I think I ended up with fairly traditional size plastic eggs, although not the really small ones, a bit bigger.) Sorry not to be of more help!

  12. Kristen

    I would use these LED flashing balls instead. They are significantly smaller and could fit into mini eggs- which allows for prizes to be hidden as well. Even better, you can reinsert the tab to use them another time. Neo LOONS 100pcs/lot 100 X Multicolor Round Led Flash Ball Lamp Balloon Light long standby time for Paper Lantern Balloon Light Party Wedding Decoration https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01I90LT2A/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_a-1PAb7KWKZT0

  13. Michelle

    When my boys got into their tween/ teen years, I had to find other fun ways to keep our Easter egg hunts enjoyable for them. I started doing the glow in the dark egg hunts and they loved it. I used reflective tape on the outside- they were not as noticeable as the brightly lit ones with candles in them. I would also stock up on the valentines day cards that had the mini glow sticks in them. I would get them 90% off at Target. They were easy to fill into the eggs and still lots of room for money, tokens and other small gifts I would have for them. My boys still talk about how “cool” our egg hunts were and I cherish the memories.

  14. Chris

    This is such a cool idea! Thank you, Lina

    • Lina D

      Oh sure! Have fun 👍

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