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Gag Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

Want to host a unique Easter Egg Hunt?

How about creating a fun gag Easter egg hunt for a hilarious twist to the traditional one?! Now, to be clear, for these egg hunt ideas you’ll obviously want to know your audience and gauge what’s appropriate and not mean. For instance, older kids, teens, or adult friends, and family would probably be better suited for this activity! 

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Don’t spend a ton… just shop Dollar Tree first!

Here are some creative and simple ideas you can EASILY pull off to ‘fool” your kiddos. These are meant to create silly memories, and not too be taken seriously, Ha! The best part is, most of these supplies can be found inexpensively at your local Dollar Tree! I love shopping for fun Easter supplies there!


super glue eggs gag easter egg hunt ideas

1. Super glue the eggs.

How about gluing some fill-able plastic Easter eggs shut with super glue for a sneaky trick!? Simply glue the edges and secure egg back together.


hiding fake money in easter eggs

2. Give fake money instead of real money.

Instead of using real money, try filling eggs with pretend currency (fake lottery tickets would be funny, too)!


wrapped grapes gag easter egg hunt

3. Make “pretend” chocolate eggs.

These little treats appear to be wrapped chocolate eggs, but they’re really (are you ready for this?) GRAPES! Gotcha! To achieve this look, simply color small pieces of aluminum foil squares using Sharpie markers, then wrap up grapes.


gag veggie filled easter eggs

4. Fill eggs with veggies instead of candy.

I’m not sure about your kids, but veggies would be the last item my kids would want in an Easter Egg! LOL


candy easter baskets diy

5. Give participants some REAL candy or prizes at the end!

After all that faking out, you may want to gift the kids some REAL candy so they’re not completely bummed out! Be prepared with these creative Edible Easter Baskets made from supplies you can find at Dollar Tree!


Do you have any funny Gag Easter Egg Hunt ideas?

Please share with us in the comments!


Lina (lina@hip2save.com) loves cooking new recipes, thrift store shopping, and DIY home decor projects.

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  1. Bargain Shopper

    I think this is great for an adult brunch. Thanks for the fun ideas. It could be a lot of fun

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh fun – enjoy! Thanks So much Bargain Shopper!

  2. Melissa m

    Last year Easter was on April 1, the Easter bunny left carrots in their eggs instead of candy and my little one did not think it was funny. 😂 I think this might be a tradition.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Ha oh how funny. Enjoy!

  3. Sara

    If my parents had done this to me, I wouldn’t have minded the grapes and carrots. I like most fruits and vegetables. However, I would have been absolutely livid about getting fake money. I can’t spend it, so it is useless. If anyone did this now, I would still be livid about getting fake money. It would go straight to the shredder.

    • Alli

      Right. Those fake lotto tickets too. Some people might think they’re hilarious but I would be so bummed to think I won big and then…nada.

  4. Sara

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  5. babymair

    I decided to do the carrots in the eggs ,my boys were 4,and 7.. at the time .They thought a bunny was the end result ….Ralph the bunny loves his home with us . Lol

    • CJJ

      LOL!!! (I assume you weren’t intending to get a bunny until the kids got all excited about the carrots for him?!?)

  6. Any

    My kids would actually love getting grapes and carrots in their eggs. Salad is one of their favorite meals! If I really want to disappoint them, I’ll hide empty eggs.

  7. Me

    Yeah, the fake money wouldn’t go over well at ALL. I used to put Cuties in the large eggs, as well as boxes of SunMaid raisins….BOMB! The kids are older now…..so try money made into little origami figures (watch a YouTube if you want ideas), “tickets” to choose items from my treat basket (items which I get free or darn near free from the great H2S deals), or the $5 eGift cards through some of the Kelloggs Rewards, Recyclebank, etc. We still do small prizes (can you say 90% off items at CVS or Target?) and candy, etc. I can’t decide if eventually we will do “clues” to a bigger prize or tickets for points that they can redeem like at the arcade……any ideas? (ages 9 and 11)

  8. Laura Y

    It would be cute to be able to “spend” the fake money on prizes.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh I agree! That’s brilliant – thanks for sharing Laura!

    • Me

      I agree. Same as the tickets we use in our eggs!

  9. Marty Gaston

    For my grandkids…instead of buying them gifts we do the traditional Easter egg hunt. I fill some plastic eggs with candy (not much), some eggs have coins, some eggs have paper money (real) and some eggs have strips of paper with numbers. At the end of the hunt they open the eggs, looking for the numbers. I will have a wagon full of unwrapped gifts (usually less than $5 each) and some grab bags filled with either a gift or a zonk… Whatever number they get in their eggs decides when they get to pick their gift…this works great and the kids love it!! I start early in the year picking up little gifts, using coupons from Michaels and AC Moore, Dollar Tree, 5 Below…

  10. Dj asbury

    Beanboozle jelly beans would be amazingly funny.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes that’s a great idea!! ❤️

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