The Easter Bunny is getting ready to hop up to your house—and we have just the thing to add eggs-tra fun to your Easter 2021 celebration. Check out these creative, crafty ideas, like a special egg hunt and making a bunny trail that are sure to light up your little chick’s eyes. Hippity, hop to it peeps!

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Easter Bunny Tracker

Track the Easter bunny on your smartphone! Compatible with both Apple and Android phones, simply download the app and then, on Easter Eve 2021, Apr 3 at 5 a.m. you'll be able to follow the Easter Bunny as he delivers treats to kids around the world. 

Bunnies for Breakfast

The Easter Bunny can drop a winding trail of jelly beans to the kitchen—with this delicious bunny fairy bread serving as the treat at the end of the trail. Skip over to Hello Wonderful to find out how to make this easy Easter surprise. Pair it with pastel-colored milk made with a few drops of food coloring in your little one's morning glass of milk for a festive breakfast. Note: if you have animal friends who'd gobble up a jelly bean trail, the Easter Bunny can leave a trail of inedible white cotton balls through your house instead.

 

Treasure Hunt

The clever Easter Bunny doesn't leave baskets out in the open: he hides them at the end of a tricky scavenger hunt. Happiness is Homemade put together a free printable packed full of treasure hunt clues, with each one leading to the next. You'll be able to drink your morning coffee while your kids decipher the clues.

photo: Gabby Cullen

Glow Up

Create a magical indoor egg hunt with glowing Easter eggs. It's easy to make plastic eggs glow by putting a tea light or a glow stick in each one. You can hide the eggs in a darkened basement, and still have a fun hunt even in the most torrential April showers. Or, if you're ready for an evening adventure, put them outside. Bonus: a nighttime egg hunt adds a thrill factor for big kids!

 

Puzzle Time

Hiding puzzle pieces in plastic eggs draws out the Easter egg hunt, and adds a great non-candy prize if you'd like to avoid feeding your kiddo's cavities. We love this Easter puzzle idea from It's Always Autumn. Be sure to check out the free printable that you can customize with your own post-puzzle prize!

Magical Jelly Beans

We love this extra-sweet Easter eve tradition! Simply gather a handful of jelly beans and, with your little one, plant them outside. While your bunnies sleep, you can swap out the beans for lollipops. Voila! Your kids will wake up to a magical lollipop garden on Easter morning. If you're worried about your dog gobbling up the jelly beans outside, or if it's too chilly for an outdoor planting session, you can bring the magic jelly bean fun inside with this easy lollipop garden craft.

All Boxed Up

The Easter Bunny can leave treats for your little one in these bunny ear boxes. Make and Tell's DIY printable is free and even more adorable than a baby chick. They're perfect for playdate treats, table decorations or jelly bean storage.

 

Paw Prints

What's the Easter Bunny sure to leave as he hops through your house? Paw prints! With a template and white flour, you can create a bunny trail that leads through your house. It's an affordable way to sprinkle a little egg-stra magic on Easter morning. Find all the DIY tips here. If your bunny's in a hurry, simply pick up a pack of oversized pink-and-white paw print decals and spread them out on the floor.

Available at Amazon, $6.99

Bunny Funfetti

The Easter Bunny's surprises don't have to end with candy-packed baskets. Bake a hidden bunny chocolate and vanilla funfetti cake for a sweet Easter brunch finale. It's easier to make than it looks! The Itsy-Bitsy Kitchen has step-by-step instructions to guide you through the process.

DIY Bunny Hideaway

Make your own Easter Bunny hideaway with these super fun steps from Allison Murray from Dream a Little Bigger. You can simplify with some paint and stencils for a quick DIY project. Check out her full steps here

 

 

—Oz Spies

 

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