Hosting a Monster Egg Hunt is the easiest ever Halloween activity for kids! I love it because it encourages kids to be active when they’re getting Halloween treats, in addition to trick-or-treating, of course!
How to Make Eggs for a Monster Egg Hunt
First, you’ll draw this style of Frankenstein face on the green eggs. Draw a straight line at the top and a zig-zag line underneath. Fill it in. That’s Frankenstein’s hair. Add eyes and the stitched smile and you’re done! It’s super easy to draw this style of egg!
Next, write BOO on the purple eggs. This was definitely the easiest Monster Egg Hunt egg to create!
Then, draw a jack-o-lantern face on the orange eggs. This was the most fun egg to create, in my opinion!! Lastly, fill them all with candy, of course!
How to Host a Monster Egg Hunt
After the eggs are created, I made this cute batty basket! I found these cute glitter bats at Dollar Tree! Then, I clipped them onto a wire basket for my daughter to use to hunt the eggs. Quite a festive touch for Halloween! Instead of the traditional Easter grass in the basket, I used rolls of this Halloween mesh that I found at Dollar Tree! It added a lot of color and also provided the perfect amount of cushion for the eggs! Then, it’s just like a regular egg hunt. Hide the eggs and let your kiddos find them!
Can I use a paint pen to make Monster Eggs?
I tried using a paint pen first, actually! The paint pen I was using did NOT work on the plastic eggs! The paint beaded up and would not dry. However, the Sharpie marker dried almost immediately.
What color eggs do I need for a Halloween Egg Hunt?
Because I upcycled regular Easter eggs (and not Specialty Halloween Eggs!), I chose the orange, purple, and green eggs from the ones I already had. I have seen Halloween packages of eggs like this though which have black eggs and orange eggs.
More Halloween Activities for Kids
- Trick or Treat Punch Board
- Neighborhood Halloween BINGO Printable
- Printable Halloween Games for Kids
- Sharpie Marker
- Green, Purple, and Orange Plastic Easter Eggs
- Filler for the Baskets
- Decorations for the Baskets, if Desired
- Stuff each egg with a piece of candy.
- Next, draw a jack-o-lantern on the orange eggs.
- After that, draw a Frankenstein on the green eggs.
- Draw the word "BOO" on the purple eggs.
- Then, decorate the baskets with clip on glitter bats or whatever Halloween decorations you have. You could even use orange and black ribbon!
- After that, put filler in the baskets.
- Next, hide the eggs.
- Lastly, let your kiddos find the eggs!