Grab your baskets and get ready for the hunt! Easter is Sunday, April 17th in 2022. You’ll find the majority of events are on the Saturday before or one week earlier. Easter egg hunts are one of the most fun parts of spring for families with young children. Here is a list of Twin Cities egg hunts that are happening this year. We highly recommend pre-registering when given the option so you can get updates from the source.
If you know of an event — free or paid — that you’d like to see added, please drop us a line via our contact form or just add a comment at the bottom of this article, and we will share with the community. Thanks! And check back often, as we will we be adding egg hunts to this list until Easter is upon us.
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April 4-13, 2022: Bunny Trail
Lyndale Farmstead, 3900 Bryant Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Follow the bunny trail to spot all the eggs and stamp your passport as you find them. Once your passport is full, stop by the rec center for your treat bag. Hunt anytime during park hours. Registration required to get passport. Trail will be up from April 4th-13th; Treat bags will be ready for pick up anytime April 11th – April 15th from 3pm-9pm.
April 6, 2022: Spring Break: Egg-Scape Room
East Phillips Park, 2399 17th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Tweens and Teens ages 10-17 can attempt an egg-themed escape room, using cryptology and cryptography, puzzles, riddles and logic to solve the puzzle. FREE. 5pm-7pm. Register for Limited Openings.
April 7, 2022: Spring Bunny Hunt
Powderhorn Park, 3400 15th Ave, Minneapolis, MN, US 55407
Families with kids 10 and under can stroll around Powderhorn Pond in search of colorful spring bunnies. FREE. 10:30am-11:30am. Waitlist.
April 8, 2022: Community Connect: Egg Hunt
East Phillips Park, 2399 17th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Celebrate spring with an outdoor hunt, art projects and crafts, games and an egg drop competition. Bring your own basket. 5pm-7pm.
April 9, 2022: Eggcellent Doggy Adventure
April 9, 2022: Farview Spring Egg Hunt
Farview Park, 621 N 29th Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55411
Plenty of activities to celebrate spring, games, giveaways, food, and an exciting egg hunt. This event is for all ages but activities are designed for ages 1 – 12. All families are welcome. 12-3pm. FREE. Register for Farview’s spring hunt here.
April 9, 2022: Harrison Spring Egg Hunt
Harrison Park, 503 Irving Ave N., Minneapolis, MN, US 55405
Family-friendly fun, including springtime activities, games, giveaways, and an egg hunt. Activities are best for ages 1 – 12, but all families are welcome. 1-3pm. FREE. Register for Harrison’s spring hunt here.
April 9, 2022: The Giant Egg Hunt
McDonough Recreation Center, 1554 Timberlake Rd., Saint Paul, MN 55117
This annual event is back and in person. Unlimited openings. Drop-in, no registration (but we still recommend checking the link the day of the event). FREE. 1-4pm.
April 9, 2022: Painter Park
Painter Park, 620 West 34th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Cancelled as of January 25, 2022.
April 9, 2022: Easter in the Castle
American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55407
An Easter egg hunt in a castle! Hunt high and low for colorful eggs hidden in nooks and crannies in the Turnblad Mansion. Register for one of two sessions: Morning 9am-10:30am or afternoon 1pm-2:30pm. $15/pp.
April 14, 2022: Dusk Egg Hunt
Merriam Park Recreation Center, 2000 St. Anthony, Saint Paul, MN, 55104
Families are invited to play games, make crafts, and enjoy activities! Dress for the elements because the egg hunt is out in the park. 6pm-8pm. FREE.
April 15, 2022: Stewart Park Egg Hunt Night
2700 12th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404
A fun evening outside – families will design their own eggs. Bring a basket to collect them. Arts & crafts, games and prizes. 4:30-6pm, $5/pp. Register Here.
April 15, 2022: Webber Egg Hunt
Webber Park Green Space, 4400 Dupont Ave N., Minneapolis, MN 55419
A Friday evening egg hunt with fun for the whole family. Design your own eggs as well as other arts and crafts. Play games for special prizes. Bring your own basket for collecting eggs. 5pm-7pm. Register here. FREE.
April 15, 2022: Family Friday Easter Event
Midtown Global Market, Lake Street and 10th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Live music, egg coloring, bunny photos (bring your own camera), balloon art, kids crafts and egg hunt (limited to first 100 kids). 5pm-7pm. FREE.
April 16, 2022: Bunnies on Bikes
Lake Nokomis Park, 4955 W Lake Nokomis Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55417
Pre-register to bike to Lake Nokomis and receive a bike-decorating kit (including a bike basket), eggs to put in the basket, a book and snacks (donuts, coffee, juice box). Take a spin on the Bike Skills Course with your newly decorated wheels. Pre-registration required. 8:45am-12pm, $5/pp.
April 16, 2022: Resurrection City Community Easter Egg Hunt
Newell Park, 900 N Fairview Ave Saint Paul, MN 55104
Open house style Egg Hunt with different colored eggs for different ages (including allergy-friendly eggs). Drop in between 10am and noon.
April 16, 2022: Easter Egg Hunt
Waite Park, 1810 34th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
The traditional Egg Hunt returns to Waite Park. Four age groups: 0-2, 3-5, K-2nd Grade & 3rd-5th Grade. Registration 9:30am; Event 10am; Activities through noon. Register Online.
April 16, 2022: Bunny Party & Egg Hunt
Audubon Park Rec Centers, 1320 29th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
While Windom Park hosts the bigger kids, Audubon Park hosts a Bunny Party for kids ages 6 and under from 9am-11am. Pre-registration is required to receive a treat bag. $6/child.
April 16, 2022: Annual Spring Egg Hunt
Van Cleve Park, 901 15th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Egg hunts in the park by age (at 11 and 11:45am), includes snacks, egg decorating and baskets, tissue paper flowers and spin art. 10:30am-noon. FREE. Register for the Van Cleve spring hunt.
April 16, 2022: Spring in a Bag!
Painter Park, 620 West 34th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408
In place of the Community Egg Hunt, pick up a gift bag with two fun art projects — a flower pot and a flower garland! The bag will also contain wildflower seeds for you to plant and a fun treat for you to enjoy. 12:30pm-5:30pm. $10/resident; $15/non-resident, register in advance.
April 16, 2022: Bunny Brunch Bundle and Egg Hunt
Sibley Rec Center, 1900 E 40th St. Minneapolis, MN 55407
Families can register to pick up a bundle containing the ingredients for breakfast, crafts and a goodie bag. Egg Hunts at 11am (ages 0-5), 11:15 (ages 6-12) and 11:30am (ages 13+). 11am-12:30pm. Pre-registration required. $25/bundle.
April 16, 2022: Bunny Party & Egg Hunt
Windom Park NE, 2251 Hayes Street N.E., Minneapolis, MN 55418
Windom Park hosts ages 7-12 with games, a bounce house, children’s egg hunt and more. Audubon Park has another party for the little kids. 12-2pm.
April 16, 2022: Mill City Church Northeast Easter Egg Hunt
690 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
All are welcome to join in the annual hunt with check in at 10am. Egg hunt start at 10:30. FREE.
Easter Egg Hunts
in the Twin Cities Northwest Metro – Events
Covering Easter egg hunts & events in the communities of Anoka, Blaine, Champlin, Corcoran, Fridley, Maple Grove, Osseo, Otsego, Plymouth, Ramsey, Spring Lake Park & St Anthony Village, Minnesota.
Canceled: Cookies with the Bunny at Northtown Mall
Visit with the Bunny and pick up a free cookie decorating kit to take home. For kids 12 & under. 11am-12:30pm. FREE.
Unavailable: Hide and Peep Egg Hunt at Northtown Mall
Kids 12 and under that complete the Egg Scavenger Hunt will get a special Easter craft, while supplies last. 2-3:30pm. Pre-Register through Eventbrite. FREE.
April 2, 2022: Breakfast with the Bunny
Blaine City Hall, 10801 Town Square Dr NE, Blaine, MN 55449
Parent/child breakfast, crafts, photos with the bunny. $15 residents/$16 non-residents. Reservations required. 9am, 10am, 11am or Noon.
April 9, 2022: Anoka Women of Today Bunny Party
George Enloe Park, 631 Lund Blvd, Anoka MN 55303
Egg hunt at park; party to follow. 10am.
April 9, 2022: Meet the Bunny in Blaine
Tom Ryan Park, 10802 Town Square Dr NE, Blaine, MN 55449
Roast peeps on a bonfire, make crafts, hunt for eggs, and take a photo with the bunny. $10 resident; $11 non-resident, includes one child/one adult. Reservations required. 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm or 3pm.
April 9, 2022: Osseo Easter Egg Hunt
Boerboom Park, 415 Central Ave, Osseo MN
10 & under are invited; sponsored by Osseo Fire Dept. 12pm, FREE.
April 9, 2022: Spring Lake Park Easter Egg Hunt
Lakeside Lions Park, 7840 Pleasant View Drive, Spring Lake Park, MN 55432
Egg hunts for three age groups: Ages 2-4 at 12:40pm, ages 5-7 at 1pm and ages 8-12 at 1:20pm. Arrive by 11:30 to sign in your child. Free.
April 9, 2022: Monarch Realty Easter Egg Hunt
Elmcrest Park, 16303 Quicksilver St NW, Ramsey, MN 55303
5000 candy-filled eggs, extra prizes, food trucks onsite. Pictures with the Easter Bunny and other fun photo opportunities for kids & adults. 11am-2pm. Free.
April 9, 2022: Otsego Easter Egg Hunt
Prairie Park, 13355 90th St NE, Otsego, MN 55330
Follow the Prairie Park bunny trail to collect candy filled eggs at special stations, then greet the Easter Bunny. The trail takes place in three waves, please register your family for just one. Slots from 10am-12:30pm.
April 9, 2022: Catalyst Covenant Church Easter Egg Hunt
Central Park, 3503 Silver Lake Rd NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
The egg hunt is free and open to the community, but limited to the first 100 kids to register. 10am.
April 15, 2022: Andrews Park Easter Egg Hunt
7200 117th Ave N, Champlin, MN 55316
Two hunts to choose from: Tiny Tot Egg Hunt (11:00 a.m. for ages 4 & under) and the main Family Egg Hunt (11:45 a.m. for ages 5-9) plus a chance to meet with the Easter Bunny. No pre-registration required. FREE!
April 16, 2022: Corcoran Easter Egg Hunt
Corcoran Community Park, 20200 County Road 50, Corcoran, Minnesota 55340
Free Easter egg hunt for kids ages 0-10, divided into 3 age groups (0-3, 3-6 and 6-10). Show up on time! The event will begin at 10am sharp and be done by 10:15am.
April 16, 2022: Bach to Rock Egg Hunt & Open House
Bach to Rock Music School, 4345 Nathan Ln N, Plymouth, MN 55442
Come check out the music school at an open house featuring an Easter egg hunt. 1-2:30pm.
April 16 & 17, 2022: Largest Egg Hunt in Blaine
Renovation Church, 12390 Fraizer St NE, Blaine, MN 55449
Attend one of SEVEN services and upon leaving the service, kids will be given a wristband to participate. April 16th at 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, & 2:30pm. April 17th at 9:00am, 10:15am, & 11:30am. There will be 40,000 eggs filled with candy, stickers, and prizes from donors like Chick-fil-A, Nothing Bundt Cakes and Culver’s. Three different age zones: 0-3, 4-6, 7-11.
April 17, 2022: Easter at Creative Church
7651 Highway 65, Fridley, MN 55432
13000 63rd Ave N, Maple Grove, MN 55369
Candy filled eggs for all kids and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny. Fridley: 10:15am; Maple Grove: 8:30am, 10:30am or 12:30pm. FREE.
Register for Fridley
Register for Maple Grove
Easter Egg Hunts in the Twin Cities Northeast Metro – Events
Covering Easter egg hunts & events in the communities of Maplewood, North St Paul, Oakdale, Roseville, Shoreview, Stillwater & White Bear Lake, Minnesota.
March 26, 2022: Hide & Peep Egg Hunt
Maplewood Mall, 3001 White Bear Ave N, St Paul, MN 55109
Kids 12 and under can go on a egg-hunting scavenger hunt around the mall! Join Drop in on the Lower level near Shoe Dept. Encore and grab a list of clues while supplies last. 1-1:20pm. Pre-Register at EventBrite. FREE Egg Hunt.
April 3rd, 2022: Bamboo Bay Easter Egg Hunt at Shoreview Community Center
4580 Victoria St N, Shoreview, MN 55126
Join the bunny in an eggciting around the Bamboo Bay area of the Tropics Indoor Waterpark. Stay for a swim, included in ticket price. 9-11am, $10/child.
April 9, 2022: Search and Rescue Easter Scavenger Hunt
Grace Church, 1310 County Road B2 W, Roseville, MN 55113
Join the team as we search out, follow clues, gather tokens and learn about incredible real-life rescue stories from the Bible. You’ll be searching in yards of Roseville area parishioners, so plan for a little family road trip. 10am-7pm. FREE. Registration required.
April 10, 2022: Simply Rooted Real Estate Easter Egg Hunt
Podvin Park, 1700 9th Street, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
An Easter egg hunt, snacks and games. Please register. 1-3pm, FREE.
April 16, 2022: Mystery Egg Hunt
Oakdale Discovery Center, 4444 Hadley Ave N, Oakdale, MN 55128
Hunt the trails of the nature preserve for eggs to exchange for a surprise. Petting zoo, games, face painting, picture with the bunny and prizes. Registration required. 9-11am, $12 per child 10 & under only, adults free.
April 16, 2022: Easter Egg-stravaganza at Aamodt’s Apple Farm
6428 Manning Avenue North, Stillwater, MN 55082
Aamodt’s Easter event includes an egg hunt with 2000+ candy-filled eggs (3pm), visits with the Easter Bunny (12-4pm) and an Easter scavenger hunt all day with prizes. Plus, live music from 2-5PM and food for purchase. 12-4pm. FREE!
April 17, 2022: North St Paul Spring Egg Hunt
North Haven Church, 2240 15th Ave. E., North St Paul MN
Egg hunt, pictures with the bunny, activities and refreshments. 10-11:30am.
Easter Egg Hunts & in the Twin Cities Southeast Metro – Events
Covering Easter egg hunts & events in the communities of Apple Valley, Burnsville, Cottage Grove, Farmington, Inver Grove Heights, Newport, Rosemount, South St Paul & Woodbury, Minnesota.
April 2, 2022: Farmington Breakfast with the Bunnies
Rambling River Center, 325 Oak St, Farmington, MN 55024
Families can enjoy a continental breakfast, make a craft, learn the bunny hop and visit with bunnies from Skyview Ranch. Bring a Camera. $6/pp. Register early. Fills quickly.
April 8, 2022: Flashlight Egg Hunt
Kids ages 10-13 can search for eggs after dark with a flashlight. 8:30-9:30pm. FREE. Register here.
April 9, 2022: Woodbury Playground Egg Hunt
2695 Ojibway Dr, Woodbury, MN 55125
Bring your bucket to collect eggs hidden around the playground then participate in a spring craft and take photos with the spring bunny. Best for ages 1-6 with an adult. Registration required for time slot between 9:20am and 12:45pm. $6/child. Pre-registration required for event #550910 – sells out fast.
April 9, 2022: Inver Grove Heights Egg Hunt
Sign up for egg hunt by age (Ages 3-4, Ages 5-7, Ages 8-10). 1pm-1:45pm. FREE. Register here.
April 9, 2022: Rosemount Lions Club Spring Egg Hunt
Ames Soccer Complex, 1300 145th Street East Co. Rd. 42, Rosemount, MN 55068
Kids 1-10 will be divided into 3 age groups to hunt for treats. Please bring your own bag. 9:30 am for kids with last name starting A-L; 11am for kids with last name starting M-Z. Donations appreciated.
April 9, 2022: Cottage Grove Egg Hunt
Woodridge Park, 9000 90th St S, Cottage Grove, MN 55016
Includes 10 eggs redeemable for a prize, pictures with the Bunny, and treats. 10am-11am, $6/pp.
April 10, 2022: Aqua Egg Hunt
Veterans Memorial Community Center, 8055 Barbara Ave, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
Dive for eggs to trade in for goodies. Registration is required for one of two time slots. Limited openings. $5/pp. Register here.
April 16, 2022: Burnsville Egg-cellent Spring Adventure
100 Civic Center Pkwy, Burnsville, MN 55337
Egg hunt, face painting, arts/crafts, games, continental breakfast and photos with the Easter Bunny! Limited space. Early registration recommended for Activity #44050602-01. 9-11am, $7/pp.
April 16, 2022: Farmington Fire Department Easter Egg Hunt
Bethel’s Rock Church, 6300 212th St W, Farmington, MN 55024
Bring your own basket to collect eggs. Hunts will be divided by age group and will begin at 11am. Food shelf donations appreciated. 10am. FREE.
April 16, 2022: Newport Lutheran Church Easter Egg Hunt
900 15th St, Newport, MN 55055
Enjoy a free family event with prize and crafts. This event will be outside. Recommended for families with children 12 and under. 10am rain or shine. FREE.
April 16, 2022: South St Paul Giant Egg Hunt
Kaposia Park, 1028 Wilde Avenue, South St Paul MN
Ages 1-8 hunt for candy & prizes, plus a petting zoo and a visit from the Easter Bunny. 9-10am, FREE.
Easter Egg Hunts in the Twin Cities Southwest Metro – Events
Covering Easter egg hunts & events in the communities of Bloomington, Chanhassen, Eden Prairie, Edina, Excelsior, Golden Valley, Hamel, Minnetonka, Prior Lake, Richfield, Savage, Shakopee, St Louis Park, Victoria, & Wayzata Minnesota.
April 8, 2022: Savage Flashlight Egg Scramble
Savage Sports Center, 13450 Dakota Ave., Savage, MN 55378
Scramble for 3-6 years at 8pm and 6-9 years at 8:30pm. Kids will exchange their eggs for a goodie bag. Inflatables and activities prior to the scrambles. Registration required. $6/child.
April 9, 2022: Shakopee Easter Egg Hunt & Candy Grab
1103 Adams St S, Shakopee, MN 55379
Activities include games, crafts, a bounce house, vehicle display, llamas to pet, face painting, visits with the Easter Bunny and a big Easter egg hunt. Please register each participating child. 1-4:30pm. $5/child.
April 9, 2022: Celebrate Spring Egg Hunt with Calvary Church
7520 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley MN 55427
Join in for free pancakes, bouncy houses, games, an Easter egg hunt. 9-11am. FREE.
April 12, 2022: Toddler Tuesday Storytime with the Easter Bunny
Mall of America, 60 E Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425
Toddler Tuesdays features Wendell the Easter Bunny and a chance to get your photo taken. 11am-1pm, FREE.
April 16, 2022: Richfield Egg Scramble
Veterans Park, 6335 Portland Ave, Richfield, MN 55423
Kids 11 & under are invited to scramble for eggs, and meet the Bunny and several of his friends. There is also a coloring contest. Learn more in Richfield’s Spring/Summer Recreation Program Guide. 11am-1pm.
April 16, 2022: Our Savior Lutheran Church Easter Egg Drive Thru
23290 MN-7, Excelsior, MN 55331
Drive through for a bag of goodies and Easter Eggs. 9am-12pm in the church parking lot. Pre-Registration for 30-minute time slot Required. FREE. (Rain Date: April 23rd)
April 16, 2022: St. Louis Park Lions Club Egg Hunt
ROC, 3700 Monterey Dr., St Louis Park, MN 55416
Ages 3-8 can hunt for candy and special eggs in separate age categories. Bring a camera for photos with the bunny. Registration is required, 10:15-11am, $6/child.
April 16, 2022: WCC Annual Easter Egg Hunt
125 E Wayzata Blvd Wayzata, MN 55391
Kids ages 2-10 will hunt for eggs with kids and enjoy inflatables, face painting, crafting, cookie decorating and more. Bring your own Easter basket. Registration is required, 9am-11:30am, $5/child.
April 16, 2022: Victoria Lions Easter Egg Hunt
Lions Park, 1505 82nd Street, Victoria MN 55386
An egg hunt for kids 10 & under, treats for adults as well. Plus, a visit from the Easter Bunny. 9am.
April 16, 2022: Chanhassen Easter Egg Candy Hunt
City Center Park, 7700 Market Blvd, Chanhassen, MN 55317
Kids ages 12 & under hunt for candy and eggs in three different age categories: 4 & under, 5-8, and 9-12. Plus giveaways, a coloring contest, the candy hunt, and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Registration encouraged. $6/pp.
April 16, 2022: Minnetonka Spring Eggstravaganza
14600 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55345
The annual spring event features an egg scavenger hunt, photos with the bunny, dancing, face painting, crafts, treats and games. 10-11:30am, $10/pp.
April 16, 2022: Hamel Lions Easter Egg Hunt
3200 Mill St, Hamel, MN 55340
An Easter egg hunt, games, face painting, refreshments and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Opens at 11am, hunt at 12:15pm. FREE.
April 16, 2022: Easter on the Plaza at 50th & France
Plaza at Nolan Mains, 3945 Market Street, Minneapolis MN
Meet the Easter Bunny and take a picture. Decorate the sidewalk, take home an Easter egg and balloon animal. 12:30-2:30pm. FREE.
April 16, 2022: Minnesota Ballet Easter Egg Hunt 2022
Minnesota Ballet Theatre & School, 14675 Martin Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
An egg hunt with candy and prizes. Dance with a bunny ballerina. Take a photo in the photo booth. Bring your own basket and dress for an outdoor event. Best for families with kids ages 0-9. 11am. $5. Tickets Required.
April 16, 2022: Colonial Church Easter Eggstravaganza
Colonial Church, 6200 Colonial Way, Edina, MN 55436
A festive outdoor gathering full of activities for all ages, featuring the Easter bunny, egg hunts, a giant inflatable slide, a petting zoo, crafts, games, and an Egg Roll Food Truck! 10am-12pm. FREE.
April 16, 2022: Egg Hunt
Normandale Lake Bandshell, 5901 West 84th Street, Bloomington, MN 55438
A 9000 Egg Hunt with a shotgun start. Arrive early for the Teddy Bear Band at 10am. Egg Hunt starts promptly at 11am. Learn more from the Bloomington Optimist Club.
DIY Egg Hunts: Tips for the best egg hunt ever!
I feel like we’ve been spoiled living in the Twin Cities. We have always had so many options for egg hunts that I haven’t really had to do the work myself. If you are looking for some ideas on where to hide your own Easter eggs, I have found two articles full of clever ideas plus a few of our own. Get creative with color by concocting your own Easter egg dyes or using alternate materials.
Dyeing & Decorating Easter Eggs
April 5, 2022: Egg Coloring Extravaganza
Folwell Park, 1615 N Dowling Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55412
Celebrate spring by decorating eggs at the park. Take home your eggs and a treat bag. Kids ages 6-13. 1pm-3:30pm. Pre-register for Egg Coloring -$5-$7.50/pp.
April 7, 2022: Stewart Park Egg Decorating
2700 12th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Kids 10-16 can decorate eggs to take home. 5pm-7pm. FREE. Register here.
April 12, 2022: Ping Pong Easter EGGstravaganza
Elliot Park, 1000 E. 14th St., Minneapolis, MN, US 55404
Teens & Tweens 10 to 18 can decorate ping pong ball “eggs” before playing a game of ping pong. Popcorn available. Registration encouraged, 5-7pm, FREE.
April 15, 2022: Egg Dying at Langford Park
Langford Park Recreation Center, 30 Langford Park, Saint Paul, MN, 55108
Kids age 6-13 can dye eggs just in time for Easter. Limited openings. Registration is required, 4-5:30pm, $5/child.
Coloring and decorating your eggs is half the fun. Can’t get out shopping for egg dye kits? Food coloring with vinegar works well. Or, for a fun science experiment, try using natural materials for eye-popping hues:
- Buy ceramic eggs from Color Me Mine (Eagan, Woodbury or Maple Grove): Choose your colors and return your finished pieces for glazing. ($65/dozen).
- Wrap eggs with yellow or red onion skins, then boil for 30 minutes to make a pretty egg dappled with natural color.
- Raid your spice cupboard: turmeric makes a gorgeous golden color. Chili powder makes a rusty orange. The site Itsy Bitsy Foodies will share the recipe and more ideas for creating a rainbow of Easter eggs.
- Homemade Holidays: Easter Crafts – Lisa from Heartfelt offers ideas for coloring your own eggs.
- Need some more ideas? Ridgedale Center has a few egg-dying videos, plus fun crafts and activities to do at home.
If you blow out the eggs beforehand, they can be keepsakes for years to come. Follow these tips to blow out an egg and make it hollow before dyeing.
Where to Hide Your Easter Eggs
From experience, I recommend creating a map or a list of hiding places so you know you’ve gotten all the eggs at the end. This is particularly important if you are hiding real eggs indoors.
- If you want to be fancy, you could give the map to your kids and let them use their map-following skills to find each egg.
- You could also do it scavenger hunt style with clues to the next egg hidden with each egg – maybe end with an Easter basket full of candy?
The Best Custom Easter baskets in the Twin Cities
Help support local small businesses by ordering your own custom Easter baskets.
- GoodThings (White Bear Lake): Choose a colorful basket and stuff it with goodies. They’ll ship or deliver right to the trunk of your car.
- Heartfelt: Some of the cutest Spring crafts for kids to make – including colorful eggs, nests, cute rabbits, chicks & flowers.
- kiddywampus (Hopkins/Chanhassen): Find stuffed bunnies and Easter books.
- Soderberg’s Floral & Gift (Minneapolis): Offers treat-and-trinket filled baskets for kids & adults.
- Color Me Mine (Eagan or Woodbury): Bunny-shaped basket with ceramic bunnies and peeps and unfired paints to decorate them.
- Mischief Toy Store (St. Paul): Customized baskets with free local delivery.
- Pacifier (Multiple Twin Cities locations): Cute baskets and fun kids toys, books & clothes to stuff in them.
- The Textile Center is offering beautiful handmade pieces by local artists – felted spring animal stuffies, handmade bunny ornaments and DIY kits for making your own textile art.
- Longfellow Park’s Spring Break Eggsperiment Kit: A take home kit that will include supplies and instructions for a variety of science and egg activities. Register to pick up a kit on Friday, April 2nd between 4 and 6 pm. $5 Minneapolis residents, $7.50 non-residents.