Atomic Glow Easter Eggs

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Have you ever seen atomic glowing Easter eggs? We thought we'd take the glowing Easter Egg Hunt one more step and challenge the Easter Bunny with a little phosphorescence chemistry! Check out these nuclear Easter Eggs that can only be found in the dark with a black light!

Atomic-Glow Easter Egg Hunt

Ready to create your super Atomic Easter Egg hunt in the dark?

Materials: Atomic Easter Eggs

  • 1 dozen eggs, hard boiled
  • Stickers
  • Atomic glow powder (purchased online)
  • 1 black light (mini keychain black lights given to each child make for a more interesting hunt)
  • Spray adhesive
  • Gloves
  • Safety glasses

 

Here's the process:

(1) After you've hard boiled your eggs, apply a sticker design however you want. These stickers will be removed later leaving your design. Decorated Eggs

(2) Put the eggs in an old box and apply spray the adhesive on them each in a well ventilated area. Be sure to cover the entire area of each egg.

(3) Before the spray adhesive dries, apply atomic glow powder to the eggs by shaking the powder on the eggs. We think it also helps to wear a garden glove to wipe the glow powder on the eggs using your gloved hands. Make sure the eggs are completely covered with glow powder.

(4) Next, remove the stickers.

(5) Hide and and have a super sleuth time using a black light to find the eggs!

 

How does it work?

When you turn your blacklight on it produces ultraviolet light, which is wavelengths of energy that you cannot see.  What you see glowing under the blacklight are phosphors, a special non-metal mineral (found in detergent or glow-powder) that emits light that you can see because of low energy radiation.  A phosphor takes the energy from the blacklight and changes it into the light that you can see, making it glow.  Therefore, anything that you see glowing under a blacklight has phosphors in it.

Glowing Eggs

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