Light up Easter with Glow-In-The-Dark Easter Eggs! ~Egglo #Review
Want to spice up this year’s Easter egg hunt with a unique twist? Egglo offers glow-in-the-dark Easter eggs, an assortment of accessories, plus an easy-to-use curriculum guide. The Egglo story is a cute, kid-friendly adventure that allows you to create a comparison between the hunt for eggs, and the search for Jesus’ “small light in the dark”, explaining how even a small light can make all the difference.
Included in the Egglo package we received were:
- Glow in the Dark Egglo Eggs ($9.99) – One dozen plastic glow-in-the-dark eggs in four colors. They split in half lengthwise. Two of the colors have crosses on the outside, two do not.
- The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure book ($9.99) – A 40-page picture book with illustrations in full color that tell the story of an Easter adventure.
- Egglo Treasures Scripture Scrolls ($4.50) – These are twelve adorable little scrolls, made of plastic, rolled and fastened with a rubber band. They each have a condensed bible verse.
- Egglo Bible Verse Stickers ($3.29) – Twelve bible verses on stickers that are sized appropriate to fit inside eggs or stuck on the outside of eggs.
Plus a download link for:
Egglo eggs may be charged with sunlight or incandescent light, and take from 30-60 minutes to charge depending on the light source used. (Indoor lighting takes longer.) In regular light, the eggs are lightly tinted blue, green, yellow, and red; I’d call it a transparent pastel. Once charged, in the dark, the eggs glow quite well.
However, Egglo eggs are frustratingly difficult to photograph while glowing – we tried every camera we could get our hands on. I’m pretty sure at this point that a good photograph requires DSLR and a LONG exposure! Don’t expect to get in-the-dark action shots that show glowing eggs.
How Did We Use Egglo Eggs?
My biggest “group” of treasure hunters are pre-teens and teens, and they’re *really* into treasure hunting these days, preferably with clues. With this age group, they really want a challenge, which poses an interesting conundrum when it comes to glow-in-the-dark eggs. How do we hide them so they can’t see them as soon as they walk outside, and yet make them findable, especially on 1/4 acre of property?
There’s two answers to this question, neither of which are a “perfect” solution, in my opinion.
- Just let the eggs be visible from somewhere that the kids would normally walk. And WRITE DOWN where you hid them! Unfortunately, this isn’t ideal, because it means no hiding the eggs under things, unless the glow is showing, and probably not up in trees.
- Clues. This allows you to hide eggs under and inside things; the kids have some idea where to look, and so they’re not wandering all over in the dark, hoping they get close enough to an egg to see it. (While the glow is strong, it doesn’t necessarily travel a longer distance, especially if you have any other light competing with it that you can’t shut off. (Neighbor’s houses, street lights, etc.)
We actually came up with another way to use the eggs in the dark that doesn’t entirely rely on their “built-in” glow, but takes advantage of their transparency. In our attempts to photograph the eggs in the dark, we experimented with battery-operated tea lights. The tea lights do NOT make the eggs glow in the normal way, but their transparency does allow the light to shine through very well.
This would make a great last-minute solution if someone forgot to charge the eggs, or if the eggs needed to be placed far enough ahead of time that there was concern about how long the charge might last. In our circumstances, it allows us yet another difficulty level, because it makes the eggs much more visible from a distance, even with ambient light.
Based on the cover, the program guide appears at first to be just a guide for those organizing an event for a church or other group, but there’s actually quite a variety of material inside. It includes recipes, suggested decorations, group activities, and a variety of printables. Some of the printables (the smallest eggs with crosses, both with and without words) have been printed in color for my daughter to use in her crafting.
As soon as we’d opened the package when it arrived, my daughter (7th) pounced on the stickers. “What are these for? Are we going to use them for that? Can I have them?” She makes greeting cards in a wide variety of styles, and she often uses stickers to enhance them. She’s already used a couple of the stickers, and promptly given away the cards. (Which, as usual, led to me asking her why she didn’t let me get a picture of it – and her rolling her eyes that I want yet another picture of something.)
The roll-up scrolls, I’ve decided we’re keeping with the eggs so far, in hopes that we get to use them as they’re intended a bit closer to Easter. (Chey tried to hijack them, too, for unidentified craft projects.) My kids have already read the storybook, hunted for scrolls inside eggs, and heard/read multiple times – we reviewed Egglo Eggs last year. I need fresh-to-the-story kids. This year, mine are a bit cynical – and grumpy. Had to laugh, though, at my daughter’s comment about the picture book, The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure:
Mom, these kids are all brats!
Yes, honey, I know. I think that’s sort of the point. Y’know, to show how the light of Jesus will make them change…? [grin]
There’s still more than three weeks until Easter, plenty of time for Egglo eggs to arrive! How will you use them?
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