50 clever hidey-holes around the house for an Easter egg hunt

Let the hunt begin!
Let the hunt begin! Photo: Stocksy, Kelly Knox

The Easter bunny is on his way! So, if you're thinking of putting together an egg hunt for the little ones, you're going to need a strategy. Your kids will have a ball trying to track them all down, and you'll feel pretty darn proud that you've managed to outsmart your increasingly clever children. Read on for some sneaky inspiration for hidey-holes both outside and inside the home.

Quick tip – you may want keep an inventory of all the eggs hidden, unless you want to find melted chocolate down the back of the couch in six months time.

OUTDOOR HIDEY-HOLES:

1. Hidden in the mailbox

2. Inside a watering can

3. Placed in a wheelbarrow

4. Tucked inside a hanging plant

5. Behind a picnic table leg


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6. Inside a gardening glove

7. Nestled in a low tree nook

8. Buried in a sandpit

9. Scattered in flower beds and bushes

10. Inside a tyre swing


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11. Behind a parked car wheel

12. Popped just inside the car exhaust

13. Inside a bike helmet attached to a bike

14. Or a bike basket

15. Behind a garden ornament

16. Hidden in wrapped garden hose


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17. Placed in a window box

18. Underneath exterior stairwell

19. Hidden in a pair of gumboots

20. Inside the pegs basket

21. Behind a cushion of a patio chair

22. Under the barbecue lid

23. In a real bird's nest (only if empty!)

24. In an empty birdbath 

25. Behind gardening tools

INDOOR HIDEY-HOLES:

26. Inside an empty tea cup

27. Camouflaged in a cookie jar

28. In one of the kitchen drawers

29. Hidden in the bread bin

30. Inside an egg carton in the fridge


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31. Hidden in the fruit bowl

32. On a dining chair pushed under the table

33. Inside a candle votive holder

34. Behind a picture frame

35. Behind the cushions on the sofa 

36. Lined up on a shelf, just out of reach

37. On top of a ceiling fan blade

38. In a jacket pocket hanging in the hallway

39. In a bathrobe pocket hanging in the bathroom

40. Inside the washing machine

41. Inside a storage basket

42. Planted on an indoor plant

43. Inside the linen cupboard

44. Under the lamp shade

45. Hanging off a pet's collar

46. Hidden on top of books on the bookcase 

47. In the pocked of a school backpack

48. Inside a toy box

49. Under the bed

50. Behind stuffed animals on the bed


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