This all came about when I went to Safeway and saw some "prank" easter eggs that were camouflaged and had an attached suction cup so that you could hide them in mean places. The only problem was that, even though they were on clearance these eggs were still 4-5 times more expensive than the cheap little plastic ones. I thought to myself how could I do this and what esle could i do to torment my daughter, my niece, and five nephews?
Plastic Easter Eggs
Rod or Stake
Step 1: Placing Them in Obscure Places
As I said to begin with, this all started with a visit to Safeway and a look at some clever, yet overpriced prank easter eggs that were colored in a camo pattern and had a suction cup protruding from them so you could stick them in odd, out of sight places. Now I dont know about you, but there is literally now where in my back yard where I hide the eggs that i could possibly stick a suction cup. so I set out to come up with my own solution using nothing more than a thumb tack and one of those plastic eggs
Step 2: Hangin' Eggs
for whatever reason these particular eggs already had holes in them. At the top and bottom were holes that appeared to be vent holes so I could just put the thumb tack through the hole but it wouldn't have been hard to push them through the soft plastic these are made of. After that, I just grabbed the thumbtack and pushed it into the wood on my deck with it already inside half of the eggshell. then I just snapped the egg back together with some candy inside.
*Just use your imagination on hiding places and watch the kiddos with this egg since it will have a sharp point rattling inside of it when they find it. (if they do find it)
Step 3: How Else Could I Torment Them?
How bout super gluing the egg halves together?
Step 4: Stepping It Up
as it turns out, I amthat uncle. I thought, how could I make this any worse? this is actually inspired by a how-to I saw a couple years back (on this site, I believe) where the author used one of those corkscrew stakes used for chaining up dogs. He put the head of the stake inside the egg and then filled the egg with concrete and screwed it into the ground, creating an irretrievable easter egg.
I didn't have one of those stakes or any concrete, but what I did have was a three foot piece of all-thread I acquired from work and realized the concrete filling might be a little overkill.
so with the help of a phillips head screwdriver and some brute for I was able to create my own "Irretrievable Egg"
Step 5: Other...
I've thought about a few other things that could be done:
Painting the eggs to match whatever you put them near. (I assume no pictures needed on that. Probably wouldnt be able to see the eggs anyways.)
Filling them with something nasty: Rotten eggs, dog feces, nasty candy, etc....
Have fun, be safe, and rock and roll