Hatch ’ems were the #1 Easter product on Amazon.com, but you can still score yours now – just in time for Easter!
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I’m all about creating a memorable holiday for my kids, but with a two kiddos under 4, the thought of creating an Easter basket, full of candy, just doesn’t seem like a good idea! However, neither are stuffed animals or just more of the junk they already have. But when these Hide ‘Em & Hatch ‘Ems landed in my mailbox, I knew that I had to hide them from my kids because there was no one way they would be able to wait if they saw them!
These pastel-colored eggs are great for hiding or filling the Easter basket…but here’s the twist: simply soak them in water overnight and out will “hatch” some new friends…a duck, chick or bunny!
Kids will be amazed and parents will delight in the fact that there’s no candy involved.
During our first hatch, it took several days for the chick to hatch, so I want to share tips to ensure your egg hatches within just one day!
Instructions for the Best Experience with the Hide ’em & Hatch ’em Eggs!
1. Place the eggs in ROOM TEMPERATURE water (this is critical to the grow process!) Make sure the eggs are completely submerged.
2. In 6 – 12 hours you will see small cracks in the shell. At this point you can help your little friend out by cracking the shell (just like a mamma might need to do for her hatchling) or you can change the water and let it continue to grow.
3. You will notice the water (and the baby) will be slippery. This is the material that allows it to grow – it is necessary to change the water so your new friend can grow completely.
4. Continue to change the water daily until your animal hatches on its own or until the animal is done growing.
5. Enjoy your new friend – Once removed from the water shrinkage will probably occur but the animal will harden and is fun to play with! (Our little friend went on a train ride once he hatched!)
We hatched a chick our first-round, but we can’t wait to see what we hatch next!
I’d love to see your photos of your little friends! Please share!