Update (4/6/2020): Added in a full recipe list and information regarding Version 1.14’s Egg reduction. Like many other Bunny Day guides, we’re still in the process of sifting through every last detail regarding Bunny Day, so expect continuous updates over the next week.
Who’s up for an Animal Crossing Easter? Or “Bunny Day,” as our animal friends call it. Just as the cherry blossoms come into bloom, the zany Zipper T. Bunny graces us once more with his chipper presence, and he brings with him eggcellent prizes! From April 1st to April 12th, you’ll find eggs lodged in trees, floating underwater, siphoned from rocks, buried underground, and yes, soaring in the sky. Through careful scavenging and DIY know-how, our Animal Crossing: New Horizons guide below eggsplains how to make the most of Zipper T’s eggciting hunt! (Okay, we’ll dispense with the puns…)
Time Travel’s a No-No!
First thing’s first: Don’t think you can time travel to Bunny Day anytime you’d like! As it happens, holiday events in Animal Crossing: New Horizons require both an internet connection and a Nintendo account; consequently, this is how your Switch detects whether it’s actually Easter, so you can only enjoy Bunny Day from April 1st-April 12th. Regardless, ensure you have both requirements on the ready!
Meet Zipper T. Bunny!
Hippity skippity, hoppity ho! Zipper T. Bunny — who is most assuredly not an over-zealous actor of unknown origin prancing about in an unsettling mascot costume — can be found hopping around your island beginning April 1st. But his arrival’s no April’s Fool’s joke; why, just overnight, he stealthily transformed your tropical paradise into an Easter egg heaven! There’s six types in all — that’s Water, Leaf, Sky, Earth, Wood, and Stone — and each specimen’s the basis for a veritable array of egg-themed recipes, be it egg basket eggs or colorful eggshell clothing.
All prime for indoor/outdoor decorations and personal apparel, you understand, but completion should take heed: if you forge all 39 Bunny Day recipes, Zipper T. himself will grant you a special reward: a Wobbling Zipper Toy, which when combined with three star fragments can forge a special Bunny Day Wand! You’ll only have twelve days to hoard enough eggs, but where to start searching?
Let The Hunt Begin!
Before we go down the list, heed our advice: use your Nook Miles Tickets! As it happens, Zipper T. Bunny hid eggs all over the Animal Crossing sea, and those uncharted islands are an invaluable egg resource should your home island run dry for the day. Take extra care in applying this towards Leaf, Earth, Wood, and Stone eggs, as they’re finite resources.
UPDATE (4/6/2020): As of the game’s 1.14 update, you’ll witness a reduction in Bunny Day eggs. You’ll still find plenty to go around, mind, but at least they aren’t clogging up the seas anymore, so fish away!
1) Leaf Eggs: You’ll probably spot these the moment you step outside your house! These conspicuous eggs can be found growing on your pink cherry blossom trees, so just give them a good shake.
2) Wood Eggs: While also located on trees, these eggs require a different method to obtain; as in, chopping your trees! Using the Stone Axe, you’ll find Wood Eggs mingled in with your typical supply of wood. (Which is good: as you’ll constantly wear out your tools during the egg hunt, you’ll want to stock up on wood supplies!) As your villagers point out, Wood Eggs are more common on coconut trees — have you been growing those?
3) Earth Eggs: These are certainly the rarest eggs you’ll come across — while buried underneath the ground, Earth Eggs are only located beneath those familiar cross-shaped marks that house fossils, so you’re certain to run out before you can say “Happy Easter!”. Be sure to visit those uninhabited islands for a couple extra!
4) Water Eggs: You may’ve noticed an uptick in fish in your local rivers and oceans during this period; as it happens, Water Eggs are now populating your tropical waters! As seen above, medium-sized shadows are what you should be aiming for, so keep an eye out. (By the way, while there’s various types of islands reached by Nook Miles Tickets, we found a TON of Water Eggs on them. Take a flight!)
5) Sky Eggs: Get ready for an aerial invasion, because those mysterious balloon presents are about to raid your island! No, seriously, you know how that whooshing sound means one’s headed your way? Expect to hear that maybe once every thirty to sixty seconds, because those floating presents are how you’re gonna collect some Sky Eggs and egg recipes. As you constantly whip out your slingshot, take care in ensuring your prey doesn’t land in the water!
6) Stone Eggs: As you’d expect, Stone Eggs lie in, well, stones. As always, remember to apply the Hole Trick: dig up two holes behind you to cancel out your recoil; that way, you can shovel away at your rock to max out your haul! (By the way, these are more common on Nook Miles islands, too.)
What About Them Recipes?
With over 38 egg-themed recipes, you’ll have your hands full crafting those eggs into DIY masterpieces. But where does one look? Everywhere. Scan the skies and shores for balloon presents and bottled messages. Chat up your neighbors to receive surprise how-to’s. Check up with your friends if they have any extra recipes. Finally, as seen above, your avatar will come up with clothing-themed recipes on their own should they collect enough of any one egg.
As for the recipes themselves…well, we’re still working on compiling a comprehensive list. In the meantime, you may want to consider referencing Polygon’s complete list.
- Bunny Day stool (3 Water Eggs; 1,200 Bells)
- Bunny Day table (4 Earth Eggs; 1,600 Bells)
- Bunny Day wardrobe (4 Stone Eggs; 1,600 Bells)
- Bunny Day vanity (14 Leaf Eggs; 1,600 Bells)
- Bunny Day bed (1 of each Egg; 2,400 Bells)
- Bunny Day lamp (4 Wood Egg; 1,600 Bells)
- Bunny Day merry balloons (1 Earth Egg, 1 Leaf Egg, and 1 Sky Egg; 1,200 Bells)
- Bunny Day festive balloons (1 Stone Egg, 1 Wood Egg, and 1 Water Egg; 1,200 Bells)
- Bunny Day wall clock (3 Sky Eggs, 1,200 Bells)
- Bunny Day glowy garland (1 of each Egg; 2,400 Bells)
- Bunny Day wreath (1 of each Egg; 2,400 Bells)
- Bunny Day arch (2 of each Egg; price unknown — you apparently receive this recipe from Zipper T. on April 12th)
- Bunny Day wall (2 of each Egg; 4,800 Bells)
- Bunny Day flooring (2 of each Egg; 4,800 Bells)
- Bunny Day rug (1 of each Egg; 2,400 Bells
- Earth-egg shell (2 Earth Eggs; 800 Bells)
- Earth-egg outfit (3 Earth Egg; 1,200 Bells)
- Earth-egg shoes (2 Earth Eggs; 800 Bells)
- Stone-egg shell (2 Stone Eggs; 800 Bells)
- Stone-Egg outfit (3 Stone Eggs; 1,200 Bells)
- Stone-Egg shoes (2 Stone Eggs; 800 Bells)
- Leaf-Egg shell (2 Leaf Eggs; 800 Bells)
- Leaf-Egg outfit (3 Leaf Eggs; 1,200 Bells)
- Leaf-Egg shoes (2 Leaf Eggs; 800 Bells)
- Wood-Egg shell (2 Wood Eggs; 800 Bells)
- Wood-Egg outfit (3 Wood Eggs; 1,200 Bells)
- Wood-Egg shoes (2 Wood Eggs; 800 Bells)
- Sky-Egg shell (2 Sky Eggs; 800 Bells)
- Sky-Egg outfit (3 Sky Eggs; 1,200 Bells)
- Sky-Egg shoes (2 Sky Eggs; 800 Bells)
- Water-egg shell (2 Water Eggs; 800 Bells)
- Water-egg outfit (3 Water Eggs; 1,200 Bells)
- Water-egg shoes (2 Water Eggs; 800 Bells)
- Egg party hat (2 of each Egg; 4,200 Bells)
- Egg party dress (3 of each Egg; 7,200 Bells)
- Bunny Day crown (1 of each Egg; 2,400 Bells)
- Bunny Day bag (1 of each Egg; 2,400 Bells)
- Bunny Day Fence (1 of each egg; 240 Bells — crafting this makes 10 fences at a time)
To reiterate, Bunny Day in Animal Crossing: New Horizons lasts from April 1st to April 12th — that’s twelve days in all! We’re egg-hunting and egg-crafting just like the rest of you, so expect numerous updates over the coming week. In the meantime, we’ll answer any questions to the best of our ability in the comments below.