Happy non-denominational Bunny Day! There’s just one week left to collect eggs and DIY recipes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ first event: Bunny Day.
Doesn’t it seem to get sooner every year? This time around, Bunny Day will take place on April 12, 2020. There are sure to be some surprises in store for the day itself, but until then, it’s your job to collect different kinds of eggs and craft special DIY recipes.
To get started, you need to find Zipper T. Bunny somewhere around your island. He seems to appear near your house or the central plaza in the first instance, but can be scattered anywhere. Once you’ve spoken to him though, he’ll disappear until the big day.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Bunny Day
As his name suggests, ol’ Zipper is a yellow rabbit with a big zip down his back – so you’re not going to miss him. Especially when he’s hopping around like an aerobics instructor.
He’s become a bit of a meme in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons community, thanks to his strange manner and thousand-yard-stare.
As evidenced by the little video below, lurking beneath that peppy exterior is an eternal and unbridled sadness – just look at that world-weary sigh:
HE GOES OUT OF CHARACTER WHEN YOU LEAVE HIS LINE OF SIGHT pic.twitter.com/zlOENmKFOP
— bennie (@andthejets) April 1, 2020
Speaking to him starts the Bunny Day activities in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, although you might have already collected a couple of eggs on your way over.
He also gifts you a cute DIY recipe – the Bunny Day bed – to kick off the fun.
You have two goals for the Bunny Day event in Animal Crossing: New Horizons:
- Find special Bunny Day-themed DIY recipes hidden around your island
- Hunt down different types of eggs to build those recipes
There are six types of Bunny Day eggs to find, and all are gathered from where you’d normally collect resources.
The DIY recipes are also found like this, but there are an unconfirmed number that you need to search out. Zipper T. Bunny will release more and more as we get closer to Bunny Day on April 12, and you’ll receive a special prize if you can find them all.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bunny Day eggs
Most of the Bunny Day DIY recipes we’ve seen so far require just one of each of the six types of egg. However, some of the larger items which look like eggs require multiples of the same ones. Here’s where you can find them.
All of the eggs are found outdoors, so you don’t need to traipse into your villagers’ homes to continue the hunt. Apparently, if you speak to your friends they say that you can get loads of eggs on Nook Miles Ticket islands too!
It’s a little frustrating to keep getting eggs as you try to collect your normal resources, but Nintendo has released a patch lowering the amount eggs that appear. This was especially annoying when fishing, so we’re glad it’s been tweaked.
|Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bunny Day Eggs|
|Egg Type:||Egg Location|
|Earth Egg||Dig holes in the cracks that look like fossils|
|Water Egg||Catch medium-sized fish shadows in both rivers and the sea|
|Sky Egg||Pop balloons floating overhead|
|Wood Egg||Chop normal and blossoming trees|
|Leaf Egg||Grows on blossoming trees like normal fruit|
|Stone Egg||Hit rocks with your shovel (can take a few tries to get one)|
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bunny Day DIY recipe locations
There seems to be a semi-randomised element to the different Bunny Day DIY recipes you can find. Different people don’t always seem to get the same results from the same places.
Here is everything we’ve found so far, as well as where we got it.
- Bunny Day Rug – Search beaches for egg message bottles
- Bunny Day Wreath – Pop egg balloons floating overhead
- Bunny Day Wall – Also found in egg balloon
- Bunny Day Fence – Another egg balloon
- Bunny Day Crown – Gifted by wandering villager (Tammy)
- Bunny Day Flooring – Balloon present
- Bunny Day Wall Clock – Egg Message Bottle
- Bunny Day Glow Garland – Egg Message Bottle
- Bunny Day Wardrobe – Egg Message Bottle
- Bunny Day Lamp – Egg Message Bottle
- Bunny Day Merry Balloons – Balloon present
- Bunny Day Happy Balloons – Egg Message Bottle
- Bunny Day Table – Yet again, from a Balloon
- Bunny Day Vanity – Egg Message Bottle
- Bunny Day Stool – Bunny Balloon
- Bunny Day Bag – Gifted by villager (Al)
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Egg Costumes
You can also make clothes out of the egg items if you collect enough of them! As you stuff more and more into your pockets, after a while you will think of a new recipe.
This seems to happen semi-randomly as well. For example, I unlocked the Stone Egg items after collecting 8 of them, but didn’t get the Wood Egg items until I’d snagged 14.
There are three pieces of the egg costume:
- Egg Shell (hat) – 2 Eggs
- Egg Outfit (dress) – 3 Eggs
- Egg Shoes (boots) – 2 Eggs
Once you’ve unlocked the costume for every kind of Bunny Day Egg, you learn another DIY recipe which combines them all: the Egg Party set.
- Egg Party Hat – 2 of every Egg
- Egg Party Dress – 3 of every Egg
For more information on Animal Crossing; New Horizons, here’s our full guide.
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