Animal Crossing Bunny Guide 7

Whilst island life may never get old for some players, a number of Animal Crossing: New Horizons festive events exist to help keep gameplay fresh. The first such event since the game released was Bunny Day which starts every year on April 1st.

April marks several changes to your island, including cherry blossom colouring some of your trees and grass becoming greener as summer approaches. But April 1st brings the egg-iest seasonal event of all, Bunny Day! Follow our step by step guide below to learn how to take part in Bunny Day and what rewards you can earn for doing so.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bunny Day Guide

What is Bunny Day?

In the world of Animal Crossing, Bunny Day is essentially an internationally friendly, non-denominal version of Easter, complete with its own version of the Easter Bunny. However, before you get to frolic around your island looking for hidden Eggs you’ll need to download a free software update. To do this you’ll need an internet connection linked to your Switch complete with an activated Nintendo Account so you can download the latest update (Bunny Day originally debuted in the Version 1.1.1a update).

After installing the update, you’ll soon spot Zipper T. Bunny wandering around your island. Between the 1st and 12th of April he’ll invite you to participate in an Egg hunt.

Who is Zipper T. Bunny?

For those who are long-time fans of Animal Crossing, Zipper T. Bunny is a familiar special character (he first appeared in City Folk) that always visits at this time of year. Zipper celebrates Bunny Day by sending players off to collect Eggs in exchange for rewards, and New Horizons is no different.

Bunny day themed DIY recipes (incorporating Eggs as crafting items) are also hidden around the island. The closer you get to Bunny Day (officially April 12th) the more recipes you’ll be able to find. Collect all the hidden DIY recipes and Zipper will grant you a special present at the end of the holiday. Some recipes can be found in bottled messages that wash ashore every day, some can be shot down from balloons, whereas others are a little harder to find and are revealed as the 12th draws closer.

As for Zipper himself, a zip at the back of his character model signifies that he is in fact someone wearing a bunny costume! However, no one yet knows his true identity. Your guess is as good as ours!

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How do I collect Eggs?

Before you can exchange Eggs for gifts and use them for crafting you first need to find some. Zipper has hidden Eggs all over your island, and you’ll need to equip your character with a shovel, axe, fishing rod and slingshot to find some. There are a total of six types of eggs to find, and each type is exclusive to one specific location.

Leaf Eggs

Perhaps the easiest Egg to collect, the Leaf Egg can be seen around your town growing on cherry blossom trees in the same way that fruit grows. Simply shake down the eggs to collect three Leaf Eggs to contribute to any Bunny Day DIY projects you want to create.

Stone Eggs

Each day the rocks in your town will harbour new items, whether that be raw materials for DIY crafting or money that you can add to your balance. During Bunny Day you can also find Stone Eggs hidden amongst the clay and iron ore you’ll uncover. So get whacking rocks with your spade to find them!

Earth Egg

In day to day island life cracks in the ground mean fossils hidden under the earth just waiting to be assessed and donated to the museum. From April 1st to April 12th the number of cracks in the ground increases, and that’s because a number of these ‘fossils’ are now Earth Eggs. Dig them up with your shovel to collect them.

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Sky Egg

Every day a number of floating balloons carrying presents will pass overhead. Most of the time, they carry clothing items or, in rarer cases, Bells. During the Bunny Day event, you will notice that a number of floating balloons are carrying Eggs rather than presents. Shoot these down with your slingshot and you can grab yourself a Sky Egg. Because these balloons fly over your island each day, there’s no limit on the number of Sky Eggs you can harvest.

Water Egg

By taking fishing trips to your local rivers and seas you can find Water Eggs. After spotting a shadow in the water (no different to fish shadows) cast your line into the waves and press down on the A button once the float bobs under the water. While this mechanic may mean you catch more than a few fish, hopefully you’ll be able to pull some Water Eggs from the depths as well.

Wood Egg

To find Wood Eggs you’ll need to equip yourself with an axe and prepare to investigate every tree in your town. If you’re using a flimsy axe you can hit each tree up to three times, but with a proper axe limit this to two hits otherwise you risk felling a tree. Amongst the wood you cut down you should find the odd Wood Egg. Simply repeat this method with every tree on your island to increase your quantity of Wood Eggs.

What can I do with my Eggs?

The Bunny Day update added lots of new DIY recipes to the game. In fact, there are over thirty Egg themed items you can craft, many requiring at least two different types of Egg. For a list of what you can build plus some examples, see our lists below.

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Bunny Day Recipes (Furniture)

Below is a list of all the Bunny Day furniture you can craft as well as some examples of the DIY ingredients you’ll need to do so.

Bunny Day furniture item Materials needed
Bunny Day bed Earth Egg x1, Stone Egg x1, Leaf Egg x1, Wood Egg x1, Sky Egg x1, Water Egg x1
Bunny Day wreath Earth egg x1, Stone Egg x1, Leaf Egg x1, Wood Egg x1, Sky Egg x1, Water Egg x1
Bunny Day stool Water Egg x3
Bunny Day glowy garland Earth Egg x1, Stone Egg x1, Leaf Egg x1, Wood Egg x1, Sky Egg x1, Water Egg x1
Bunny Day lamp Wood Egg x4
Bunny Day flooring Earth Egg x3, Stone Egg x2 Leaf Egg x2, Wood Egg x2, Sky Egg x2, Water Egg x2
Bunny Day table Earth Egg x4
Bunny Day vanity Leaf Egg x4
Bunny Day wardrobe Stone Egg x4
Bunny Day arch Earth Egg x2, Stone Egg x2, Leaf Egg x2, Wood Egg x2, Sky Egg x2, Water Egg x2
Bunny Day fence

Earth Egg x1, Stone Egg x1, Leaf Egg x1, Wood Egg x1, Sky Egg x1, Water Egg x1

Bunny Day wall clock Sky Egg x3
Bunny Day wall

Earth Egg x2, Stone Egg x2, Leaf Egg x2, Wood Egg x2, Sky Egg x2, Water Egg x2

Bunny Day rug

Earth Egg x1, Stone Egg x1, Leaf Egg x1, Wood Egg x1, Sky Egg x1, Water Egg x1

Bunny Day festive balloon Stone Egg x1, Wood Egg x1, Water Egg x1
Bunny Day merry balloons Earth Egg x1, Leaf Egg x1, Sky Egg x1
Bunny Day Wobbling Zipper toy (craft all other Bunny Day DIY recipes and speak to Zipper to get this recipe) Earth Egg x4, Stone Egg x4, Leaf Egg x4, Wood Egg x4, Sky Egg x4, Water Egg x4
Bunny Day basket Earth Egg x1, Stone Egg x1, Leaf Egg x1, Wood Egg x1, Sky Egg x1, Water Egg x1 (give them to Zipper on Bunny Day and he'll present you with the Bunny Day basket)
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Bunny Day Recipes (Clothing)

Below is a list of all the Bunny Day clothing you can craft as well as some examples of the DIY ingredients you’ll need to do so.

Bunny Day clothing Materials needed
Wood-egg shell Wood Egg x2
Wood-egg outfit Wood Egg x3
Wood-egg shoes Wood Egg x2
Earth-egg shell Earth Egg x2
Earth-egg outfit Earth Egg x3
Earth-egg shoes Earth Egg x2
Leaf-egg shell Leaf Egg x2
Leaf-egg outfit Leaf Egg x3
Leaf-egg shoes Leaf Egg x2
Sky-egg shell Sky Egg x2
Sky-egg outfit Sky Egg x3
Sky-egg shoes Sky Egg x2
Stone-egg shell Stone Egg x2
Stone-egg outfit Stone Egg x3
Stone-egg shoes Stone Egg x2
Water-egg shell Water Egg x2
Water-egg outfit Water Egg x3
Water-egg shoes Water Egg x2
Egg party dress

Earth Egg x3, Stone Egg x3, Leaf Egg x3, Wood Egg x3, Sky Egg x3, Water Egg x3

Egg party hat

Earth Egg x2, Stone Egg x2, Leaf Egg x2, Wood Egg x2, Sky Egg x2, Water Egg x2

Bunny Day bag

Earth Egg x1, Stone Egg x1, Leaf Egg x1, Wood Egg x1, Sky Egg x1, Water Egg x1

Bunny Day crown

Earth Egg x1, Stone Egg x1, Leaf Egg x1, Wood Egg x1, Sky Egg x1, Water Egg x1

Bunny Day wand (craft all other Bunny Day DIY recipes, including the Wobbling Zipper toy, and speak to Zipper to get this recipe) Wobbling Zipper toy, x3 Star Fragments

That's all for now, but let us know if you have any questions and tell us what you’re doing with your Bunny Day eggs!


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