Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bunny Day 2021 — Eggs, recipes, and Zipper T. Bunny

Animal Crossing New Horizons Bunny Day Hero
Animal Crossing New Horizons Bunny Day Hero (Image credit: iMore)

Get ready to celebrate the arrival of spring in Animal Crossing: New Horizons! A happy little rabbit shows up on your island and brings with him the Bunny Day festivities. This event runs for multiple days and allows you to find eggs and craft them into Bunny Day-themed clothing and decor for your island. Here's everything you need to know about Bunny Day, including a breakdown of the activities you can participate in.

Even though Animal Crossing is one of the best Nintendo Switch games, the Bunny Day event was rather tedious for many people last year. Fortunately, there are a few changes this year, including a shorter event window and five new Bunny Day items. So, if you've experienced it before, it's still worth your while to participate.

When is Bunny Day 2021?

This year, Bunny Day runs from March 28th through April 4th. For anyone who experienced the event last year, you'll note that it now runs for only eight days instead of 12 days. This holiday initially lasted so long and felt so invasive that surviving Bunny Day felt like a major achievement.

What's new with Bunny Day in 2021?

Acnh Bunny Day Items (Image credit: iMore)

The 2021 Bunny Day event mostly works the same as it did last year, but there are a few changes. As previously mentioned, it only lasts for eight days this year, unlike last year's 12-day stint. Additionally, five new Bunny Day items will be available to purchase from Nook's Cranny during that time:

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Bunny Day Candy 1,300 Bells
Bunny Day Garden Flag 1,500 Bells
Bunny Day Planter Box 2,300 Bells
Bunny Day Topiary 2,000 Bells
Bunny Day Tree 3,800 Bells

What is Bunny Day?

Every year when Spring rolls around in Animal Crossing, the island is visited by a yellow rabbit known as Zipper T. Bunny. Despite being called Bunny Day, the event runs for multiple days. Included activities involve finding six different types of eggs, earning different Bunny Day-themed DIY recipes, and crafting special Bunny Day items. More and more recipes will appear as it gets closer to actual Bunny Day. To get everything started, you'll need to locate Zipper T. Bunny on your island.

How to find Zipper T. Bunny

Animal Crossing New Horizons Bunny Day

Animal Crossing New Horizons Bunny Day (Image credit: iMore)

This yellow rabbit appears randomly somewhere on your island on March 28, 2021. He has a zipper running down his back, implying that he's actually a different villager in a costume, but no one knows who's inside. To find him, you'll need to run around and check every section of your island. Upon locating him, you'll kick off the Bunny Day event. Zipper will explain that there are different eggs and that you can craft special Bunny Day items.

Don't worry. If you missed the first day of Bunny Day, you'll receive a letter from Zipper in the mail with a recipe attached.

Types of Eggs and where to find them

Animal Crossing New Horizons Bunny Day

Animal Crossing New Horizons Bunny Day (Image credit: iMore)

There are six different egg types total, and they're each found in different locations. Here are all six along with where to find them:

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EggWhere to find
Sky Egg These will float over your island by a multicolored-striped balloon. If you suddenly hear wind, look around. A blue egg is probably flying by overhead. You should note that non-Bunny Day balloons will also be flying over your island during this time.
Leaf Egg These appear on trees just like regular fruit. Run around your island and shake any trees that have green eggs in them.
Wood Egg You'll harvest these the same way you'd harvest wood. Take an ax to a tree and see if any orange eggs pop out.
Stone Egg Run up to a rock and use a shovel or a hammer to pound away at it. If you're lucky, some yellow eggs will pop out.
Water Egg When you see fish shadows in rivers, ponds, and the ocean go ahead and cast your line. You might just catch a purple egg.
Earth Egg If you come across cracks on the ground in your island, go ahead and dig them up with a shovel. Instead of finding fossils, you might just dig up a pink egg.

How to get new Bunny Day DIY recipes

Animal Crossing New Horizons Bunny Day

Animal Crossing New Horizons Bunny Day (Image credit: iMore)

There are a few different ways to discover Bunny Day recipes.

  1. Zipper T. Bunny - To get you started, this yellow rabbit will give you your first recipe.
  2. Shoot down multicolored balloons - In addition to getting eggs, you might get a new recipe when popping these colorful fliers.
  3. Talk to your villagers - Your villagers are also excited for the Bunny Day event. Run around and talk to everyone; they might just give you some new recipes to craft.
  4. Message in a bottle - While running around your beaches, you might come across a multicolored bottle washed on shore. You'll likely find a new Bunny Day recipe inside.
  5. Keep collecting eggs - As you continue to add eggs to your inventory, your character might just suddenly get an idea for a new Bunny Day recipe.

Reward for crafting all Bunny Day recipes

If players take the time to craft all 18 Bunny Day furniture/decor recipes, Zipper T Bunny will reward them with a Wobbling Zipper Toy.

All Bunny Day DIY Recipes

Animal Crossing New Horizons Bunny Day

Animal Crossing New Horizons Bunny Day (Image credit: iMore)

You'll find several Bunny Day DIY recipes while running around on your island. They might get shaken from trees, you might pop one from a balloon, or you might even find a multicolored bottle washed up on shore with a recipe inside. Continue to explore and interact with everything on your island, and you'll find yourself some Bunny Day-themed recipes.

Once you've acquired a recipe and obtained the right amount of materials, you can finally craft the item. Make sure you have the proper type and amount of eggs necessary to fashion these festive decorations.

Here's a list of all of the Bunny Day recipes:

Bunny Day furniture and decor

  • Bunny Day Arch
  • Bunny Day Bag
  • Bunny Day Bed
  • Bunny Day Crown
  • Bunny Day Fence
  • Bunny Day Festive Balloons
  • Bunny Day Flooring
  • Bunny Day Glowy Garland
  • Bunny Day Lamp
  • Bunny Day Merry Balloons
  • Bunny Day Rug
  • Bunny Day Stool
  • Bunny Day Table
  • Bunny Day Vanity
  • Bunny Day Wall
  • Bunny Day Wall Clock
  • Bunny Day Wand
  • Bunny Day Wardrobe
  • Bunny Day Wreath
  • Wobbling Zipper Toy

Bunny Day clothes

  • Egg party hat
  • Egg party dress
  • Sky-egg Shell
  • Sky-egg Outfit
  • Sky-egg Shoes
  • Stone-egg Shell
  • Stone-egg Outfit
  • Stone-egg Shoes
  • Wood-egg Shell
  • Wood-egg Outfit
  • Wood-egg Shoes
  • Water-egg Shell
  • Water-egg Outfit
  • Water-egg Shoes
  • Earth-egg Shell
  • Earth-egg Outfit
  • Earth-egg Shoes
  • Leaf-egg Shell
  • Leaf-egg Outfit
  • Leaf-egg Shoes

Eggcellent event

That's everything you need to know about the Animal Crossing Bunny Day event. Good luck searching for those eggs! I hope you're able to craft all of the Bunny Day items you want and decorate your island to match the festivities.

Rebecca Spear
Gaming Editor

Gaming aficionado Rebecca Spear is iMore's dedicated gaming editor with a focus on Nintendo Switch and iOS gaming. You’ll never catch her without her Switch or her iPad Air handy. If you’ve got a question about Pokémon, The Legend of Zelda, or just about any other Nintendo series check out her guides to help you out. Rebecca has written thousands of articles in the last six years including hundreds of extensive gaming guides, previews, and reviews for both Switch and Apple Arcade. She also loves checking out new gaming accessories like iPhone controllers and has her ear to the ground when it comes to covering the next big trend.