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21 Easter egg fillers that aren't candy or junk

These toys will take your Easter egg hunt to the next level

Five children run towards an Easter egg, baskets in hand and bunny ears on. Credit: Getty / monkeybusinessimages

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While jelly beans and M&M's may typically be the Easter Bunny’s go-to egg-stuffers of choice, when they are paired with candy-filled Easter baskets, it can make for a pretty intense sugar high (and sugar meltdowns to follow).

Trust us: you don't need to keep kids going on the candy train all day long; there are plenty of sugar-free options that are just as sweet. If you’re trying to scale back on the sugary stuff, we have a whole slew of ideas that are fun and affordable, and may even give a little bit of added excitement to your Easter egg hunt.

1. Puzzle pieces

A unicorn puzzle with a rainbow background
Credit: Ravensburger

No egg will be left behind when you have a puzzle as an incentive for finding them all.

Eggs filled with puzzle pieces make for a super-fun hunt where every egg counts! Kids will be hyper-vigilant about finding every single hidden egg, so it does away with the possibility of finding a rogue remainder behind the couch six months later. It also makes for an activity after the hunt, eliminating the inevitable "what now" whine that can come after all the eggs are found.

Get the Ravensburger horse dream glitter 100-piece puzzle on Amazon for $14.99

2. Stickers

Credit: ANERZA

These stickers are fun to find and even more fun to decorate water bottles, scooters, and tablets with.

It’s a timeless obsession: no matter how young or old, kids love stickers. This 100-pack promises no doubles—making for a particularly exciting discovery with each egg opened. We like this set because each sticker comes stacked individually, as opposed to coming in sheets—what that means is less waste, and less time spent individually cutting out each sticker, making for far easier egg filling in the end. These stickers are waterproof and stand up to the dishwasher, so they are perfect for personalizing everything from water bottles to scooters.

Get the 100-pack of VSCO stickers by ANERZA at Amazon for $$5.94

3. Tattoos

Three children with faces covered in silly temporary tattoos.
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There are so many fun temporary tattoos in this set that they will appeal to any kind of kid.

Much like stickers, temporary tattoos are always a win. This set has so many options that kids can look tough or sweet, depending on their mood. There are 135 tattoos in this set so there are sure to be enough styles to appeal to all ages and tastes, and there are even some that glow-in-the-dark so the fun can go on even after sunset.

Get the 135-piece mixed style temporary tattoos at Amazon for $6.99

4. Squishies

A menagerie of Squishables, a squishy and adorable toy.
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These squishy toys are favorites for sensory regulating and they smell like candy!

These cute and sweet-scented little stress reducers are perfectly squishable and Easter-adorable. These make for satisfying discoveries when they crack open their egg finds and they smell deliciously like candy (but they aren’t), for some satisfactory multi-sensory stimulation.

Get the 28-piece Squishies set at Amazon for $13.99

5. Action figures

A set of mini PLAYSKOOL action figures from Marvel Age of Ultron
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These Age of Ultron action figures are perfect for fans of the Marvel universe.

It may be Easter morning in your book but, for your little Marvel fan, it's the dawn of the Age of Ultron. This toy set is inspired by the Avengers movie of the same name and features 10 collectible, iconic Avengers characters including Captain America, Hulk, Black Widow, Iron Man, Hawkeye, Thor, Nick Fury, Vision, and Ultron. This set makes for big hero fun for all ages of Marvel fans.

Get the 10-piece Playskool Heroes Marvel Super Hero set at Amazon for $29.08

6. Polly Pockets

Four sets of Polly Pocket figures with all sorts of fun accessories and outfits.
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This four-set of Polly Pocket figures and all their accessories will make for a super-fun Easter hunt.

Get in on the Polly Pocket Squad Style! This super pack is perfect for the style-obsessed kid. It comes with four dolls and over 40 accessories, making for one of the most stylish little egg hunts imaginable.

Get the Polly Pocket Squad Style Super Pack at Amazon for $29.97

7. LEGO-style mini-figures

An array of mini figures modeled after the characters in LEGO Ninjago
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This set of LEGO Ninjago-style mini-figures is sure to appeal to any mini spinjitzu master in your home.

LEGOs are a never-ending obsession for kids. For the budding Spinjitzu and Airjitzu masters, this set has some of the most iconic heroes and evil villains of the popular movie and series.

Get the Xvhhiue 24 Pieces Pack of Minecraft Minifigures at Amazon for $39.99

8. Nail decals

Six tiny cupcake-style lipgloss pots
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These little lipgloss pots smell and look like treats that are sweet enough to eat!

These super-cute Disney-themed nail decals are great for littles and just as much fun for tweens and teens (and, let's be honest, adults) that might have a Disney obsession.

Get the 12-piece mini cupcake lipgloss set at Amazon for $15.99

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9. Tween-friendly lip balm

If little cupcakes aren't their thing, these Instagrammable lip balms will be. Their bulb shape is reminiscent of EOS lip balm, but these come in the most stylish of shapes and colors. These are small-batch made in Canada and include all sorts of yummy stuff like lavender essential oils, Vitamin E, coconut oil, honey, and rosemary. And they smell and taste great, with scents and flavors like strawberry mango, summer citrus, and wild berry.

Get the Rebels Refinery lip balm 3-pack from Amazon for $11.99

10. Non-toxic nail polish

Four colors of Piggy Paint nail polish.
Credit: Piggy Paint

Each Piggy Paint is non-toxic and smells delicious.

An Easter egg hunt is always a bit of nail-biter. This water-based polish is super safe for their piggies and professes to be “as natural as mud.” It also comes in scents so scrumptious they won’t even miss the sugary treats from years past.

Get the Piggy Paint 4-pack at Amazon for $19.99

11. An airplane set

A full set of cars, accessories, and a fun toy plane.
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For your aviation enthusiast!

This set will be so much fun to piece together for your little aviation enthusiast. The airplane and play mat can be in their Easter basket, while the cars, trucks, and road signs can be hidden in eggs to make for a full play set that will keep them occupied for hours after all the candy has been consumed.

Get the 28-piece airplane set at Amazon for $22.99

12. Cutie cars

Three Shopkin Cutie Cars styled after takeout treats.
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These Shopkin Cutie Cars are styled after takeout treats, like burgers, fries, and soda.

If your kiddo favors cars that err on the side cute instead of rugged, this is the set for them. These Shopkins cars are styled after favorite tasty takeout treats, but they are snack-free collectable fun.

Get the Shopkins Cutie Cars Tasty-Takeout collection at Amazon for $19.99

13. A Hot Wheels multipack

A BIPOC child plays with a large selection of Hot Wheels.
Credit: Mattel

This 20-piece Hot Wheels set is perfect for collection-building and they fit perfectly in plastic eggs.

Whether you have a budding car lover or a seasoned collector in your midst, this 20-piece set is a perfect multi-pack that will get them gearing up for some racing, chasing, and crashing fun.

Get the 20-piece Hot Wheels gift pack at Target for $19.89

14. A Play-doh collection to get egg-cited about

Two dozen, brightly colored Easter eggs filled with Play-doh
Credit: Hasbro

Take the work out of egg stuffing with these pre-stuffed Play-doh-filled eggs.

Whether you have a Play-doh lover or just a preschooler who likes to squish things, this 12-color set is perfect for kids who love playing with Play-doh or dabbling in arts and crafts. A major bonus is these eggs are pre-filled with their favorite colorful compound—making for a no-stress stashing sesh the night before the big morning. All you need to do is hide them—and all they need to do is pop open these pre-filled eggs and start creating.

Get the 24-pack of pre-stuffed Play-doh eggs at Amazon for $19.99

15. Animal figures

A menagerie of animals, from moose to tiger!
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This menagerie of animals is sure to excite your little zoologist.

We aren't going to argue this: the Easter bunny is great, but that’s not the only animal that can be added to your kid’s toy menagerie on Easter morning. This realistic-looking 54-piece set is just right for any budding zoologist. It also comes with a palm tree, greenery, and fencing to make for lots of imaginative playtime with the wild animal kingdom.

Get the 54-piece mini animal set at Amazon for $12.45

16. Tiny dinos

A bunch of cool, cretaceous period dinosaurs.
Credit: Mattel

This set is perfect for any fans of Jurassic World!

If you have a budding paleontologist in your midst, they will roar with excitement after popping open dino-filled eggs. If they are a Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous fan, they’ll be extra-eggcited about these cretaceous-era creatures.

Get the 10-piece Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous Multipack at Amazon for $19.99

17. Bunny ears scrunchies

A little girl with a bunny ear scrunchie
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These bunny ear scrunchies are just right for VSCO girls, and little girls who idolize them.

For VSCO girls or those that idolize them, these tie-dye-style and bunny ear scrunchies put a fun twist on holiday-theme inspired accessorizing.

Get the 12-piece bunny ear hair tie set at Amazon for $11.99

18. On-theme earrings

Gold bunny-shaped earrings with shimmering opal centers.
Credit: CUOKA MIRACLE

These bunny earrings shimmer an array of pastel colors that are perfect for spring.

Bring a little sparkle to their holiday egg hunt. These synthetic opal earrings have all of the pastel colors of the spring season, and the bunny shape add to the holiday fun.

Get the hypoallergenic synthetic opal bunny earrings at Amazon for $19.99

19. Erasers that jump on the mini trend

A handful of mini erasers in the shape of all sorts of tiny foods
Credit: Mr. Pen

Jump on the mini craze with these tiny erasers.

This set of tiny, latex-free erasers looks perfectly snackable! Kids love minis; when they aren't using these erasers to fine-tune their homework, you may find them imagining mini-snacktime spreads. These puzzle-style erasers come apart and then fit back together, so they are a perfect gift for fidgety kids who are just heading back to school.

Get the 30-pack of puzzle erasers for $7.99

20. Fizzy bath bombs

A set of five bath fizzies with animals
Credit: Uncommon Goods

These sweet-smelling bath fizzies are both fun and education.

These bath fizzies are every bit as cool as they are educational. You'll like these because each bath fizz is made in the USA with natural ingredients. They'll love them because each one reveals a surprise toy animal inside, along with a fun fact so they can learn about them.

Get the 5-set of Educational Surprise Bath Fizzies at Uncommon Goods for $30

21. Money

A child smiles at her large pile of coins.
Credit: Getty / Chris Ryan

Coins make for a satisfying shake when kids are hunting for eggs.

If all else fails, money is always a home run. Kids love cold hard cash and they are going to go crazy over shaking eggs to figure out if they are filled with coins, or noiseless paper money. If you left your egg stuffing to the last minute, don’t stress. Just crack open your coin stash and call this a win.

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