21 Easter egg fillers that aren't candy or junk
These toys will take your Easter egg hunt to the next level
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
5. Action figures
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.
6. Polly Pockets
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.
7. LEGO-style mini-figures
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.
8. Nail decals
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.
9. And more nail decals!
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.
10. Non-toxic nail polish
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.
11. An airplane set
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.
12. Cutie cars
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.
13. A Hot Wheels multipack
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.
14. A Play-doh collection to get egg-cited about
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.
15. Animal figures
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.
16. Tiny dinos
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.
17. Bunny ears scrunchies
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.
18. On-theme earrings
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.
19. Erasers that jump on the mini trend
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.
20. Fizzy bath bombs
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.
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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