22 Toddler Easter Egg Filler Ideas

Easter basket filled with plastic Easter eggs
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Filling plastic eggs this Easter? Keeping a lid on the sugar is easier than you think with these fun ideas.
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Easy Easter Egg Fillers

Easter is approaching, and kids everywhere are beginning to daydream about hunting for—and opening up—all of those fun, filled plastic eggs. But those eggs don't have to be stuffed solely with foil-wrapped chocolates, jelly beans, and other speckled sugar bombs. You can cut the sweets and keep the fun with these creative ideas for candy-free ways to fill plastic Easter eggs.

    Avery Powell
    Avery Powell

    Puzzle Pieces

    Try separating the pieces so a few are in each egg. At the end, they have the excitement of putting together an unknown picture!

    Bryan McCay
    Bryan McCay

    Erasers

    Make homework and coloring projects a bit more fun with cute, colorful mini erasers.

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    Alena Ozerova/Shutterstock

    Bubbles

     Mini bubble bottles are easy to find online, at most big box stores, or even dollar stores.

    Fruit Snacks

    They're still sweet enough to please your little sugar fiends! Add to the holiday fun and choose Annie's, which are shaped like bunnies, or Welch's Easter-themed fruit snacks.

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    bbernard/Shutterstock

    Baking Ingredients

    Guess what we're making?! Involve your kids in Easter dessert by turning it into a hunt: Add an ingredient—like chocolate chips or sprinkles—and a recipe to an egg.

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    Toy Cars

    Put a candy-colored car in a larger egg for your little speed demon.

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    Photo Joy/Shutterstock 

    Jewelry

    Anything from stretchy bracelets to earrings, if you child has pierced ears, can fit prettily in a plastic egg.

    Jeff Harris
    Jeff Harris

    Beads

    Or, help your kid DIY his or her own jewelry by filling eggs with all of the fixings to make bracelets and necklaces.

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    marieclaudelemay/Getty Images

    Bouncy Balls

    The glow-in-the-dark ones are a kid favorite!

    Mini Snacks

    Goldfish crackers and Annie's crackers and pretzels all come in bite-size treat bags.

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    Courtesy American Girl Place Cafe

    Doll Clothes

    Who knew doll garments folded up so neatly into an egg?

    Priscilla Gragg
    Priscilla Gragg

    Seed Packets

    Spring is for flowers and gardens, so start a new tradition by filling the eggs with seeds to plant.

    Bryan McCay
    Bryan McCay

    Party-Sized Play-Doh

    These usually comes in a package of 15, so you can fill an assortment of eggs with every color!

    Photograph by Mark Lund
    Photograph by Mark Lund

    Legos

    What will your tiny builder make this time?!

    Michael Piazza
    Michael Piazza

    Hair Clips

    Many hair accessories are the perfect size for Easter eggs.

    Bryan McCay
    Bryan McCay

    Coins

    Have a piggy bank aficionado on your hands? Dollar coins won't disappoint. (And if the Easter Bunny can't get to the bank, a dollar bill will do, too!)

    Peter Ardito
    Peter Ardito

    Stickers

    Fun stickers are always appreciated—and maybe the Bunny will also bring your little one a special book to stick these in.

    Richard Carpenter
    Richard Carpenter

    Temporary Tattoos

    Cut out individual tats and stick them in eggs. (And stock up on coconut oil for when it's time to removing them!)

    Tara Donne
    Tara Donne

    Key Chains

    A fun key chain will fancy up that backpack!

    Directions for making a Easter noisemaker from a plastic egg and rice.

    Plastic Easter Egg Shakers

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    NavigatorIX/Shutterstock

    Mini Nail Polish

    Tip: Piggy Paint and Hopscotch brands are non-toxic and safe for young paws.

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    Courtesy of Target X Disney

    Lip Balm

    Tubes of flavored lip balm, in fruity flavors, will keep those little kissers moisturized.

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    LL28/Getty Images

    Choosing Safe Easter Egg Fillers

    Of course, keep your child's age in mind when filling eggs: Remember that many small items may pose a choking hazard and are not recommended for little kids. So pick age-appropriate trinkets for your eggs to ensure happy hunting!

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