45 Easter Egg Filler Ideas Your Kids Will Actually Love (& They’re Not Candy!)

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Fill your kiddo’s Easter eggs with non-candy fun. 🐰

Searching for some clever Easter egg fillers for this year? If you’re hunting for cute, creative, and affordable ideas that aren’t candy, you’ve come to the right place!

We’ve put together a huge round-up of affordable Easter egg ideas you’ll actually feel good about putting in your little bunny’s Easter baskets this year. 🙌


Check out our inexpensive & mini non-candy Easter egg filler ideas: 

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table with Easter egg filler ideas as a prank

Looking for funny prank ideas for an Easter Egg Hunt?

Say no more! If you’re not shopping for young kiddos and are hosting an Easter Egg Hunt for teens & adults, you won’t want to miss these hilarious gag Easter egg filler ideas to play a prank on your attendees!

From super gluing plastic eggs together to wrapping grapes in colorful foil as a faux chocolate treat, you’ll have everyone fooled with these sneaky ways to play a few tricks this year for Easter. 😉 Check out the full list of ideas here!


Need another Easter basket idea?

Check out how to make an edible Easter basket using supplies from the Dollar Tree! This is such a cheap, creative, and easy DIY idea.

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Comments 18

  1. April

    This list is so helpful and am totally going to use some of the gag ideas this year. This will make it fun and different for my older kiddos. Thank you, H2S Team.

  2. Victoria

    This is a pretty awesome list. However, I like candy because it gets EATEN and goes away. Then I don’t have a bunch of cruddy toys, half-used and open makeup, etc. all over the house! lol

    • tqueenbee

      I’m with you on that! My kids will love the little toys, but they will forget about them a day later and they will be all over my house.

    • Jennifer Lisa

      I don’t like candy, but I do like the part where it’s eaten and gone. We do books, a few toys, mini science kits and snacks (fruit snacks, muffins, graham crackers) instead of candy-candy.

  3. missessk

    When my daughter was 2, I ordered a Mellissa and Doug animal magnet set, and put a magnet or 2 in each of the eggs. (I had some larger eggs, they wouldn’t all fit in typical eggs. She loved it!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re welcome, Melody! Thanks so much for the helpful suggestions!

  4. Kimberly

    For older kids, buy a 100-200 piece puzzle. Put one or two pieces in each egg and they put the puzzle together after they find all the eggs.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      What a fun idea, Kimberly! Thanks for sharing!

  5. SavingsMama

    Please consider children with diabetes when donating egg fillers to your events. This is hard on kids where other kids are knee deep in sugar around you. Also, there are way more cases of food allergies now then when many of us parents were little. Try items with the “school safe” label, free of the most common food allergies. Project 7 makes some neat gummies that are low sugar and vegan! I know some people feel like this is up to the family to provide special treats for kids with dietary restrictions. However, some kids simply won’t get to open eggs or participate because there is a lack of community support with this.
    On a side note, 👏👏👏 to the people including their older children! Easter can be such a JOY 🐣

    • Lisa

      I have a child that has been on a special diet since Sept. During school when he earns a special treat (skittles, fruit roll up, etc) he brings them home and I buy them from him for a $1. Now they don’t get these very often in school maybe only once a quarter so it’s not a big deal to swap them for money. Halloween we did the same thing. He picked out a few pieces of candy and then gave me the rest for a couple of dollars. This way he still gets to participate and doesn’t feel left out.

      • agh925

        Love that!!

    • Shoppingfan

      ❤️ that you mentioned this. I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 12 & it was such a bummer on almost all holidays! Now I’m well into my 40s & always include non snack type items for holidays! Yes, kids love candy but they enjoy surprises just as much!

    • agh925

      I bought sugar free candy for my kids!!

  6. BwjPg

    Great list! Thanks!
    I buy used LEGO sets and put a few pieces in each egg. I put the instructions in a large egg or a clue to where they’re hidden if they are to ig to fit in the egg. I use a different color egg for each set.

  7. hayley-1

    Do you happen to know where those (I think) wooden eggs in the second picture are from? That’s EXACTLY what I’m looking for!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi there! I do see some similar options from Amazon. Hope that helps!

  8. MommySpendsLess

    As my daughter’s gotten older, I’ve stopped limiting myself to things that fit in eggs. Instead, I put 3-6 items she’ll like/use in basic paper bags and stick a sticker on each of them. Matching stickers go into 1, 2 or 3 eggs (depending on the year/cost of the items) – when she’s found all the eggs with a particular design she gets the prize in the matching bag. I add to the egg count by doing a few with candy and a few with coins or dollar bills. I usually buy the items on sale/clearance so the cost is about the same as a bunch of egg fillers.
    I’ve also done the split up Lego set a few times that another commenter wrote about.

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