Easter is one of those holidays that is so fun with littles. I love watching Roo as she scurries around looking for Easter eggs and squeals with delight everytime she spots one. Unfortunately the holiday also comes with a side order of sugar. But I don’t want her to miss the fun of opening the plastic eggs to find a surprise or treat inside! I’ve compiled a list of non-candy Easter egg fillers that are appropriate for babies, toddlers, and families that like to keep the sugary treats to a minimum.
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Non-Candy Easter Egg Fillers for Toddlers over 2
Hatchimals or other small toy
Non-Candy Easter Egg Fillers for Babies
Playdough (See my Bathtub Playdough recipe HERE)
Finger Puppet Craft (keep scrolling for the tutorial)
Pom-pom Bunny Craft (keep scrolling for the tutorial)
Easter Finger Puppet Craft
- Felt of various colors
- Hot-glue gun
- Sewing machine (optional)
- Googly eyes
- Template (get the print out FREE here)
Print the template of the Easter animals and cut out each character’s features and the base
Use the paper as a pattern to cut your felt with as many bases as you will need and the features for each animal
Sew or hot glue the base front and base back together
Hot glue the features to the front
Hot glue the googly eyes
That’s it! Place the finger puppet in a plastic Easter Egg when it’s cool
I don’t know a baby yet that isn’t fascinated with finger puppets, so it makes a perfect non-candy egg filler for babies. Toddlers will love playing with these too, older kids might enjoy helping you make them.
Pom-pom Bunny Craft
- Large to Medium Pom-poms
- Tiny Pom-poms
- Googly Eyes (optional if making for babies)
- Hot glue gun
Hot glue a tiny pom-pom to the center of a large pom-pom
Bend a pipe-cleaner into two loops to create long ears
Hot glue the ears to the back of the pom-pom
If using googly eyes hot glue them above the tiny pom-pom nose. I recommend using tweezers for this, otherwise you WILL burn your fingerprints off. Don’t use the googly eyes with babies under 2, they can be pulled of easily and are still super cute even without them.
Sit the bunny in the bottom half of a plastic egg and squish down the ears with the top half. When it’s opened the ears will pop up! This will be a fun surprise for babies and toddlers love to play wIth these fluffy friends. Roo loved finding these in her Easter eggs ALMOST as much as candy, so it’s a great addition to your non-candy Easter Egg fillers.
Did I Miss Anything?
What do you fill your Easter Eggs with? What are your favorite Non-Candy treats for Easter or other holidays?
Happy Easter Everyone!