Eco-Friendly Easter Egg Fillers Your Kids Will Love
An Easter egg hunt is always a lot of fun, and kids love seeing what they get in their Easter baskets. But those cheap, plastic toys that are often used as Easter egg fillers always seem to immediately break and end up getting thrown away, which is terrible for the environment. That’s why you should consider making the switch to eco-friendly Easter egg fillers.
These sustainable Easter egg fillers are so much fun, yet they won’t create a ton of excess waste. Even better, you can repurpose a lot of these ideas for other special occasions during the year, such as goodie bags for birthday parties.
Also, don’t forget, we have plenty of ideas that can help you celebrate a more eco-friendly Easter. This includes great ideas for fun and sustainable Easter basket stuffers and even genius alternatives you can use in place of that fake plastic grass!
Whether you’re looking for Easter egg stuffers for older kids or little kids, or whether you’re interested in sustainable snacks or eco-friendly toys, you’ll find exactly what you’re searching for when you check out this collection of fun Easter egg fillers that are better for the environment.
Eco-Friendly Easter Egg Fillers: Non-Food Ideas
Even though kids of all ages love getting candy in their Easter eggs, that sugar overload isn’t good for anyone. This collection of non-candy Easter egg fillers has a variety of great options for kids of all ages.
Best of all, unlike those small toys that almost immediately end up in the trash, these ideas will last a lot longer and help you cut down on waste.
1. Bath Bombs
You can make bath time even more enjoyable for kids with these colorful bath bombs. These bath bombs are handmade using natural, food-grade ingredients.
Simply drop one in the bath, and let it fizz for 2 minutes. It will turn the water a vibrant color that young kids will love. Fortunately, the bath bombs have no fragrance and they won’t leave behind stains or residue.
Important tip: Make sure you know which eggs have the bath bombs so they’re not accidentally mistaken for candy!
2. Crayon Rocks
Regular crayons are typically too long to fit inside little plastic eggs. However, these crayon rocks are the perfect size!
These non-toxic and eco-friendly crayons are made in the United States from soy and plant waxes. They have a smooth texture, create clean lines, and blend easily.
In addition to the set with 64 crayons, you can also get them in a set of 32 crayons or a set of People Pebbles with skin tones and hair colors.
Although they’re designed to help younger kids develop the fine motor skills needed to get used to the standard pencil grip, big kids will have no problem holding them and love them because they’re so unique. They’re especially great for any kids who love collecting rocks!
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3. Seed Balls
These Throw & Grow Seed Balls are the perfect gift for the spring season because each colorful ball has a blend of annual and perennial wildflower seeds that bees, butterflies, and other pollinators love!
Each ball is handmade using recycled paper and about the size of a quarter, which makes them the ideal size to fit in an egg. When it’s time to plant the flowers, kids can simply choose the spot they want, plant the ball in the soil, and water it. It’s so simple, even a young toddler can enjoy doing it.
Plus, the results are something wildlife, the environment, and the rest of the family will enjoy for the rest of the summer.
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4. Finger Puppets
You can give kids small toys that let them use their own imaginations with these adorable finger puppets. The puppets are handmade by artisans in Peru and include a mix of land, barn, sea, and jungle animals.
They also come in assorted lots so you can get as many as you need for creative puppet shows. Not only are puppet shows a great way to help kids grow their imaginations and storytelling skills, but they’re also a fun, eco-friendly indoor activity that doesn’t create a lot of waste.
5. Temporary Tattoos
What kid doesn’t love to play with temporary tattoos? In addition to being an awesome toy to hand out during Halloween for the Teal Pumpkin Project, they also make excellent eco-friendly Easter egg fillers.
Since this is something that’s going on children’s skin, you want to ensure the temporary tattoos are made using skin-friendly, non-toxic materials.
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6. Lip Balm
If you’re looking for an idea that’s appropriate for slightly older kids, consider this lip balm. It’s a great choice because it uses organic ingredients, vitamins, and nutrients to nourish and soothe lips.
In addition to coming in a variety of scented flavors, they also offer tinted options for anyone who likes a little color with their lip balm. Plus, they come in plastic-free, recycled paperboard that’s completely compostable and biodegradable after use.
7. Puzzle Pieces
This is a fun idea for kids who live in the same household. Purchase a puzzle that has around 25-30 pieces (you can find some here or possibly even in places like a dollar store) and put one puzzle piece in each egg. Kids can then work together to sort the pieces and put the puzzle together.
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8. Building Blocks
Most kids love to play with building blocks, so consider sticking some in Easter eggs. LEGO Duplo blocks are ideal for toddlers and young kids, and regular LEGO sets are great for older kids.
If you’re trying to move away from plastic toys and make the switch to safer and more sustainable wooden toys, a great alternative to consider are these Eco-bricks. They’re made from naturally anti-microbial bamboo.
Plus, not only are they customizable with colored pencils, but they’re also compatible with conventional plastic building blocks.
I feel like my son constantly needs new socks, and I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in thinking this. If your kids are the same way, you can give them something practical and useful when you include fun socks in their Easter eggs.
These Solmate socks are an awesome choice because they come in bright colors and cool patterns that kids absolutely adore. Don’t forget, you can also check out this post on the best sustainable socks if you need options for the whole entire family.
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You can never go wrong sticking some coins in Easter eggs. Coins are great because you can easily use any spare change you have, kids absolutely love counting and collecting money, and you know they won’t produce any waste!
If you have older kids, or you simply want to add some excitement to your Easter egg hunt, consider sticking a few dollar bills in some of the eggs.
Eco-Friendly Easter Egg Fillers: Healthy Snacks
You can still include some tasty treats in your Easter eggs even if you don’t want to use candy. Instead, just check out some of these healthy snacks that kids enjoy.
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1. Annie’s Organic Cheddar Bunnies
Annie’s Organic Cheddar Bunnies are delicious baked snacks made with real, organic cheese. They also don’t contain any artificial flavors or synthetic colors. Plus, they’re shaped just like cute little bunnies that even the Easter Bunny himself would love!
2. YumEarth Organic Fruit Snacks
YumEarth Organic Fruit Snacks are sweet, delicious treats that are naturally flavored and don’t contain any high fructose corn syrup or artificial dyes. They’re also a fantastic choice for anyone dealing with food allergies.
In addition to being soy-free, they’re also vegan, so they don’t contain any dairy or eggs. Plus, along with being tree nut and peanut-free, they’re made in a peanut-free facility, so you don’t have to worry about any accidental cross-contamination.
If you’re putting together an Easter egg hunt for several kids, you can also buy these fruit snacks in a bulk size to save money.
Eco-Friendly Easter Egg Fillers: Organic Candy
Even though you don’t want your entire Easter egg hunt or Easter basket to be loaded with candy, it doesn’t hurt to include a few sweet treats.
When you’re shopping for Easter candy, try to look for options made with sustainable and organic ingredients to keep them as healthy and eco-friendly as possible (this is especially important when you’re buying chocolate!).
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1. YumEarth Organic Chewys
YumEarth Chewys are an organic, allergy-friendly alternative to the classic fruit chew. Like other YumEarth candies, their Chewys are made with simple ingredients and free from the top 8 allergens.
These candies also don’t contain any high fructose corn syrup, artificial dyes, or GMOs. Plus, to make them safer, they’re colored with real fruit and vegetable juices.
2. Surf Sweets Organic Jelly Beans
Jelly beans are a classic Easter candy. If you want to include some in your eggs, go with Surf Sweets Organic Jelly Beans.
Instead of artificial colors or flavors, they use organic cane sugar and organic fruit juice for sweetness and vegetable dyes for coloring. The jelly beans are also produced and packaged in facilities kept free from the top 10 food allergens.
Even better, these sweet and safe jelly beans are packed with 100% daily vitamin C per serving.
3. YumEarth Organic Giggles
Even though these YumEarth Organic Giggles candies come in a rainbow of colors, they don’t use any artificial dyes or flavors. Instead, they’re colored with real fruit and vegetable juices.
They’re also made with organic and non-GMO ingredients, and they’re free from the top 8 allergens.
4. Alter Eco Organic Chocolate Truffles
If you’re interested in including chocolate in your Easter eggs, Alter Eco Organic Chocolate Truffles are one of your best options. The farmers who grow the cacao for these chocolates use regenerative agriculture and carbon sequestration practices to help protect the planet.
In addition to being Fair Trade Certified, these chocolates also don’t contain any soy, refined sugars, GMOs, gluten, additives, or anything artificial. They even come wrapped in backyard compostable wrappers and in a recyclable box for no waste!
5. Moo Chocolates Organic Milk Chocolate Mini Bars
These Moo Chocolates Organic Milk Chocolate Mini Bars are another great option for a chocolate treat. They use organic ingredients and Rain Forest Certified cocoa to make a delicious chocolate bar. You can also find them in a variety of flavors!
Eco-Friendly Easter Egg Options
The most sustainable option for fillable Easter eggs is to use what you already have — even if they’re plastic Easter eggs. However, if you need to get some new eggs, here are several excellent eco-friendly ideas.
1. Hollow Wooden Eggs
These reusable, sustainable hollow wooden Easter eggs are the perfect size for filling with small items. Since they’re wood, you know you can use them again and again year after year.
In addition to unfinished eggs that you can paint and decorate however you want, you can also get wooden eggs that are already painted in non-toxic pastel colors.
2. Reusable Fillable Felt Eggs
These adorable Easter eggs are handmade out of premium felt and feature a pocket in the front where you can stick the goodies.
Since they lay flat, you don’t have to worry about them rolling out of trees, bushes, or anywhere else you hide them. This also makes them easy to store for next year.
3. Reusable Fillable Cloth Eggs
These reusable fillable cloth eggs are handmade from fabric scraps and remnants. They come in cheerful prints and patterns and have a pocket on one side where you can stick the eco-friendly Easter egg fillers.
Since they’re cloth, I recommend using them for indoor Easter egg hunts or only when it’s completely dry outside. However, if they do happen to get dirty, they are washable.
Eco-Friendly Easter Egg Fillers for All Ages
From non-candy Easter egg filler ideas to healthy snacks that are perfect for the whole family, this collection of sustainable items to put in Easter eggs has something for everyone. Pick out a few of your favorites and make your Easter egg hunts and Easter baskets a little more green and eco-friendly this year.
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