My kids always enjoyed hunting for eggs, but you only need or can use so many hard-boiled eggs so the appearance of plastic eggs. You can quickly hit the sugar limit between the basket and eggs if you are filling them with candy only. Here are some non-candy filler ideas for your plastic eggs.
The age of the child and any allergies will determine appropriate choices.
Cereal -such as Fruit Loops and Cheerios
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Baby or Toddler
Pacifier –pacifiers change as the baby grows older. Check for age recommendations
Older children and tweens non-candy plastic egg fillers
You will have to check labels to see if the toys are ideal for young children. Due to the small size of many of the toys, most are not suitable for children younger than 3. I have starred some of the items as potential choking hazards, but most things could be if a child decides to chew on them including shoelaces.
Play-doh party pack size will fit into the eggs*
Seeds- flowers or vegetables
Tattoo stickers -do not buy the waterproof type as it makes them more difficult to remove.
Bubbles -party pack size*
Sea shells -small*
Earrings -real or stick-on*
Lipstick -sample size*
Barbie accessories or clothes*
Small balls -with young kids make sure they are big enough not to be a choking hazard
Small stuff animals*
Small action figures*
Check out the small toy section of the dollar and discount stores for more ideas. You will need jumbo size or bigger plastic eggs. Bring your egg with you when shopping for fillers so you can compare items to your egg size. Reminder: check the labels to make sure a toy is suitable for your child’s age.
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