The Best Easter Egg Stuffers for All Ages That Aren’t Candy

Best Easter Egg Stuffers for All Ages

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The most common thing people use to fill Easter eggs is usually candy. While candy is great, I usually like to only fill about fifty percent of the eggs with candy and fill the rest with little toys and nicknacks. My kids always get so excited about the little toys I put inside their eggs.

You can buy pre-filled eggs with cheap party favors, but they usually cost upwards of 60+ dollars for a small amount of eggs and toys that will break or that your kids will be done with within the hour. If you’ve already have a plastic egg collection at home that you plan on using, then you can definitely save money and get higher quality toys by buying the egg stuffers on your own.

My preference when filling eggs is to first try to see if I can incorporate their main Easter present inside of them. I think it’s so much fun when my children are slowly able to collect the small parts that go with a larger toy set as they open their eggs. I’ve use legos, small doll sets and props, cars, magnetic building toys, and those toddler wooden puzzles in the past.

However, when their gift doesn’t allow for me to break it up into eggs, then I like to choose small filler toys that I think my kids will actually enjoy playing with. Many of these small toys still won’t end up being forever toys, but if I can get a couple weeks or months of use out of the egg stuffers, then it’s a win in my book. Sometimes, I’m surprised when a child likes a silly egg stuffer so much that it’s still sitting around years later. (I’m looking at you weird animal squishies.)

Tips for Selecting Easter Egg Stuffers

  1. Make sure that what you’re buying will fit in the eggs ahead of time. This may be a no-brainer, but I remember the year I *thought* the mini toys I bought would fit in our eggs based on an eyeball measurement, only to discover the night before the big day that they were just a hair too big and that no amount of stuffing was going to get them into the eggs. Avoid that kind of panic by just testing ahead of time to make sure your plan will work.
  2. Dollar Tree and other dollar stores can be a great way to pick up a variety of little toys for cheap. They also carry puzzles, which can be fun for stuffing eggs. However, if you’re looking for bulk items instead of a variety, you’ll probably find cheaper prices online.
  3. Don’t be afraid to split of a bigger toy set with small pieces across several eggs. Your child will enjoy being able to see the full toy come together as they collect eggs. If you have multiple kids, you can assign one color of eggs per kid. Any left over eggs can be wild cards that all the kids can grab.

Here are Some of My Favorite Easter Egg Stuffers for Filling Easter Eggs

Mochi Squishy Toys

These mochi squishy toys were a huge hit last year. Even the older kids were getting into collecting and trading their squishy toys. By older, I mean that everyone from the toddlers to my adult siblings were excited about these. Yes, we do a separate Easter egg hunt for the adults around here. We get very competitive.

Mini Glow Sticks

Have you ever had a glow in the dark Easter Egg hunt? I have, and it was so much fun. These mini glow sticks are the perfect size for stuffing in eggs so that you can let the Easter egg activities last all through the night.

Glow in the Dark Toys

There are also other fun and small glow in the dark toys you can use to spice up your late-night Easter egg hunt like this set of fun glow-in-the dark items.

Or these less fun, but super cheap if you want a lot of eggs, ball lights.

Broken Up Toy Sets

Toy sets that come in smaller parts can also be tons of fun to stuff Easter eggs with. As your kids open their eggs, they’ll be able to piece their Easter present back together.  If the toy set you like has lots of small pieces, but also has a larger base or a couple pieces that won’t fit in the eggs, you can either have them set out so the kids can get excited about what they’re looking for or you can hide them somewhere and pull them out to complete the set once the hunt is done. Either way will be tons of fun.

Magnetic Blocks

I used these magnetic building blocks for my toddlers last year and they loved them! It made it easier for them to be able to stacks blocks since they help stick together and my daughter still plays with them regularly even a year later. In fact, she loves these magnetic blocks so much that I bought her more to play with a couple months later. Anything to encourage free play for a while so that mommy can work more.

Magnetic Building Sets

Here’s another magnetic building toy idea that’s been a huge hit throughout my entire family.


Lego Sets

I personally believe that there is never a bad time to gift legos. I’m always happy to receive legos and have been my entire life.

Puzzle Toys

This cute toy reminds me of the light-bright I used to have. I loved it as a child and think this could be a great option to give to my toddlers when they’re a little bit older.

If you like educational toys, these individual letter puzzles could be a great idea to break up between eggs.

Small wooden toddlers puzzles are another one I love. You can leave the base of the puzzle by your child’s Easter basket, then as they open up their eggs you can help your toddler see where each piece goes.


Lego Mini Figures

Speaking of legos, these minifigure sets are also the perfect size for stuffing eggs and are a great option for older kids if you don’t want to break apart a bigger set. My kids could always use more mini figures to play with, so this is a great time to buy some extras.

Brain Teasers

These brain teasers are another great Easter egg stuffer for older kids. Just be warned, once they figure out how to solve it their second favorite thing will be seeing if you’re able to solve it, and mocking you if they solved it more quickly.

Stretchy Toys

Pretty much any stretchy type toy is a great option for eggs because they’re fun for all ages, plus I always give stretchy toys a second glande during easter since they’re flexible for squeezing into eggs. Some of our favorite stretchy toys are these rubber sensory strings.

Small Animal Toys

I think these small animal toys are a classic toy to have around and are good for a variety of different activities. If you don’t already have some in your house, stuffing Easter eggs with them can be a great way to add some to your home.

Cute Animal Erasers

I am not sure how common this is, but since there’s so many cute erasers out there it can’t be that uncommon, but I love collecting cute erasers. Maybe it’s the writer in me. But, I mean, just look at these guys below and try and tell me that they’re not adorable? Plus, they fit nicely into Easter eggs if you catch my drift . . .


Mini Cars

Small pull back cars or even some hot wheel cars can be great for stuffing in eggs. Definitely do a test before easter to make sure the cars you bought fit in your eggs. I had to buy a few slightly bigger eggs for some of the cars the year I went this route.

Popper Fidget Bracelets

These little bracelets are surprisingly addictive, as are all popper toys and they kids will enjoy wearing them around all day. Since they are made of a soft material you’ll have a very easy time stuffing them into Easter eggs.

Zipper Bracelets

These zipper bracelets are also a super fun fidget bracelet that I’m throwing into the mix this year.


Mini Popper Toys

These mini popper toys are the perfect size for stuffing into eggs, and kids everywhere are crazy about these things right now. The ones I’ve pictured are cute Easter themed ones, but there are several other styles you can purchase for a little cheaper too if you look around.

Mini Stuffed Animals

I really shouldn’t be tempted by these mini stuffed animals. I mean, my kids have MORE than enough stuff animals. And yet . . . I kind of still want them


Money, Money, Money

Kids of literally any age will love finding Easter eggs filled with money. More competitive families can have a free for all and less competitive families who want to make sure the money is divided more evenly can use the colored egg trick to make sure each child gets an equal amount. I do recommend varying the amounts of money in the eggs, no matter which method you choose. Getting a bunch of dollar bills or quarters is exciting, but it won’t compare to how excited your child gets when they open the egg with the big bill in it.

Well, these are some of my favorite things to fill our Easter eggs with. What are some of yours? Please share with us in the comments below.

Happy shopping,

The Empowered Shopper

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