Skip the Candy with These Sugar-Free Easter Ideas


With Easter just a few weeks away, it’s time to start stocking up on treats and sweets to fill up Easter baskets! The typical basket fillers include chocolate bunnies, candy eggs and jelly beans. But if you’re looking to include a few non-candy, sugar-free treats this year, we’ve got you covered! Check out these 20 creative, silly, and savvy Easter ideas! You’re sure to find just the right treat for everyone in your family!


Instead of filling baskets with sugar-laden treats, a simple homemade gift will make everyone feel just as sweet! And if you want to go the extra mile, personalize everyone’s baskets with these great ideas!

Coloring Apron

coloring apron

Perfect for baking or crafting, this simple apron can be made in bright Spring-time fabrics for the little creative in your family! Find detailed instructions on how to make this apron here!

Fabric Eggs

Fabric EggsSource: Sew McCool

Fabric eggs are a simple and fun project to use up your pastel-colored prints; and they can be used for playtime long after the Easter Bunny has made his rounds!

Fabric Bunnies

Fabric BunniesSource: The Little Fabric Shop Blog

Every Easter basket needs a plush little bunny. These homemade bunnies are simple and oh-so-lovable. Whip out a bunch in all different fabrics so each person has their own unique one!

Yarn Peeps

Yarn PeepsSource: Whiskers and Wool

Replace the sugary Peeps with this adorable yarn version! The free pattern shows you just how to make them in all the candy colors.

Easter Bonnet

Easter BonnetSource: The Yarn Box

Everyone needs an Easter bonnet. Tuck in a handmade Spring-themed cap that can be worn all day long!


If you’re trying to stay away from candy, you can always tuck healthier treats into everyone’s Easter baskets. With some clever packaging, no one will miss the more sugary goodies!

Healthy Eggs

Healthy EggsSource: Kailo Chic

Put healthy foods, such as carrots, raisins, broccoli, pretzels, and home-made cookies into plastic eggs. Serve them together to make a fun little meal or hide them to make a seek-and-find salad bar!

Goldfish Carrots

Goldfish CarrotsSource: Pluff Mudd Studio

No one can resist these scrumptious little orange crackers. Load them into icing bags and top off with green ribbon or faux grass to make festive and decorative snack packs!

Butterfly Snacks

Butterfly SnacksSource: The Good Stuff

Load your favorite healthy snacks into sealed plastic bags. Add a decorated clothespin, and you’ve got perfect Spring-time treats everyone will enjoy finding.


Easter-time is the perfect occasion to refresh your beauty supplies! Cleverly packaged beauty products are the perfect basket addition for little girls, tweens, teens and adults.

Nail Polish

Nail PolishSource: Eighteen 25

Mini nail polishes, coordinated with and tucked into plastic eggs, are a fun surprise for the beauty savvy egg hunter!

Lip Balm

Lip BalmSource: The Idea Room

Eos lip balms already come in the cutest egg-like packaging. Tuck a bunch into a beauty-themed basket or give them out as favors at your Easter gathering.

Bath Bomb Eggs

Bath Bomb EggsSource: Bitz and Giggles

These pretty eggs make for the best bubble bath. They’re simple to make, and you get the egg shape by using plastic eggs as molds!

Little Gifts

All sorts of little gifts can be tucked into plastic eggs and Easter baskets. Check out these great ideas for adding a little something extra to all the candy. Need a few more ideas, check out some great gift ideas here!


MoneySource: All Things G&D

Opening a plastic egg to find coins is a sweet, sweet surprise. Make it extra special by including silver dollars or even dollar bills!


SocksSource: All Things G&D

Everyone loves to wear bright fun socks. Roll up light-weight pairs into small bundles and tuck them into plastic eggs! No one will guess what’s inside!

Paper Carrots

Paper CarrotsSource: Martha Stewart

If your little gifts can’t be stuffed into plastic eggs, use this clever technique to wrap up almost any small gift.

Baking Set

Baking SetSource: A Spoonful of Sugar Designs

Consider picking a few coordinated gifts for everyone’s favorite hobby. Group some inexpensive items together and tie with a bow for a put-together look!

Kid Fun

Filling Easter eggs and baskets is (mostly) for the little ones! To keep them from being on a sugar high all day, try these super fun games and gifts!

Resurrection Eggs

Resurrection EggsSource: Busy Chickadees

Teach the kids the reason for the season with these eggs that tell the Easter story.

Egg Maracas

Egg MaracasSource: Dana Made It

Little kids are sure to have a blast playing with these Easter egg maracas. Simply fill eggs with popcorn kernels and tape to spoons! Such a fun and festive way to ring in the Easter season!

Bunny Crayons

Bunny CrayonsSource: Moonfrye

Kids will love creating works of art with bunny-shaped crayons. Pair them with a coloring book, and the kids will be entertained for hours!

Carrot Play Dough

Carrot Play DoughSource: That’s What Che Said

No kid will miss the candy when Play Dough is in play! Buy or make your own orange dough. Then load it into these adorable plastic containers for a surprise your kids will love!

Chalk Eggs

Chalk EggsSource: The Suburban Mom

Make a batch of chalk eggs and let the kids go to town decorating the sidewalks, driveway and porch! The kids will love hunting these eggs down then getting to create works of art!

Smoke Eggs

Smoke EggsSource: Growing a Jeweled Rose

Let the kids make a big mess this Easter with these fun chalk powder bombs. Just have them change out of their Easter best before letting them all go!

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