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Candy-Free Easter Basket Filler Ideas: Slim Jim Carrot Craft

Candy-Free Easter Basket Ideas: Slim Jim Carrot Craft

Now that my kids are teenagers, Easter baskets are becoming a bit more difficult to prepare. Neither of my kids believe in the Easter Bunny and have started to request items other than candy for their Easter gifts. My son first requested a candy-free basket but rather some of his favorite “snacks” My son has never really been a huge fan of sweets; he certainly did not receive that gene from me, but he enjoys more savory foods. One of his favorite snacks is a Slim Jim beef stick, so I knew I had to include it in his Easter basket. My only problem was giving his favorite snack an “Easter feel” Then it hit me: make a Slim Jim carrot! Easter baskets do not always have to be filled with candy, but there are tons of other filler ideas. Check out this candy-free Easter basket filler ideas with a Slim Jim carrot craft.

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Candy-Free Easter Basket Ideas: Slim Jim Carrot Craft

Candy-Free Easter Basket Filler Ideas

Forget coloring Easter eggs for an Easter egg hunt this Easter Sunday; instead, paint some Slim Jim sticks. Pick up some Slim Jim snack sticks to be used to decorate your kid’s Easter basket, but they also make great Easter basket filler. It’s really a perfect little snack to always have on hand and so much better for the kids than jelly beans.

Candy-Free Easter Basket Ideas: Slim Jim Carrot Craft

Let me tell you how easy it was to make these Slim Jim carrots. I simply painted the “stick part” orange, got out my black Sharpie, drew some lines to give it a carrot look, and stuck some green tissue paper on top. Instant carrot, but it tastes much better! I am not crafty at all, but I think these turned out super cute and were so easy to make.

Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas

Whether you have older kids or younger kids, below is a list of some of the best Easter egg basket stuffers for kids of all ages. There are some fun surprises parents might not have thought of and fun ideas to replace those sugary Easter treats in lieu of some perfect Easter basket fillers.

  • Gift Cards
  • Bubble Bath
  • Sidewalk Chalk
  • Kinetic Sand
  • Silly Putty
  • Classic Games (Board Games)
  • Card Game
  • Art Supplies
  • Water Bottle
  • Board Books
  • Nail Polish
  • Bath Toys
  • Temporary Tatoos
  • Easter Decorations
  • Hot Wheels
  • Glow Sticks
  • Play Dough
  • Puzzle Books
  • Gel Blasters
  • Finger Paint
  • Face Masks
  • A New Book
  • Building Blocks
  • A Water Toy
  • Lip Balm
  • Bath Bombs
  • A Sticker Book
  • Video Games

Candy-Free Easter Basket Ideas: Slim Jim Carrot Craft