11 Whimsical (Non-Candy) Easter Basket Stuffers for Kids

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Presenting kids with an overflowing basket stuffed with seasonal candy—and forcing them to hunt for even more—may be a time-honored Easter tradition, but this year, you may want to stuff your kid's basket with something other than just chocolate bunnies. Whether you’re trying to cut back on sugar altogether or just give kids something to play with after they’ve exhausted their candy reserves, there are plenty of non-candy Easter basket stuffers out there that kids will be just excited to receive as Peeps or Sour Patch bunnies. Here are a few non-candy Easter surprises that come stuffed in plastic eggs.

1. WATINC Kawaii Squishy Toys

A selection of Easter eggs stuffed with plush toys

WATINC, Amazon

These brightly colored eggs come stuffed with whimsical, squishy toys in the shape of pandas, croissants, teeth, and other silly characters.

Buy them on Amazon for $22 for 24.

2. JOINART Minifigure Easter Basket Stuffers

Minifigures in front of colorful plastic Easter eggs

Joinart, Amazon

These Joinart eggs come stuffed with minifigure characters that kids put together themselves. The designs include race car drivers, police officers, astronauts, and more.

Buy them from Amazon for $22 for 24.

3. Easter Eggs Filled With Pokémon Figurines

Pokemon figurines near colorful plastic Easter eggs

Bcg Distribution, Walmart

Pokémon fans will be delighted by these eggs stuffed with miniature figurines. All 24 2-inch plastic eggs contain a different Pokémon character, including Pikachu, Bulbasaur, and more.

Buy them from Walmart for $20 for 24.

4. Easter Egg Stampers

Stamps in the shape of Easter eggs

All Clearance, Walmart

Nurture your favorite youngster’s artistic side with these plastic eggs, which break apart to reveal an Easter-themed stamp in a different color.

Buy them from Walmart for $10 for 12.

5. Easter Eggs Filled With Diecast Cars

Diecast toy cars with colorful plastic Easter eggs

FUN LITTLE TOYS, Amazon

Future gearheads will geek out over these toy-filled eggs, each of which comes with a diecast car. No two toys in a set are the same—kids can choose an off-roader, a police car, a pick-up, a fire truck, and more.

Buy them on Amazon for $17 for 12.

6. ESSENSON Soft Slime Easter Eggs

Three Easter eggs with purple and blue slime falling out of them and three small toys next to them

ESSENSON, Amazon

These colorful eggs come stuffed with iridescent slime that kids can take out and play with to their hearts’ content. The goo-filled eggs also come with a toy hidden inside the depths of the slime—a tiny chick, rabbit, or bird’s nest.

Buy them on Amazon for $13 for three.

7. Plush Finger Puppet Easter Eggs

An assortment of plush animal finger puppets

FUN LITTLE TOYS, Amazon

This 18-pack of plush toys comes with 12 finger puppets—six aquatic animals and six terrestrial animals—as well as six animal pendants designed to hang from backpacks and bags.

Buy them on Amazon for $24 for 18.

8. Prextex Easter Eggs Filled With Mini Dinosaurs

Dinosaur toys and stamps with plastic Easter eggs

Prextex, Amazon

Young paleontologists will be psyched to pop open these eggs to find dinosaurs inside. The bigger eggs contain miniature dinosaur figurines, while the smaller eggs pop open to reveal a dinosaur stamp.

Buy them on Amazon for $12 for 12.

9. LEGO Easter Egg Hunt Building Kit

A LEGO Easter Egg Hunt set

LEGO, Amazon

It doesn’t come stuffed in plastic eggs, but this Easter LEGO set is too cute to resist. It comes with two minifigures and three locations with compartments in which you can hide LEGO eggs for the perfect Easter-morning hunt.

Buy it on Amazon for $10.

10. Prextex Jumbo Easter Eggs With Clay Dough

Easter eggs stuffed with modeling clay in the shape of dinosaurs

Prextex, Walmart

This set of dinosaur-themed eggs is for budding scientists and artists alike. The jumbo 4-inch eggs come with three colors of modeling clay each and two different dinosaur molds. Kids can make their own clay dinosaurs or ditch the mold and create their own shapes.

Buy them from Walmart for $11 for three.

11. Easter Eggs With Mini Bubbles

Miniature bottles of bubble soap next to plastic Easter eggs

Curious Minds Busy Bags, Walmart

Encourage your kids to keep playing outside long after their Easter egg hunt is over with these eggs, which are stuffed with miniature bottles of bubbles.

Buy them from Walmart for $14 for 12.

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Pop Chart’s Game of Thrones Poster Highlights 8 Seasons of Crowns, Armor, Creatures, and More

Pop Chart
Pop Chart

The much-anticipated Game of Thrones series finale aired on Sunday, May 19, marking the end of the show's eight-season run. After you've finished processing the conclusion, and which bizarre fan theories actually came true, reflect on the designs that brought the world to life with this poster from Pop Chart.

This epic infographic includes the major objects, locations, animals, and sigils that make appearances throughout the fantasy series. Swords, like Arya's Needle and Jon's Longclaw, have been fully illustrated. The poster also highlights the show's costume design, with a section showing the armor of each major character and army, as well as one for important crowns.

Under "Fauna," you'll find mythical creatures such as dragons, direwolves, and the Three-Eyed Raven. Winterfell, King's Landing, and Dragonstone are featured in "Castles," while the sigils of the houses Stark, Lanninster, and Targaryen fall under "Regalia." Naturally, the Iron Throne has a prominent spot at the top of the poster.

New items were added to the graphic as the final season of Game of Thrones progressed, and now fans can order the final 18-by-24-inch print to display in their home.

Buy it from Pop Chart for $30.

Can't get enough Thrones merchandise? Here are 15 more products every fan needs.

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This Tiny DIY Kiosk From Amazon Would Make a Great Backyard Bar—or Chicken Coop

Allwood, Amazon
Allwood, Amazon

This summer, upgrade your backyard cocktail parties with an actual backyard bar. The Allwood Retail Kiosk, first spotted by House Beautiful and available on Amazon, is designed to be a tiny store, but it can function as so much more. And most importantly, it can be assembled in a matter of hours.

Built from durable Nordic spruce, the compact building is inspired by retail kiosks in Scandinavia. The interior measures 94 square feet, and the window covers fold out into counter-like platforms for serving food and drinks. The versatile structure works as more than just a space for your small business. The seller notes on Amazon that past buyers have used the shack as a chicken coop, and it could even house cats: "I believe this could well work as a feline suite. I don't think they would complain."

The kiosk costs $3990 on Amazon, and shipping is included. Once it's been assembled, the exterior needs to be stained or painted to protect it from the elements. If you're looking for even larger structures that can be delivered, Amazon also sells tiny houses.

[h/t House Beautiful]

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