When it comes to candy, I generally don’t make a fuss. My son eats candy on a fairly regular basis and I’ve got a major sweet tooth. But, something about giving him a giant bucket of sugary sweets for Easter doesn’t set well with me.
I’d rather he have a small treat every day than eat six pounds of chocolate in 24 hours. So, I’m always on the lookout for cute Easter basket fillers that are fun, practical alternative to candy. Crayola Easter eggs and chicks are one of my favorite items for this purpose.
Crayola Easter sidewalk chalk is widely available at stores like Walmart, Target, Kmart, and Toys R Us. The set retails for around $3 and has 3 plain eggs and 3 eggs with chickens popping out of them.
The color of the chalk is just as vibrant as you’d expect from a Crayola product. It’s also washable and non-toxic. I like to take the chalk out of the package so it looks cuter in the Easter basket, but you could use the sturdy plastic egg carton it comes in for storage if you want.
The egg shape is fairly easy to hold, even for grownup sized hands. The chalk lasts longer than you’d expect because it’s hard to snap it in two like you would if you were coloring with a long stick of chalk. Even with regular use, you’ll probably still be using the chalk come Memorial Day weekend.
The Crayola website also mentions a 3 piece chalk set where each stick of chalk looks like an Easter Bunny. I have not seen this item in stores, but I imagine it would go over just as well as the traditional Easter chalk set.
photo credit: Crayola Store