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    Hi!

    I’m back to crowdsource another random question.

    I’m looking for ideas to fill a piñata that isn’t candy or made of plastic.

    DS wants a piñata for his birthday but since his birthday is two weeks after Halloween, we have too much candy. And I don’t want more plastic crap. I’m really trying to cut down.

    While it sounds like I’m trying to be a buzzkill, I’m not. He love to smack the piñata. I’m making a couple simple ones that should be fun to smack around, which it think is the real goal.

    I thought about putting bird seed in it and they could do it out side. But I’m seeing if there is anything that might work that I haven’t thought of yet.
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    Birdseed sounds like a good idea.... but would it make the pinata too... dense? Along the same vein, what about peanuts still in their shells? They are a little closer in effect of spilling candy, I imagine.

    Im with you on the candy and junk toys!
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    I’m thinking that the birdseed might be to dense too. The peanuts in shells might be a good idea. There are enough squirrels around to eat them.
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    Bath bombs are a big hit around here and Target sells some mini sized ones. It would make for a strange combo with peanuts - ha! But they are a nice consumable treat.
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    I would not do bird seed because it sprouts and its such a pain to try get all the weeds out of your garden.

    Popcorn might be something lighter and that won't grow, but I don't think it would have as much of an interesting noise as it fell out as peanuts in shells. If you wanted them to be able to eat the popcorn you could put it in little paper bags.

    Cones or shells of some sort? If you have a beach you can pick up lots of shells from or a forest with pine cones.

    Then if you want something they get in it, you could intersperse the main fill with some interesting little non-plastic/non-trashy gifts like the bath bombs suggestion, or marbles, little coloring pencils, little metal toy cars (you can often pick them up cheap at thrift stores).
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