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SUSTAINABLE PARTY BAG IDEAS: 37 ECO-FRIENDLY PARTY BAG FILLERS FOR KIDS

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SUSTAINABLE PARTY BAG IDEAS KIDS WILL LOVE

Looking for sustainable party bag ideas? I’ve curated a list of 37 eco-friendly party bag fillers and favours that are perfect for kids’ parties. Say goodbye to plastic-filled party bags and hello to environmentally friendly alternatives that kids (and their parents) will love.

37 ECO-FRIENDLY PARTY BAG FILLERS AND FAVOURS FOR KIDS’ PARTIES

This list of eco-friendly ideas is based on cost-effective, sustainable fillers and favours that have proved popular at parties I’ve hosted or taken my daughter to.

1. CREATIVE BOOKS

Eco-essential!
Recycle and Remake: Creative Projects for Eco Kids
£8.99 £7.19

This book has to be the ultimate sustainable kids' party favour! A craft book choc full of creative ideas and activities for recycling and remaking things.

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02/19/2024 05:39 am GMT
Comic fun
Create Your Own Comic Book
£5.99

This book is a great party favour for a craft party. It has unique template pages designed to help guide kids as they create their own characters and storylines.

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02/19/2024 05:13 am GMT
Write Your Own Story Book
£8.99 £8.15

There are tips, tasks, and story-theme prompts to help kids write amazing stories.

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02/18/2024 09:54 pm GMT

2. BOX SETS OF STORYBOOKS

Divide up a box set as a cost-effective way to fill party bags or for individual party favours.

Mr. Men Complete Collection Box Set (48 books)
£239.52 £31.95
The Mr Men Complete Collection box set is a particular party favour favourite with Mums Make Lists readers. There are 48 books to divide up and give out as party bag fillers or favours. Great value for money, the books are for ages 2-6yrs.
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02/19/2024 01:53 am GMT
Age 2+
Little Miss: My Complete Collection Box Set
The Little Miss books are equally brilliant, there are 36 books that can be divided up. The books are for ages 2-6yrs.
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Classic read
Michael Bond Paddington Classic Collection

There are ten books in this set about the lovable bear from darkest Peru. Great value and a classic read for kids aged 5-7yrs.

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Horrid Henry the Complete Story Collection
£31.44
This box set of 30 Horrid Henry books is a great value and perfect for kids aged 5-8yrs
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02/18/2024 03:33 pm GMT

Also read: My roundup of 30+ books that make great party bag fillers and favours.

3. THINGS TO GROW

Snail Snot Wildflower Seeds
£0.99 per packet (at time of publication)

These snail snot seed kits are so darned cute and appealing to little kids, they make brilliant party bag fillers that are the opposite of dull and boring.

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Cress Seeds
£7 for 10 packets (at time of publication)

These are the cutest seed packets. Little kids are fascinated by watching their seeds grow.

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Grow Your Own Sunflower Kit
$169.95
These giant sunflower growing kits make eye-catching party favours that are fun to plant and exciting to watch grow.
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02/18/2024 11:33 pm GMT
Personalised Bee Wildflower Seeds

These packets contain wildflower seeds that grow into flowers that bees love, which is SO eco-friendly. The packets can be personalised as a thank you note, which is a great time saver to boot!

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Unicorn's Garden Seed Kit
£4.49 (at time of publication)

These Unicorn Garden kits will get kids excited about growing their own garden. Each party box includes a 7cm fiber plant pot, a packet of mixed butterfly seeds, a wooden unicorn plant tag, and a soil pellet.

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4. CRAFT PARTY FAVOURS

Make Your Own Superhero Mask

These make-your-own mask kits are brilliant for three-year-olds to craft and then make. Give them as party favours or add them to party bags.

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Make Your Own Paper Birdcage

This Make Your Own Paper Birdcage Kit is just magical. I also love that it is made from recycled card.

The birdcage is SO EASY to make; there’s no need for glue or scissors, so it makes a great party bag idea for kids aged 7 years old and upwards to make on their own or for younger kids to make with help. 

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Animal Sewing Kits
£2.95 each (at time of publication)

Each kit comes in a cute little box that contains everything you need to sew one of these cute little felt animals.

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Make Your Own Model Aeroplane Kit

This make your own airplane kit is brilliant for kids aged 3+. The instructions are easy to follow and the kit is eco friendly, so makes the perfect party bag filler for environmentally conscious parents.

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Paint Your Own Kits
£1.50 each (at time of publication)

There's a selection of plaster of Paris shapes to choose from. Each comes with its own set of three paints and a brush.

  • Dinosaur
  • Donut
  • Heart
  • Bear
  • Unicorn
  • Vehicles - train, car, bus and truck
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Bird DIY Bracelet Set Paper Envelope

This is a seriously cute bracelet making kit in a lovely little blue envelope. Seriously good value as well.

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Sock Unicorn Craft Kit

This sock unicorn sewing craft kit is a brilliant stocking filler idea for kids aged 6 and upwards.


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Rocket and Straw Craft Kit
£11.50 for set of 5 (at time of publication)

These plastic-free, eco-friendly rocket and straw craft sets can be bought in packs of 5. The kit contains a paper straw, card rocket, paper rectangle, and paper fire.

The packaging is compostable, with the instructions printed on the back. Perfect for space-themed kids parties.

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Origami Dinosaur Craft Set
From £1.48 - £2.90 (at time of publication)

These lovely dinosaur origami sets make fabulous, sustainable party bag fillers. They are perfect for keeping little hands busy, developing gross motor skills and having creative fun!

Each set contains 5 origami paper sheets in a range of colours and patterns, measuring 15cm x 15cm. Sticker eyes and 1 x set of instructions. Rolled and tied with baker's twine.

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5. PENS, CRAYONS, CHALK

Eco-creativity
Marble Stick And Figure Themed Crayon Party Bag Filler
£2.95 (at time of publication)

These little glassine bags contain a chunky marble stick crayon and a cute shaped crayon (there are 10 themed shapes to choose from) perfect for little hands, sealed with a 'thank you for coming to my party' sticker.

The glassine bag is made from recycled materials and the crayons are poured using non-toxic wax.

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Made from Scallop Shells!
Kitpas Dustless Neon Chalk
£7.00 (at time of publication)

This set of 6 eco-friendly dustless neon-coloured chalks is perfect for creative kids. Made from recycled scallop shells, these chalks have strong colour pigments for high coverage and easy blending.

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Plant-based wax
Organic Pencil Shaped Crayons
$16.50

These shaped (easier to draw with) crayons are made from plant-based ingredients. There are 15 in a set, so you could divide them up into little bundles as great party bag fillers.

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02/19/2024 07:03 am GMT
Eco Kids | Finger Paint | Conscious Craft
£14.50 (at time of publication)

Admittedly, this isn't a cheap option. However, I wanted to include this gorgeous organic paint set for kids because sometimes you only have a couple of guests to give a little something to.

The four paints use non-GMO ingredients (including potatoes, rice and beans) to provide an all-natural paint.

Colours: blueberry blue, cabbage green, watermelon red and orange.

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Personalised Jumbo Watercolour Pencils Tin
£10.95 (at time of publication)

This Cotton Twist set of 10 jumbo watercolour pencils in a rainbow of colours, plus a sharpener and brush, makes a great eco-friendly party favour for kids. The pencils are 100% plastic-free, FSC registered and CE compliant.

Dip the pencil into water for bold and bright colours, or use the brush wet for a watercolour effect. You can also personalise the tin and have it gift-wrapped (extra cost).

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6. PRACTICAL AND REUSABLE

Things that are made in an eco-friendly way and can be used time and again make top-notch party bag fillers and favours.

Simka Rose BPA-Free Silicone Straws
$19.98 $16.98

Prettily coloured BPA-free silicone straws make really useful party bag fillers. Divide up this set of five into party bags.

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02/19/2024 07:20 am GMT
Smile inducing!
Organic Children's Bamboo Toothbrushes
$8.99 ($2.25 / Count)

Divide up this pack of four candy-coloured bamboo toothbrushes into party bags. For comic effect, you could include it alongside a selection of sweet treats!!

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02/19/2024 07:34 am GMT

7. EDIBLE TREATS AND MAKES

Instantly edible treats or food-based things to make work well. They reduce waste and can be a good way to teach kids about sustainable eating.

PLAYin CHOC ToyChoc Box
£13.50 (£2.25 / count)

The PLAYin CHOC® ToyChoc Box® is the perfect eco-friendly party bag filler. Each box includes two organic, dairy-free chocolates, a 3D puzzle toy, and an educational fun facts card.

Collect all 18 endangered animals, including pandas, giraffes, orangutans, and lions. Plus, use the stencils after assembling the toy. Genius!

There are six boxes in this set to divide up between party bags.

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02/19/2024 07:58 am GMT
Kids Creamy Chocolate Lollies
£36 for 24 x lolly trios (at time of publication)

These vegan and free-from lollies are a great inclusive treat for all kids - dairy, gluten, egg and nut-free. They're wrapped in playful monster character foils and make for great sustainable party bag fillers with their recyclable packaging.

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Popcorn Shed Mixed Variety Snack Selection
£24.99 (£8.09 / 100 g)

How about novel flavours of popcorn as party bag fillers? There's an assortment of 14 different flavours, some sweet, some savoury:

Flavours: Salted Caramel, Pecan Pie, Pop'n'Choc, Peanut Butter, Berry-Licious, Say Cheese!, Red Velvet, Butterscotch, Vanilla Rainbow, Goats Cheese, Blue Cheese, Birthday Cake, Cookies & Cream and Cherry Bakewell.

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02/18/2024 11:23 am GMT

OTHER IDEAS…

Slime Baff Green
£4.99 £0.90

Slime Baff is the ultimate multi-use product for messy, multi-sensory play combined with bathtime! It creates colourful slime that can be easily drained away afterwards.

The eco-friendly slime is biodegradable, skin-safe and accredited by the British Skin Foundation.

Buy from Amazon
02/18/2024 11:28 am GMT
Character Keepsake Tins
£4.50 each (at time of publication)

Choose from 12 character, hairstyle and colour options.

Notonthehighstreet
Bigjigs Toys Animal Wooden Yoyos (3pk)
£5.97

This set of three animal yoyos is perfect for dividing up as party favours. The yoyos are made from sustainably sourced wood and decorated with non-toxic paint.

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02/18/2024 11:08 am GMT
20 x Bath Bombs from Zimpli Kids

These colourful and fizzing bath bombs create a moisturising bath with delicious fruity scents like Apple, Grape, Strawberry and Tutti Frutti. Vegan-friendly, not tested on animals and safe for skin and drains.

Divide this value pack of 20 up to use as cost-effective party bag fillers.

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Real fossil!
Ammonite Fossil Party Bag Filler – Little Otter Party Supplies
£2.50 (at time of publication)

These little ammonite fossils are 1.5cm - 2cm in diameter and would make great party favours for a dinosaur-themed party or science party.

Buy from Little Otter

BAGS TO PUT ECO-FRIENDLY PARTY FILLERS IN

Now you’ve got your list of eco-friendly fillers sorted, how about ticking off the actual paper bags to put them in? Here’s a list of eco-friendly paper bags of varying shapes and sizes.

LIST OF SPECIALIST ECO-FRIENDLY PARTY BAG FILLER SUPPLIERS

Here’s a list of sustainable, eco-friendly party bag filler and party favour brands and stores to look out for:

WHAT MAKES THE BEST ECO-FRIENDLY PARTY BAG FILLERS AND FAVOURS?

Here are some easy ways to ensure your party favours and party bag fillers are as eco-friendly and sustainable as possible:

  1. Opt for books that inspire kids to write, craft, or create for lasting entertainment.
  2. Storybooks are a top eco choice. They are (mainly) non-plastic, educational, and cost-effective when splitting a box set.
  3. Choose seeds and growing kits to teach kids about sustainability.
  4. Papercraft toys offer eco-friendly fun.
  5. Encourage creativity with DIY items as party favours.
  6. Don’t forget classic sweet treats, like birthday cake, in eco-friendly napkins.
  7. Baking your own biscuits is another option.

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