Cascarones (Confetti Eggs)
- eggs and egg carton
- water and towels
- Easter egg dye or colored markers, white crayon
- materials to fill and decorate eggs
crepe paper, tissue paper, shredded paper, paper hole punches, scrap paper, Easter grass, confetti, foil paper
- white glue
- plastic funnel with hole about the size of a nickel
- With adult help, tap the top of an egg gently on a hard surface. (Be ready to catch an egg that breaks to much!) Make a small hole about the size of a nickel and no larger than a quarter in theshell.
- Pour out the insides of the egg shell in a bowl and refrigerate the contents to cook and eat later. Do this for as many eggs as will be used.
- Carefully rinse out the egg shells with water. Let then dry on a towel or in the egg carton.
- Gently color the shells with Eater egg dye or markers. Makes patters, designs, words or pictures. Gently (very gently!) drawing with the crayon on the shell and then dyeing it will create aresist design. Then try again.
- While the shells are drying, prepare the filling for the shells. Use a hole punch or patterned craft punches to make lots and lots of confetti. (Or use commercial confetti.)
- Cut any of the following into tiny bits: scrap paper, tissue or crepe paper, Easter grass, foil or other papers. Mix them all together, or keep them separate as you like.
- An adult can help hold a funnel in the shell's delicate opening while confetti and filling are poured into the egg shell.
- When the shell is full, cover the hole with a round scrap of crepe or tissue paper and glue. Dry in the egg carton. (Add additional decoration to the outside of the shell by gluing on bits ofpaper if desired.)
- The most fun of all, with permission, is to gently throw the eggs like they do in San Antonio, Texas at Easter and Fiesta. The confetti explodes from its boundaries and brings celebration, andlaughter to all who agree to participate.