Do you live to break cascarones on your favorite people during Easter Sunday? I use to love breaking a confetti filled cascaron on my Grandfather when I was a kid. I could tell he would get so mad but couldn’t say anything because it was part of the tradition. Poor Grandpa. I foresee Confetti Eggs or “Cascarones,” as they’re called in Spanish eventually becoming as popular as the piñata with a huge mass appeal. It is such a fun project to get kids involved with, it helps to build the excitement of the Easter holiday. I tell my son, “We are going to fill these Cascarones with confetti, then on Easter all bets are off the table.” I’m sure my son will get me now that I’m an adult and dread all that confetti in my hair.
What you need to make Cascarones / Confetti Eggs :
- White Eggs
- Hot water
- Food Coloring
- Glue Stick
- Tissue Paper (cut into 1 inch squares)
- Carefully hit the top of the egg with a fork or butter knife. Then ever so delicately peel away enough shell to allow the egg to squeeze out of the hole. Once the egg is removed, rinse the inside with COLD water (because hot water will make the inside smell unpleasant.)
- Place the empty rinsed egg shell upside down to dry for a minimum of 24 hours.
- Once dried , take an egg shell and color it with crayons creating any design you wish on the egg shell.
- In a small bowl mix a 1/2 cup hot water, 1 tablespoon vinegar, and up to 25 drops of food coloring (the color of your choice). Prepare as many small bowls of different colors using this method.
- Dip the egg shell in the color bath using a spoon to lower into the colored water. Leave the egg in the color bath until desired color is reached.
- Remove from color bath and allow to dry upside down for a minimum of 24 hours or until completely dry.
- Fill with a tablespoon of colorful confetti.
- Then run the glue stick around the edges of the tissue paper and stick it to the top of the egg to cover the hole.
- Enjoy popping your Cascarones / Confetti Eggs!