Monday, April 18, 2011

Cascarones aka Confetti Eggs

 Cascarones or confetti eggs are a great Easter craft and kids love making them too.  They originated in Italy, but are also a Mexican tradition as well.  They can be hidden and once the person finds the cascaron they crack the egg on their friend's head.  It is said to be good luck and you make a wish. 
First, you will need to put a small hole on the end of the egg.  I just crack it a bit and then hollow out a hole with a toothpick. Here is what it looks like.

Next, you will pour the egg out and rinse out the inside with water.  Be prepared to make something with all of these eggs.  We made omelets with ours.

Now we are ready to dye and decorate the eggs. The kids love this part.

After you dye the eggs you will need to let them dry before you put the confetti in.  Here is where you can make your confetti or you can buy packaged confetti.  We made a little bit of confetti before my daughter was done.

Once the eggs are dry you can fill the eggs with confetti.  This can be a little messy and if you have a funnel on hand it is much easier.

To seal the egg you will need a piece of tissue paper a little larger than the hole in the egg. Place glue around the edge of the hole and put tissue paper on top.
At this point you are done or you can add more decoration such as glitter glue, etc.  Now go have some fun and don't forget to make a wish.


  1. These eggs look great! Cute little girl too!

  2. Ah... Memories of smashing each other in the skull with these. :) You made making them look easy! Definitely will have to give it a try!

  3. What a great idea, I'm sure the kids love it:@)
    I'd like to post this on my sidebar with a link back to your site. Please just e-mail me if you'd rather I didn't. Thanks!

  4. Those turned out so cute! I may try to make a few with Kate.

  5. What a cute idea! I love the idea of this as an alternative to candy hidden in eggs.

  6. Oh, my sister Joni at Red Couch Recipes would love this. She was always sending me cards filled with confetti. They are so beautiful too.