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DIY Dad: Homemade Cascarones (Confetti Eggs)

Written by Jason on March 27, 2015
Photo Credit: longhorndave via Compfight cc

Photo Credit: longhorndave via Compfight cc

Easter is one of my favorite holidays, and now it’s just about a week away. It’s kind of like a less stressful version of Thanksgiving. The family comes together for a picnic and/or a nice dinner, and during the day there’s all sorts of sun things to do…like egg hunts!

My favorite eggs to hunt are cascarones, or confetti eggs. I love them because they are much better for the environment than those cheap plastic eggs, and cracking them over your family members’ heads make Easter much more festive!

If you want to make some of your own, then it’s time to start eating some eggs my friend, or time to make one very large quiche! Crack the eggs right at the tip. You can then use a skewer or small knife to make the hole a bit bigger so the egg can “pour” out.

Once the egg is out, rinse your shell out and gently place it hole-side down back in the carton to dry.

After your eggs have dried, you can dye them. In my last post, I shared Martha Stewart’s homemade marshmallow recipe. Now, I’m going back to her for some great natural egg dying tips: http://www.marthastewart.com/267850/dyeing-eggs-naturally?autonomy_kw=natural%20dye%20easter%20eggs&rsc=header_1

Once the eggs are dyed, you can use a funnel to fill them with confetti. After they are filled, you can glue a piece of tissue paper over the hole and let that dry. Once the glue is dry your cascarones are ready to be hunted and then cracked over the heads of your dearest loved ones!

You’ll need:

  • One or more cartons of eggs
  • Bags of confetti (biodegradable is best)
  • colored tissue paper
  • egg dye kit (of follow Martha’s instructions for natural dyes above)
  • glue

Jason

Jason – who has written posts on Country Home Learning Center.