How to Make Cascarones

Coloring eggshells, filling them with confetti, hiding them for our Easter egg hunt, and then breaking them on the head of someone else has always been a part of our Easter tradition. The day before Easter we had a blast making cascarones (confetti eggs). Every color of the rainbow was beautifully displayed. Today we continue the tradition with our own children. It’s always so much fun to see each person’s creativity during egg coloring time. The kids really get into it and every year they get more and more creative.

Supplies

Eggshells

Easter egg color kit

Vinegar (optional for vibrant colored eggs)

Scissors

Tissue paper, cut into small squares

Glue

Paper confetti or hole punched construction paper

Instructions

Gently tap the top of an egg.

Peel away a small 1/2 inch hole.

Empty contents of the egg out into a bowl.

Thoroughly rinse the eggshell and shake out excess water. Let the eggshell air dry upside down in an empty egg carton.

Dye the eggshells using an egg coloring kit.

When the eggshells are dry fill with confetti.

Once filled, apply glue around the outside of the hole and cover with tissue paper.

Make a dozen or more and celebrate Easter by breaking your cascarones over your friends’ or family members’ heads.

Legend has it that it’s good luck if you have a cascarón broken over one’s head.

Will you be making cascarones this year with your children?

Written by Yvette / Photos by Jeanine

Adorable photo of li’l Danica courtesy of my cousin Brenda