It starts with February 1st — any time an egg is made in my house it has to be broken a certain way to ensure there are plenty of Confetti Eggs for Easter. Carefully hitting the top of the egg with the heavy end of a fork or butter knife, then ever so delicately peeling away just a big enough hole to let the egg squeeze out of the shell. The egg shell then gets rinsed with cold water (because hot water will make the egg shell smell) and placed in a carton to be used once Easter time rolls around. I’ve been teaching my son this tradition that I grew up with along with so many other Latin families. I foresee Confetti Eggs or “Cascarones,” or 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 to build the excitement of the Easter holiday. I tell my son, “We are going to fill these Cascarones with confetti, then on Easter you are allowed to break the Confetti Egg on someone’s head. Make sure not to get too much in Mommy’s hair.”
The other day I was at Target picking up all my supplies for Easter and that included my Confetti Eggs / Cascarones tissue paper and crayons. Then I wandered into the grocery section of the store looking for food coloring to dye my eggs with… found a box of four colors and throw it in the cart. I all of the sudden remembered I had seen a package of Paas coloring kit made exclusively for Target with the color cups included. I thought that will make this process way easier and my son will like the egg shaped colorful cups. I put the food coloring back and replaced it with the egg coloring kit. As soon as we got home, my son and I started coloring the eggs with crayons to prepare them for a dye bath and eventually to be filled with confetti. I can’t wait for Easter this year.
Supplies needed for Confetti Eggs / Cascarones:
- Eggs Shells (with a little hole on top, emptied, rinsed and dried)
- Paas Coloring Kit
- A Glue Stick
- Tissue Paper
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