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A Mexican/American Tradition around Easter and carnival. These pretty confetti eggs really make any party fun for kids and adults alike! You will need a large bowl for catching the raw eggs; you can save these and use them for cooking, and a clean, sharp knife. Prep time depends on your technique.
- Over the bowl, use the knife to cut a small to medium sized hole in the tip of the egg.
- Turn the egg over and make a small hole in the opposite side.
- Shake egg over the bowl, or blow through the small hole until all of the raw egg yolk and white has emptied out into the bowl.
- Repeat with all eggs.
- It is okay if the eggs crack or chip a little but try to keep them mostly intact.
- Once all eggs have been emptied, rinse with water. Be sure they are clean without any remaining egg white or yolk.
- Decorate the shells with paint, egg dye recipe #160383, glitter, etc. The more colorful and outrageous, the better!
- Once eggs are dry, cut small squares of tissue paper and glue them over the small holes to seal them.
- Using a funnel, or small spoon, fill the eggs with confetti or shredded paper through the larger hole.
- Once an egg is full, pack a small tissue paper "puff" to plug the larger hole and seal it with glue.
- Allow cascarones to dry and store in the egg carton to protect them.
- Have fun hunting for and throwing cascarones, or sneaking up behind someone and cracking the cascarone over their head!
I agree with what others have said. Haven't made these recently but made them in Spanish class in high school. Brings back memories. Definitely crack them on someone's head... that's the best part!
Both of my girls made these in school last year, the teachers used shredded paper recycled from the paper shredder. It was also used at a friends birthday party. Definitely a great hit with all. Note: great idea for the leftover egg, make scrambled eggs or omelets
My best friend Jessica and I made these while in high school in the 80's. We dyed them like Easter eggs and smashed them on peoples heads (mostly guys;) We used a nail to make a small hole and carefully chipped a slightly larger hole at the other end and blew the eggs into a bowl. We had problems with chunky confetti so go with smaller cut confetti and you can use a piece of paper to make an adjustable funnel. These were also great for graduation parties and surprise parties. Lots of fun! Forgot to mention...we dyed them after we emptied the egg out, they were easier to submerge and get great color on. To let them dry both after blowing out the egg and rinsing clean and after coloring we used the empty egg cartons. Just cut off about 1/2 inch of the bottom of the little "cup" the egg sits in (in the carton). Close the carton and set it down with the cut side up and the lid on the table. The cut cups can then be used to hold the egg while it dries. You know birdseed would be a eco-friendly filler as well and very easy to handle.