confetti eggs

confetti eggs

confetti eggs

confetti eggs

 

When i was a little girl my family went to Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles. I had purchased a dozen confetti eggs or Cascarónes in Spanish. And from that day on I was hooked. So much fun to be had smashing eggs over my friend's heads that I even requested a birthday party with confetti eggs and learned to make them with my mom. We had so much fun making these with our girls and their friend.  Our chickens also got in on the fun as they loved to eat the bird seeds.

From Wikipedia: A cascarón (plural cascarones, without accent mark; from Spanish cascarón, "eggshell", the augmentative form of cáscara, "shell") is a hollowed-out chicken eggfilled with confetti or small toys. Cascarones are common throughout Mexico and are similar to the Easter eggs popular in many other countries. They are mostly used in Mexico during Carnival, but in US and Mexico border towns the cultures combined to make them a popular Easter tradition.

HOW TO:

Gently poke a hole at the top of the egg with a push pin and empty out the yolk to save for breakfast. Rinse empty eggs out and let dry over night.  Fill with bird seeds using funnel or spoon, cut out a tissue paper circle a little bigger than the hole. Place glue around the edges of the tissue and cover hole, smooth down the edges around the hole. Also fun to make with dyed easter eggs and colored tissue as well. Enjoy!

SUPPLIES:

PUSH PIN 

GLUE STICK

TISSUE PAPER

SMALL FUNNEL or SPOON

BIRD SEEDS (smaller size)

2 DOZEN EGGS (they go fast)