Cascarones & Easter Egg Confetti Surprises

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Cascarones & Easter Egg Confetti Surprises.

Cascarones & Easter Egg Confetti Surprises

Wonderful confetti eggs fit for all parties and people who love surprises!

 

Just in time for Easter we came across this fabulous and fun idea: Cascarones. They are mostly used in Mexico during Carnival, but in US and Mexico border towns the cultures combined making them a popular Easter tradition.
Confetti Easter eggs, also know as Cascarones are like mini piñatas for your head. The tradition goes that hollowed out eggs gets broken on the head of a friend, showering them with confetti and good luck.
The etiquette is that the Cascarones are not thrown but broken by a hand over the head. The hand must come into contact with the other persons head!

We like that idea a lot …twist it a bit and you can turn it into a game..the Cascarones Easter eggs can be filled with anything from cake sprinkler, paper confetti, bird seed, glitter, poppy seeds, dried lavender etc and this would be perfect for all happy occasions throughout the year.

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You will need:

  • Raw eggs
  • Egg dye or paint (you could use either vinegar, food colouring or acrylic paints)
  • Confetti (or a filling of your choice)
  • Tissue paper (cut into smaller circles or squares)
  • PVA Glue

Instructions for making
Cascarones & Easter Egg Confetti Surprises:

We suggest to prepare the eggs early (this means you will have time to collect lots of eggs when using them in your cooking).

  • Make a small'ish hole with a baking metal skewer or similar in the egg (around the size of a 5 pence piece). The hole should ideally be made at the larger end of the egg if possible.
    Ensure that you empty all the raw egg out and wash the egg really well. You may need to pierce the egg yolk to help it to come out.
    Once the egg is empty and clean (even adding a little bleach may help to loose any smell), leave them to dry.
    Collect as many as you possibly can…the more the merrier!
  • Use dye to colour the eggshell or paint with acrylic paint or gouache. Allow to dry thoroughly.
  • Fill the egg about halfway with confetti (or whatever you decide to put inside). Use a funnel if needed. You can make one by rolling paper into a cone and snipping the top off. You could also use more tissue paper to cover the whole egg instead of painting it...
  • Cut a piece of tissue paper slightly larger in size than the egg’s hole. Glue the paper to the edges of the hole. Wait to dry and you are ready to party!

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Variation on this would be to fill a winner one with gold glitter….
.. or leave one of two raw if you are being very naughty and know your friends very well! Or fill it with jelly…oh dear this could turn into a bit of a messy day but really really fun.
Don’t forget to get some great prizes and have change of clothes ready.

For lovely confetti to add to the eggs, check out our selections here:

push pop glitter confetti pastel confetti rose petals Pink peach confetti

Have fun!
Nicoline x

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