Last year I had pictures of the kids smashing confetti eggs on Easter, and a lot of you asked about them. Confetti eggs, or cascarones, are big in Hispanic celebrations, and are pretty popular here in the LA area. They are very easy to make and are a good option for anyone who wants to dye eggs but doesn’t like them hardboiled.
Something sharp and pointy (I used a wine corkscrew)
Piece of paper
Start by opening one end of an egg. I used the pointy end of my wine corkscrew and carefully pressed it into an egg until it gave way. I then peeled away little bits of the shell until I had a quarter-sized hole. Using a wooden skewer, I then punctured the inside of the egg and drained it into a container. I used the eggs to make Green Chile Casserole, yum.
Wash the eggs thoroughly. No one wants salmonella! After they’ve dried, dye or decorate the eggs however you’d like.
Once the eggs are completely dry, fill them with confetti. You can either fill them with your fingers, or make a small funnel with a piece of paper and fill ’em up that way!
After you’ve filled the eggs, cut small squares of out tissue paper. I cut colors that matched my eggs, but you can do anything!
Put glue all around the opening of the egg…
Then cover it with a tissue paper square, pressing the paper down so the glue gets spread evenly.
I like to cut off the excess paper, but you can also glue it down, or smooth it out with a damp cloth.
I love how colorful they are!
It’s good luck to have an egg broken over your head!
The kids loooove the eggs, although James would prefer the eggs stay whole so he can play with them.
Annabel, however, wants all of the eggs smashed on her head:
Any questions, let me know. Have fun!
I soooooo wish I had small children again. I love your DIY ideas.
Erin Christine says:
Ohhh I’m definitely going to try this out this year!! I’ve always wondered how these are made. Your DIYs are awesome!
My girls have always loved these eggs. However, I cheat and buy them at the grocery store here in Austin:)
Are they really cheap in Austin? They really run the gamut here, depending on where you shop!
Pretty cheap! Our local HEB grocery carries them for $1.88 dozen. I do dye boiled eggs though.
LOL yeah, I’d say that’s cheap!
Do you think you could dye them before you drain them and they aren’t just the shells and really, really fragile? Thanks!
For sure! Although you’d be surprised but how sturdy those shells are!
Huh…I have never seen these before. These are cool. Going to try. Thanks!
Heather’s right – they are surprisingly strong – held up to being dyed by a rough and tumble little boy the last two years. We boil them (after they are blown out) before dying them to avoid that salmonella thing.
I surprised my kids with these yesterday, they loved them! Growing up in KY I’ve never heard of them before. Fun times.
This year was too “busy” to try this as my brother-in-law’s sweet mother was in hospice & passed away the following morning.
However, next year for sure…because Mama Sue’s 4 adult kids and 11 grandkids would love this! As would my sibs and their kids (obviously there’s a little cross over there).
We’re thinking of making a bunch for display & then randomly smashing them on an adult’s head and let the fun begin.