Thursday, April 1, 2010

Let's finish our cascarones or "confetti eggs"!

Our finished confetti eggs - cascarones!

After coloring your empty shells and allowing them to dry,
fill them with colored confetti.
Cut colored tissue paper in circles that will fit over the opening of the egg shells. Carefully glue the edges of the openings and then press the tissue circles onto the glued area. The top pictures shows you the end product.
Now you have a "cascarone"!!

Our tradition when the boys were young was to use these confetti eggs in place of hard boiled eggs or even the plastic eggs. After all the eggs were collected during a "hunt", my husband would give the signal that the fun would begin. The boys chased after each other cracking the eggs on each other's head. We were not excluded from this either.
I do not consider myself a prankster, but for some reason I could not resist filling one egg with either a little glitter or flour. Tee-heeee!!

P.S.  Lori E. wanted to know who cleans up this confetti. Our hunts are done in a field usually... sometimes in our backyard. The confetti usually dissolves after a few rains. And if we see a stray piece of confetti, then we it just brings back the memory of a fun time!


Lori E said...

How fun is that. So sweet and pretty.
I am still cleaning up little 50's confetti from my birthday 3 years ago. Every once in a while I find another one poking out of a crevice in the house. Lol who cleans up this confetti?

Julie Harward said...

Those turned out really cute! Maybe you could fill then with a few wrapped candies too? Have a good one and come say hi :D

Nancy's Notes said...

Love your educational post for those that are not lucky enough to know about them! I think confetti eggs are just the best! The kids just love them!

The Stylish House said...

I love this clever idea! It's the first time I've heard of these type of decorated eggs and will remember it for next year. I especially love the extra special magical flour filled stuffed ones! Wishing you a Happy Easter!

Lady Katherine said...

I just love your eggs! They turned out wonderful! I take one for my Birthday Monday. lol They are wonderful.