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!