DIY: Cascarones


I grew up in Texas, and around this time of year you can cute little cascarones, which are confetti filled eggs, pretty much everywhere! I have fond memories of running around and getting cracked in the head with these things and getting confetti and egg shells all tangled up in my hair. I can't find cascarones where I live now, so I decided to make some of my own to celebrate Easter and Fiesta. And I'll be showing you how to make them for yourself as well! Supplies~

Use a thumbtack to poke a hole in the top(the pointier end) of the egg. Flip it over and poke a hole in the bottom. Wiggle the thumbtack a little, or use a nail to enlarge the hole so a toothpick can fit.

Stick a toothpick in the hole and wiggle it around a bit to break up the egg yolk.

Over a bowl, blow into the top hole to force the inside of the egg out. Repeat for all the eggs. Note: You can still use the inside of the eggs for recipes!

Alternatively, you can just break the top of the egg with a spoon or edge of a bowl to make a hole about 1 inch in diameter and dump out the insides through that big hole. I wasn't brave enough to attempt that so I just poked a hole with my thumbtack and then carefully chipped away at the hole until it was big enough.

Once you've emptied all the eggs out, wash them in warm soapy water and let them dry. Then it's time to decorate!

Decorate your eggs however you see fit! I attempted a marbled dye by mixing in a little bit of vegetable oil into a prepared dye bath...but it didn't work out as well as I wanted, but I should have figured that since I used brown eggs.

After you're done decorating, set them aside to dry completely.

Cut out some tissue paper circles about 2 inches in diameter.

Fill each egg with the biodegradable confetti.

Spread glue around the top edge of the egg.

Stick a tissue paper circle over the hole and tap it down to secure it in place. Repeat with all of the eggs.

And you're done!

Now all that's left is for you to hide them for an Easter egg hunt or you can just start chasing around your friends to crack them over their heads!


Have fun! :D