Mini Easter Piñatas, aka Confetti Eggs

by Tuesday, March 22, 2016

So let’s be real here – there is no logical argument for making Cascarones (otherwise know as confetti eggs) from scratch. While the whole process is super easy and inexpensive, it requires prep and time. And to get all those nice clean eggs you either have to start collecting early, or be prepared to eat omelets and quiches for a week.

Cascarones

The alternative (which just makes more sense) is to buy premade confetti eggs from Amols or PaperSource for a few dollars a dozen. That’s what any sane person would do.

 

But, I’m all about the experience and I even though it would only take five minutes and less than ten dollars to have these confetti eggs just show up on my door step, I love the idea of creating memories and moments that the littles will never remember cherish.

 

The whole process is messy – dying eggs, confetti, etc. but that’s what makes it fun. That, plus the you get to crack confetti eggs on someone’s head. But, it’s suppose to bring you good luck for the year. So there’s that.

 

So, let’s get cracking! (Sorry, couldn’t help myself.)

Supplies for Cascarones

Start by gathering your supplies:

  • A dozen, empty cleaned eggs
  • Egg dye
  • Confetti (you can buy a bag or I just cut up scraps of tissue paper)
  • Mod Podge (any glue will work)
  • Brush (I think it makes it easier to apply the adhesive to the eggs
  • Crepe paper squares

 

Dye or decorate the eggs any way you please. In my head, I really love all beautiful colors that come from using real fruits and vegetables to color the eggs, but in reality, I ended up picking up the regular ole egg dye coloring cups and let the kids go at it.

How to make Cascarones

Once the colored eggs are dry, it’s time to stuff them with the confetti. I saw a post about creating a paper funnel to use when pouring confetti, and we tried it, but that just didn’t work. Confetti got stuck in the funnel – my guess is that the confetti is too light weight to push through without added pressure.

Making Cascarones

So, we just opted for the old fashion way – our hands. And little hands are perfect for pushing in the confetti without breaking the eggs. That’s not to say we didn’t crack a few at some point during this entire activity, but that’s to be expected.

 

To seal up the confetti eggs, spread your adhesive around the opening and cover with a small of crepe or tissue paper.

How to Make Confetti Eggs

Once that dries, you’re all set! We’re going use the confetti eggs for our Easter morning hunt, but they’re fun anytime.

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