How to Make Cascarones (Confetti Eggs)


Cascarones are a Mexican Easter tradition and a great alternative to plastic eggs for your hunting pleasure.

Kids LOVE them as much (if not more) than any candy-filled egg. We had them at the Third Birthday Fiesta and they were the hit of the party.

Many, many were smashed over my head.

AND they are super-easy to make. Find out How to Make Cascarones after the jump…
How to Make Cascarones

You can start by making a pin board to use as a drying rack. This is not necessary, but very helpful when making cascarones. Just take a piece of styrofoam (this one was from the box my embroidery machine came in) and stick pins into it to form a grid.

Then you’ll need some uncooked eggs.

Take one egg. Do not look at my nail polish. It’s that newfangled gel business and I cannot get it off on my own:

Tap it on the counter to crack the bottom, then stick a skewer into it to widen the hole:

Continue to not look at my nail polish. Pour the egg out and make some quiche or something.

Rinse the egg until it’s all nice and clean:

Then set it on your pin board to dry, with the hole facing down so it can drain:

Go ahead and color your eggs in whatever manner you prefer:

Once again set them out to dry with the hole facing down:

Wait until they are completely dry:

Now gather your stuffing materials: tissue paper, confetti, a funnel, and some glue:

Cut the tissue paper into squares big enough to cover the holes in the eggs:

Fill the eggs with confetti using your funnel (or just your hand works too):

Apply glue around the opening and attach a piece of tissue paper:

Let them dry, and you’re done!

Prepare to get bombarded by egg-weilding children. Oh, and to do a lot of sweeping.

Also, you can order them from Amols for 24 cents each. You could hide these in the yard, then give prizes for the number found, or just let them crack them and make a mess, they will love you for it.

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29 Comments

Brookes

If you live in the Dallas area, you can buy a dozen of these, pre-made at any Fiesta grocery store.
Also, if you want to go low budget/old school, use chopped up newspaper instead of purchased confetti. If you're fancy, use a hole punch on the comics section since it has lots of color. And yes, it's naturally biodegradable.

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Blanca

Omg!! I grew up making these! Lol I miss being a kid, can't wait till my little girl is old enough for this.

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Calee

I'm excited to get to dye eggs, but not have to come up with some use for all the hard boiled ickyness. I'll take a quiche and some confetti over egg salad any day!

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Kirsten

I have alllll my Texas relatives coming to stay with us in Washington for Easter this year. We are definitely making these as a fun lil activity. So excited!

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meddler-inc

What we do is start in early March to collect the eggshells; we crack one on the end to break them, then rinse them. Then a week before Easter we take our crayons and color the shells. Fill them up with confetti and cap them with tissue paper. We havn't tried dying them; that is directed towards the hard-boiled eggs instead. :D

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Marisa

My mom used to start saving them during the Christmas holiday. Because that's when she would bake and use the most eggs. They are so much fun, also if you work in a office or school you can save the paper hole punch paper.

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Sally

Thanks for sharing! Your photos are great and directions so explicit that I’m going to try with my four children.

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Joanne

Thanks for sharing this! My son read a book about these at school and was asking to make them. I, of course, have never heard of them. It seems so easy and since we’d be coloring eggs anyway, I figure why not give it a shot?! I like the idea of the newspaper confetti, too…one less thing to clean up!

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Amanda

I used to make these at school and couldn’t remember how to do it. Thanks for sharing, now my kids and I can make these and use them for Easter. I’m so excited now!

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Emily

Hi! Linking to this tutorial from my blog! The Easter post will be up Thursday morning. Thanks for the great tutorial… Just wanted to let you know I’ll be sending some traffic over :o)
emily @ nap-timecreations.com

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Maria

Thanks for sharing our tradition! I’ve been making these all my life! It’s loads of fun and all ages get into the cracking activity and can turn into a game of chase!

I wanted to share this tradition with a distant friend and found your site to have the best instructions and pictures!

An extra tip: Making the hole in the egg could be a challenge. I suggest using the tip of a fork, scissors or knife and jab into the egg just slightly below the top of the egg. Hitting the top of the egg causes cracks down the sides whereas hitting below the top keeps the cracks contained. Then, with your fingers you can break away the top until you have a hole the size of a quarter.

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Ena Poncar

Where can I buy the bright, deep colored dye used for your cascarones? Mine are not as deep colored as the ones shown. Thanks. E

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tht guy

It’s funny how right under this there’s a thing that says How to Do Your Nails: The Basics

lol

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