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Get Ready For Easter with Confetti Eggs or Cascarones (video)

Cascarones (Kas-Ka-ro-nez) are beautifully colored eggs filled with confetti and small toys traditionally made in Mexico and Central America to celebrate Easter. They are often broken over someone’s head as a symbol of good luck. The Cascaron tradition is said to have begun in Italy using hollowed eggs filled with perfumed powder.

Maria Caminos Medina has kept this family tradition from El Salvador alive in their New Hampshire home for decades. It has now evolved into a multi-generational fiesta attracting family, friends and food. The family saves from 100 to 300 dozen eggshells over the entire year, all to be enjoyed during one fun-filled and messy afternoon that centers on bringing family and friends together to share food, tradition, bonding and lots of laughter.

This is a nice alternative to candy in your kids Easter Basket and a great Easter activity for kids. As you can see, it’s an egg-cellent tradition!

How to make your own cascarones:

  • Save and properly rinse your broken eggshells (be careful to crack them from the top so that most of the shell is intact, about ˝ inch hole)
  • Make sure to remove thin membrane inside of egg shell.
  • Let shells dry after being rinsed.
  • Dye, paint or color your eggs (get creative and include the kids)
  • Once they’ve dried fill the eggs with confetti and/or small toys.
  • Seal the top hole with colored tissue paper and glue, finish decorating.
  • Let dry and enjoy!

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2:49AM PDT on Apr 1, 2013

Thanks :)

5:11PM PDT on May 3, 2011

Funny!

5:42AM PDT on Apr 19, 2011

It's best to have at least one hard boiled egg (boneless chicken) for that hardheaded person on your list, lol.

2:45AM PDT on Mar 27, 2011

Thanks for the article.

11:49PM PDT on Mar 23, 2011

A bit of fun!

1:35AM PDT on Mar 19, 2011

What a fun idea! I think I may have a problem being able to crack the egg without creating a mess though!

6:47PM PDT on Mar 18, 2011

Thanks x

2:24PM PDT on Mar 17, 2011

Egg on the hair....put some olive oil with it and you will have a green masque who will leave your hair in good shape after the shampoo...of course!!

11:18PM PDT on Mar 16, 2011

Thanks! I think I'll try this ....

9:25PM PDT on Mar 14, 2011

Now if you want to adopt this tradition for Easter, I don't mind. It's fun. Just don't change the facts.

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