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The confetti egg tradition began in France. During Easter celebrations, men and women would smash these eggs onto the head of a potential romantic interest, and if the feeling was mutual, then the couple would "hook up." The custom moved over the Atlantic to Mexico, and the sexual connotation was lost, and cracking an egg on someone's head was a general sign of playful affection. Our family has adapted this Easter tradition to be more environmentally friendly, replacing the confetti with birdseed. It's a great addition to any Easter egg hunt, especially for high energy little kids who like to play tricks on their elders. Enjoy!
Note: Both the making and breaking of confetti eggs are messy, but completely safe for anyone over 2 years old. Using birdseed cuts down on the mess, since it doesn't stick around as long as confetti. Definitely an OUTSIDE activity!

Step 1: To Begin

Take a raw egg and use a pin to poke a small hole in the bottom. Break away the shell until you can fit the tip of your little finger into the hole.

Step 2: Preparing the Egg

Dump out the contents of the egg, and rinse out the egg shell. You can wipe the shell dry (carefully!) and draw with a crayon (again, carefully) before the next step to create an interesting effect.

*The green egg you see here demonstrates the kind of effect that you can get using a crayon after the dyeing process is completed

Step 3: Dyeing

Dye the egg. For bright colors, put 1/2 cup of warm water and 1 tbs. of white wine vinegar into a cup and add 10 drops of food coloring. Leave the egg in for a few minutes for the best effect.
Place the eggshell upside-down in an egg carton over a paper towel and let the inside dry.

*Food coloring is an easy and permanent color choice. Egg dyeing kits come with less permanent options for younger, or messier, DIY-ers to use.

*Using the tool that comes with egg dyeing kits can be useful for keeping your hands clean when removing the egg, but the metal can scratch the delicate surface and affect the final appearance of the egg.

Step 4: Filling and Decorating

Fill the egg halfway or more with birdseed.
Glue a piece of tissue paper over the hole to seal it.
Have fun decorating! You can use puffy paint, acrylic paint, gilding, rhinestones, stickers...anything you can think of.

Step 5: Enjoy!

Crack the egg over the head of a loved one to show how much you care.

*Use plenty of force on the first try (though not so much as to hurt them), since repeated tapping gets annoying pretty quickly.
<p>So cool! I will have to try it out!</p>
You could also fill them with the coloured powders used for Holi, then have an egg fight ^^ Then you can dye your friends as well as the eggs! <br>
&nbsp;i have had them with glitter and confetti but never bird seed.. my sisters did come up with the crazy idea of flour. and i was thinking something a little more harsh... any ideas?
try making or ordering itching powder.... <br>Never tried them before but is worth a try. <br> <br>- Red Rose itching powder (search it up) <br> <br>-Hair or toothbrush cut up REALLY Fine.
Well if you wanna do something harsher then you want to invest in some B-B's.. you know the little things you put in a BB gun??? those things hurt like heck when you put them in a confetti egg.<br>
this is awesome so gona prank my friends at skool ;)
&nbsp;With all the seeds inside how heavy is it?? i don't want to break my girlfriends head and end up going to jail because of domestic abuse : ))
i feel you i would not do it too
nice. i can prank my moms breakfast ;D
how did you get some of your eggs to be so shiny? they look great!<br />
try painting them with glue when the paints dried, it can make stuff shiny<br />
I've always filled them with confetti or glitter, I'll have to try it with bird seeds. Probably less pain cleaning up after it since the birds will eat it &gt;_&lt; <br />
They're too pretty to break! =D <br />
Ever tried putting a small fire cracker inside and setting it off? Wondering if it would work kind of like a confetti cannon.
Definitely going to do it.<br />
i made 12. gonna thow 'em at my lil sis<br />
Nice :) Thanks for sharing<br />
i gonna trow them on my sister&nbsp;&nbsp; :P
Do you just dump the eggs' contents down the sink? That would be rather wasteful.
You could dump the eggs into a bowl and fry them or use them for baking. :) We used to poke and drain eggs when we made eggshell Christmas ornaments at our house and that's what we did.

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