Cascarones, pronounced kas-ka-ron-ez, are a Mexican tradition used for Easter, Cinco de Mayo and other celebrations. It is an egg shell filled with confetti used to crack over someone's head and shower them with the confetti inside. It might sound strange, but it's actually really fun. Children and adults can both enjoy running around and smashing eggs on their friends' or family's heads.
Step 1: Materials Needed
You Will Need:
-At least a dozen empty egg shells (of course, the more eggs the better!)
-egg dying kit (optional)
Step 2: Creating the Empty Egg
The first step is to collect enough eggs. Usually I save the eggs over several weeks from cooking. Instead of cracking the egg in the middle, it is VERY IMPORTANT to crack the egg at the top to create a very small hole. It's a bit harder to get the yolk out, but just give it a little shake and it'll come out eventually.
After all the yolk and egg whites are out, rinse the inside of the shell with water.
Step 3: Dye Eggs
Dying the cascarones is fun for the kids and gives the eggs a more festive look. But, it's completely optional.
Let the eggs dry before stuffing them with confetti.
Step 4: Fill Eggs With Confetti
This step is pretty simple, just stuff all the eggs with confetti. I tried getting my 4 year old niece to help me, but she got bored pretty quickly. The only step she had fun doing was dying the eggs.... and of course breaking them on my head at the end.
Step 5: Tissue Paper
First, you'll need to cut the tissue paper into small squares. Make sure the square is big enough to fit over the hole.
Next, squirt glue all along the outside rim of the hole.
Finally, cover the hole with the tissue paper square.
Step 6: Tips on Cracking the Egg
-Crack the egg with the tissue paper side down. It might hurt a bit if you crack it with the bottom side hitting the person's head.
-When cracking on very small children, I suggest breaking the egg in your hand above their head instead of directly on their head. This will prevent any potential boo-boos.