Coloring and hiding eggs has long been an Easter tradition. This is another take on the tradition that your kids will love. While it’s not certain the origin, cascarones have been a tradition in Mexico, and loved by children, since the mid-1800s.
What you’ll need:
1. dozen eggs
3. sharp knife or pin
4. paint or egg dye
6. spoon or small funnel
8. colorful tissue paper
How to make Cascarones:
Take your knife or pin and make a small hole in the top of an egg. Empty the egg into a bowl so you can use it for cooking later. When the egg is empty, rinse it and set it out to dry. Be sure to be careful, the egg is very fragile.
Once the egg is dry, carefully decorate the outside with dye or paint. Then fill the egg with confetti using a spoon or small funnel. When filled, place a small amount of glue on the outside and cover with tissue.
When the cascarones are ready, hide them throughout the yard. The children can find them, then crack the cascarones (in their hand) over someone’s head. It is said to be good luck to have a cascarone crack over you.