As a kid we used to make cascarones for Easter and Fiesta. Everyone would meticulously save their hollowed out eggs for moths to later dye and fill with confetti. The belief is that a person who has a cascarone broken over their head will have good luck. Our family saves those little paper dots from the hole puncher to put inside the eggs making this a fun frugal project.
Little BBQ called the tissue paper that covers the hole in the egg a "hat." He told me that the eggs were faces and we were putting hats on top of the eggs. I thought it was a cute and funny story. We will definitely be doing this project again next year.
Materials (makes 12 cascarones)
Paper towels or drying rack
Confetti or hole punch dots
1. Poke a small hole at the top of the egg and remove the insides. Wash out the egg shell with hot water and allow the egg shell to dry over night.
2. Decide how many different colors of cascarones that you want to make. We made four different colors. For each color, you need 1 cup, 1 cup of hot water, several drops of food coloring, and 1 tsp of white vinegar. Mix all of these ingredients together for each color inside the cup.
3. Carefully dye each egg by placing the egg in the cup with the desired color. The longer you let the egg sit the color, then the darker the egg with become. Place the dyed eggs on a drying rack.
4. When the eggs are fully dry, carefully insert the confetti inside each egg.
5. Cut little tissue paper squares to cover the holes.
6. Glue the tissue paper squares over the hole of the egg.
7. Let the glue dry and break them on top of people's heads that you want to have good luck.