This week was Easter, and being the confetti crazed girl I am, I needed to find a way to incorporate confetti into this holiday…may I introduce you all to confetti easter eggs. These confetti filled eggs are actually a tradition in some parts of the world, and are known as Cascarones. Traditionally hallowed out eggs are decorated and filled with confetti, then crushed over persons head. Having a confetti egg cracked over your head is supposedly meant to be bring you good luck. I have never heard of this tradition before, but I’m glad I know about it now (thank you Pinterest).
I wasn’t too keen on the idea of showering someone in egg shells as well as confetti, so I did my own little twist on this idea. My eggs contained little notes (as well as copious amounts of confetti) that the recipient could only retrieve if they cracked open the egg. Some people knew to expect the confetti, others not so much 😛
Confetti easter eggs are pretty fun and simple to make. This would be a great craft project for both children and adults, plus I don’t see why you have to wait until Easter to have fun with this project. You could also fill the egg with other surprises. For example, if you are outdoors you could fill them with paint and have a paint fight, or throw the eggs at a canvas and make an Easter masterpiece. You could also fill the eggs with glitter…mwhahaha.
- Uncooked chicken eggs
- Sewing pin
- Confetti (the smaller the better), I used my trusty Kmart confetti
- Paper for the note (the notes I wrote were only small, I used some paper from a A3 notepad and cut it so I only had 3 or 4 lines to write on)
- Paper masking tape
- Paint (type of paint is up to you)
- Paint brushes
- Kitchen funnel
How to make Confetti Easter Eggs
First of all you are going to need to hallow out the chicken egg. To do this, you will need to chip a little hole into the top of the egg (I used a sewing pin to do this). Then chip a larger hole into the bottom of the egg. Make the bottom hole big enough to fit a rolled up note and confetti into (roughly the size of a $2AUD coin).
After you have done this you are going to blow the egg out (blow through the smaller hole in the top), be sure to give the egg a wash before you do this. Once this is done you can soak the hallowed out egg in soapy water before draining them (you might need to re-blow the egg to get the water out).
After the egg is dried you can roll up the note you wrote and insert it into the egg through the larger hole in the base. Then either use a kitchen funnel or the tweezers to fill the egg up with confetti (I found that the tweezers worked better). Once the egg is filled, place a small piece of paper masking tape over both holes to seal the egg back up.
Now it is time to decorate the egg! I used some white acrylic paint for my base coat, and then played with some watercolour paint. I was attempting to make the eggs looked tie dyed …I’m not sure that I really achieve that in the end, but I’m still happy with how they turned out. Get creative with how you choose to decorate your eggs, and if your stuck for ideas just take a look at some of these amazing egg decorations on Pinterest.
Happy Easter Everyone!