Monday, April 13, 2009

Make Something Monday: Cascarones

One of the things we do for Easter each year is go to a dessert potluck & egg hunt with friends. The hosts always make cascarones and the kids have a blast breaking them on each other. Cascarones are a decorated egg shell filled with confetti or bird seed. This is the first year that we made cascarones. Here is how we made them.Gather egg shells. I'd suggest starting around Christmas. When you are using eggs, just crack off the end of the shell, wash it out, and let it dry. We colored ours with our regular Easter eggs, but that meant the insides were wet. We dried them out by popping them in the oven for a few minutes. Lay the eggs out in cartons with the opening up. Put birdseed in each~ we did about 1/2 full. Cover the end with some tissue paper. We got the tissue paper to adhere by using a foam brush to apply white glue with a little water added in. That will dry nicely and keep the seeds in. We let the kids gather their eggs and when all are collected we let them smash them on each other. FUN!