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!

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15 comments :

  1. Looks like fun! I vaguely remember something like that from when I was a kid with confetti. If you crack your eggs open carefully like that, you can also use them for little biodegradable planters to start seeds.
    ~Jenny~

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  2. That looks like SOOOO MUCH FUN..
    Love Dori's little dress..
    she is sooo pretty..
    Have a great week..

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  3. We used to do this also. So much fun except we would blow out the eggs and we did not have very much room to fill with confetti I like your way much better.

    They are so much fun!

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  4. what a cool idea. Im gonna pass this one on.

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  5. What a neat idea! I've never heard of cascarones before! I bet my little ones would have a blast with them! :-)

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  6. This looks like so much fun. I had never heard of this before. Getting enough eggs would not be a problem at my house we cook about 3 doz just on Sunday morning. I'm going to have to remember this for next year.

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  7. OMG that is way too much fun! Check Jenny out she rocks, thinking all enviro friendly :)

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  8. They look like alot of fun. Thank you for sharing

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  9. That is a hilarious idea...and sound like a lot of fun...

    Glad you had a good easter..it is great with kids isn't it?

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  10. How funny that you should show Cascarones on your blog. I mentioned them on mine too. I didn't make them of course.
    What a neat idea, to use birdseed.

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  11. What a great idea.. and tons of fun!

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  12. I have never heard of such a thing! What fun! Hmmm...must remember this for next year...

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