Easter and springtime go hand in hand. Just like our crafts and Mother Nature! So today, we’re showing you how to make cascarones with eggs and birdseed.
I bet you’re planning to dye some Easter eggs this week. And you’ve probably got an Easter egg hunt (or two) on your list. But here’s a crunchy craft that’s totally worth your time – cascarones!
Also known as confetti eggs, these little jewels are a Mexican tradition that’ll get the kiddos super excited – mostly because you get to bonk the eggs over someone’s head and watch confetti (or a fabulous eco-friendly alternative) pour all over them. It’s a springtime DIY project that bunnies of every age and size will enjoy.
How to Make Cascarones
- Dyed eggs (Click here for easy, all-natural egg dye ideas)
- Craft knife
- Tissue Paper or flower petals
- Paper from your shredder
- Wildflower seed mix
How to Make Cascarones
- With a craft knife, chip away a small hole into the side of your egg. (Parents can do this part.)
- Empty out the raw egg and rinse the inside of the shell. Don’t waste that raw egg. Save it for breakfast!
- Let the inside of the egg dry out. 20-30 minutes should do the trick.
- Fill your eggs with birdseed – about 1/3 of the way up. A small funnel will make things easier. You can also grab some paper from the shredder to stuff in there. If you really want to get messy, put some wildflower seed mix in there.
- Patch the hole in the egg with a little glue and a small piece of tissue paper. For a fancy cascarone, use a flower petal to cover the hole.
- Let the glue dry completely before taking everyone into the yard and smashing these eggs over someone’s head.
How is this eco-friendly?
- The shredded paper will eventually break down in the soil.
- The birdseed will provide a treat for our feathered friends.
- The wildflower seeds will grow into beautiful flowers.
- The egg shells will also break down into the soil. It’ll also provide it with some nutrients.
Sometimes it’s easier to follow along to a video, right? No problem. Here’s an awesome video that will take you through it step by step. There’s even a recipe for homemade glue in there!
Happy Easter! Happy Spring! Happy April! Whatever you’re celebrating – do it with some cascarones!