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Confetti Eggs (Cascarones)

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“A Mexican/American Tradition around Easter and carnival. These pretty confetti eggs really make any party fun for kids and adults alike! You will need a large bowl for catching the raw eggs; you can save these and use them for cooking, and a clean, sharp knife. Prep time depends on your technique.”
12 cascarones

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 dozen egg
  • tissue paper
  • food coloring
  • egg, dyes paints
  • white glue or glitter glue
  • glitter, confetti
  • shredded paper


  1. Over the bowl, use the knife to cut a small to medium sized hole in the tip of the egg.
  2. Turn the egg over and make a small hole in the opposite side.
  3. Shake egg over the bowl, or blow through the small hole until all of the raw egg yolk and white has emptied out into the bowl.
  4. Repeat with all eggs.
  5. It is okay if the eggs crack or chip a little but try to keep them mostly intact.
  6. Once all eggs have been emptied, rinse with water. Be sure they are clean without any remaining egg white or yolk.
  7. Decorate the shells with paint, egg dye recipe #160383, glitter, etc. The more colorful and outrageous, the better!
  8. Once eggs are dry, cut small squares of tissue paper and glue them over the small holes to seal them.
  9. Using a funnel, or small spoon, fill the eggs with confetti or shredded paper through the larger hole.
  10. Once an egg is full, pack a small tissue paper "puff" to plug the larger hole and seal it with glue.
  11. Allow cascarones to dry and store in the egg carton to protect them.
  12. Have fun hunting for and throwing cascarones, or sneaking up behind someone and cracking the cascarone over their head!

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