A fun Mexican tradition!
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It is time to start saving egg shells for cascarones. These colorful confetti filled eggs are an important part of the Easter celebration for Mexican families in Texas. It's supposed to bring you good luck to have a cascarone cracked on your head. Make enough to give a dozen to each child and of course the grown-ups have to have some too. This is a good craft project for kids.
Some people make elaborately decorated cascarones, or with Easter egg coloring and fill with paper confetti. Use paper confetti at a Mexican party stores, if not get out your scissors and snip enough crepe or tissue paper to make a bag of confetti.
To get started, you will need to eat lots of scrambled eggs and omelets and save the egg shells. To open the eggs, take a knife and punch a tiny hole in one end of the egg. Break the egg open at the other end, making a large enough opening shake the egg out into a bowl
Rinse the empty egg shell and put it in an egg carton. When you are ready to make the cascarones, dye the shells just like you would Easter eggs. Put them back in the egg cartons to dry. Once they are dry, you can write or draw on the shell or paste on gold stars. Fill each egg with confetti and paste a piece of tissue over the top to hold the confetti in.
This is fun for the whole family!