Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Cascarones

I have never heard of Cascarones until a few weeks ago.  They are cute and fun!

The definition according to Wikipedia:
Cascarones or confetti eggs are festive, hollowed-out chicken eggs filled with confetti or small toys, originating in china. In Spanish, cáscara means eggshell. Cascarones are similar to the Easter eggs popular in many other countries. Decorated, confetti-filled cascarones may be thrown or crushed over the recipient's head to shower him or her with confetti.  Having a cascarón broken over one's head is said to bring good luck.



When I first heard about them, I instantly thought the kids and I would just make some for a fun little project.  I was quickly steered away from this idea, as it can be a bit laborous and you can purchase an already made dozen for about $1.50 (I found two dozen for .99 each).  We bought some to keep up with this fun tradition down here and the kids had a blast cracking them over our heads!

Who couldn't use a little good luck in their life??



The one time I will encourage them to crack each other!


Grandma & Papa were in town and got in on the action too!

Something out of the ordinary is always fun!


Helping sissy pick out the confetti


The aftermath...

We will be finding confetti in the backyard for months, I'm sure!  Excuse the half brown and half green backyard...we have a really big dog!

 Have any of you tried to make these before?  Maybe one of these years I will be brave enough and crafty enough to try them myself!


3 comments:

  1. When I taught school, our grade used to collect empty eggs and then some of the mom's would stuff them and we'd sell them at our school carnival. I never actually made them myself, but they were such a hit at carnivals!

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  2. ugh...i don't think there's supposed to be an apostrophe after mom...sheesh! maybe i need to get back in the classroom!!!

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  3. Those are so cute! I have never heard of those before! I just found your blog & was drawn to the name...I am a Larson also! And, my 4 year old is also named Kate!

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