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Cinco de Mayo – Make Some Cascarones!

Posted on May 5, 2020

Cinco De Mayo - Cascarones

Cascarones, pronounced kas-ka-ron-ez, are a Mexican tradition used for Cinco de Mayo, Easter and other celebrations.  It is an eggshell filled with confetti used to crack over someone’s head and shower them with the confetti inside. Cascarones are lots of fun to celebrate with and are a great surprise for unsuspecting guests!

See the PDF for easy-to-follow steps on how to make them – Celebrate Cinco de Mayo – Make Cascarones

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Eggs
  • Bowl
  • Needle
  • Decoration supplies (crayons, food coloring, markers, stickers)
  • Confetti – or cut up pieces of colored paper

STEP ONE – Prepare the eggs

Start with raw eggs and use a CLEAN needle to poke a tiny hole in one end and a 1/2″ hole in the other end. Dump the egg yolk and white out into a bowl through the large hole (STICK the needle into the yolk to break it apart). Use the remaining egg whites and yolk for scrambled eggs or other recipes.

STEP TWO- Decoration

Decorate your cascarones! You can dye the eggs using food coloring or you could decorate them with stickers, crayons, markers, paint, etc.

STEP THREE – Add the confetti

Fill your empty eggshells with confetti. We used cut up construction/tissue paper, which is fun for kids who are eager to use scissors. Or, you could use a paper shredder.

To fill the eggs, roll a piece of paper into a cone, leaving an opening at the tip. Use this is a funnel to add the confetti to the eggs.

STEP FOUR – Cover the egg

Put some glue around the opening of the cascarones and cover the opening with a small piece of paper – enough to cover the hole where you added confetti.

STEP FIVE – Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with Cascarones!

Have fun cracking the egg over someone’s head with the paper side down. It might hurt a bit if you crack it with the bottom side hitting the person’s head. When cracking on very small children, We suggest breaking the egg in your hand above their head instead of directly on their head.

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