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Cascarone's

A Mexican Easter Tradition

It's believed that Marco Polo brought these eggs to Mexico where they became known as "Cascarones".

Today many say that the colorful confetti shower brings luck and good fortune to those to whom an egg is broken over their head

God's love 'cascades' over you in the form of confetti.

    I prefer them to boiled eggs for several reasons.  

    1)  No threat of salmonella poisoning

    2) no smelly eggs

    3) they are lots of fun! 

  • egg dye
  • masking tape
  • tissue paper
  • glue
  • confetti
When you use an egg for baking or anything else, instead of just cracking it, use a knife or other sharp instrument to break a small, dime sized hole in the small end.  Pour the egg out of that hole.

Thoroughly wash the egg, inside and out, with hot soapy water. Place on a paper towel to dry.

When they are all dry,  use egg dye to dye them bright colors.  You can use masking tape to mark off areas where you don't want dye for great designs.

When the eggs are dry, put confetti in the eggs. Fill them about 1/4th full.  

Cut a small circle out of the tissue paper. Glue it over the opening.  Or, you can cheat like I do, just put masking tape over the opening.

Place them out just as you do Easter Eggs.

The kids (and adults) crack them over each other's heads.

Be sure to make enough. It's so much fun.  We usually make a dozen and a half per child, and a dozen for each of the adults.

These aren't just for Easter.  The Mexican People use them for all kids of celebrations. Here in San Antonio, they are used at  Fiesta, Cinco De Mayo, Halloween and Christmas.

 

 

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