Are you looking for another interactive Easter activity? This is a fun and easy “Do It Yourself” project that is accessible, eco-friendly and tactile for blind and visually impaired kids and adults! Make your own confetti eggs! For anyone who doesn’t know what that is, it’s an eggshell filled with confetti. These are also known as cascarones in the Mexican culture. These are a fun addition to any holiday party. When you crack a confetti egg over someone’s head, they get showered in colorful confetti. This art project is simple and easy to do, but it does require a few steps in preparation.
- 1 dozen Eggshells that have been hollowed out & washed & dried
- Empty egg carton
- An egg dying kit
- Paper confetti
- Glue stick
- Sheet of paper
- Tissue paper cut into small 2-inch squares. (Needs to be large enough to cover the hole)
Preparing the eggshells
- Using a skewer, poke a small hole in the bottom of a raw egg. Using your fingers, you can peel back pieces of the egg shell until you have a hole that is 1 inch wide.
- Empty out the contents into a bowl. The yolk will sometimes make it difficult to get everything out, by either popping the yolk or giving the egg a little shake should work to get it out.
- Set eggshells aside to wash with hot soapy water
- Once washed set to the side to dry
(Note: It’s a good idea to do this process over a span of several weeks as you need to cook eggs.)
Preparing Confetti – Several different methods
Confetti can made out of a variety of materials: newspaper, construction paper, tissue paper etc. We will list the different ways you can prepare your own confetti.
- Using a hole punch to create uniform size circles
- Running your construction paper through a shredder
- Ripping your paper into tiny pieces
- Using scissors: Fold your tissue paper so you can cut several layers at a time. Cut slits with scissors and then cut in the opposite direction. You will end up with little squares of rectangular strips.
How to make the confetti eggs
- Follow the instructions included with your egg dying kit. Alternatively, you can also use ½ cup of warm water with a teaspoon of white vinegar and add 10 drops of food coloring to create your own egg dying station.
- Add your eggs shells to the cups with colored dye, keep fully submerged for about 4 minutes. The longer you leave the egg shells submerged, the darker the color outcome.
- Using tongs or wire egg holder, remove the egg allowing all of the liquid to come out of the egg. Then set aside to dry.
- When the egg shells are dry, roll a piece of paper to create a paper funnel and fill your colorful eggshell with confetti until it is about 3/4ths full. Then set aside in empty egg carton. Repeat until all your eggs have been filled with confetti.
- Take your 2-inch square of tissue paper and use your glue stick to go around each side. Place your tissue paper over the opening of your confetti filled egg. Gently press and smooth tissue paper so it adheres to the egg and seals the confetti. (Your tissue paper can match the colors of the egg you’ve dyed or mixed and match for fun) Repeat until you’ve sealed all of your eggs.
- The final step once you’ve completed sealing your eggs, is to have fun! You’re ready to surprise any unsuspecting victim to a confetti shower. Confetti eggs are best suited for outdoor play. From our own personal experience, we recommend you crack the egg in your hand before smashing it on to someone else’s head.
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