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How to make Cascarones

If you’ve been by Bazaar Del Mundo, then you know it’s the most happening art shop in San Diego. Today we’re going to take through through a step by step guide on how to make Cascarones. They are fun Mexican tradition that’s a big part of Cinco de Mayo, Easter, and other fun holidays. It’s a simple process that provides tons of fun for kids and adults.

Step 1. Get the Materials

Cascarones are easy to make using saved egg shells, small amounts of tissue paper, and confetti and/or birdseed. Confetti is great for Cascarones that will be used in an area that you can clean or that is easy to pick up, but if you’re planning on playing with them outside or in public, bird seed is a better idea. Save up your old egg shells for a few days in advance.

The last thing you’ll need is an egg-dying kit! Grab that and you’ll be all set to make them.

Step 2. Crack the Eggs

For a few weeks before you want to make Cascarones you’ll have to crack your eggs by hitting them squarely at the top, where the hole is smaller. Empty the yolk out and rinse the inside with water to prevent them from smelling

Step 3: Color the Eggs

You can dye these eggs with colors from your egg dying kit! It’s quasi-optional, but so are all celebrations. Our advice is to take the time to give each one a pretty, even coating.

Step 4: Stuff the Eggs

This is simple: dump your birdseed or confetti in the eggs. You want to get each one about 3/4 of the way full. You can get away with less with ones you fill with birdseed (too much and they might sting if thrown.)

Step 5: Line with Paper

Take each egg and put a little bit of glue around the hole. You can choose to either cover each bit with a little sliver of tissue paper, or cover the hole with a cylinder of newspaper. Newspaper will provide a handle for you for when you want to throw the egg.

Step 6: Enjoy!

Now that you’ve got a bunch of Cascarones, smash them into you friends and families’ hair! They’re good for smashing, crushing in your hand, and throwing: just don’t hit anyone in the eye.

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