Also known as cascarones, the festive decorations are easy to make and only require a few materials -- an egg, confetti, glue and tissue paper.
- Gently tap the top of an egg and empty shell and peel away a small half-inch hole
- Rinse the egg and let it dry
- Dye the egg following the instructions provided with the dye kit
- When the eggs are dry, fill with confetti
- Glue the hole in the egg with tissue paper and finish decorating
Confetti-filled eggs are very popular in Latin American countries during carnival, but in the U.S. and Mexican border towns, many people use them to celebrate Easter. The eggs are believed to attract good luck.
If you aren't feeling crafty, you can find the confetti-filled eggs for about $2 per dozen, but using the old school method, you can make them for pennies.
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