Mexican Confetti Eggs
Today's Snack: Pile cheddar cheese on a tortilla, broil, roll up and eat!
Empty, cleaned-out, dry
eggshell - over ½ of shell left
Different colors of tissue
Cascarones are Mexican
confetti eggs. They are a fun thing to make and then go outside and break - on
purpose! Usually, Mexican children and those in the southwestern United States
play with cascarones around Easter time. But they are fun any time of the year.
The idea is to decorate an empty eggshell, fill
it with tiny bits of tissue paper, and then run around outside and crack the
egg open over somebody's head, letting the paper confetti fall on their head
and giving them good luck!
Crack an egg so that more than half of the shell
is left. Or try poking a hole in one end with a thumbtack, and making a hole
the size of a dime on the other end. Stick a toothpick in and break the yolk.
Then, working over a bowl, blow into the smaller hole so that the yolk and
white drop into the bowl. Make scrambled eggs out of them! They'll keep in the
fridge for a few days.
Rinse water through your egg and let dry.
Cut all different colors of tissue paper into
tiny squares. Paint glue over the outside surface of the egg, and stick tissue
paper squares on the glue. Let dry in egg carton. Meanwhile, make confetti out
of tissue paper by cutting even smaller pieces - as small as you can - or using
a paper punch or shredding machine.
When your eggshell is dry, fill it with confetti
from the larger opening, and put a piece of tape over the opening. Then go
outside and have fun!
Remember, don't actually crack the egg on
someone's head. That could hurt. Instead, put your hand over the person's head
and crack the egg with your own hand, letting the confetti bits fall all over
the person's head.