Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Cascarones for Easter!

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A traditional Mexican craft, cascarones are easy to make and fun to decorate. They’re great for Easter, special occasions or anytime you’re looking for a lucky project. To bring luck, crack the egg on top of a friend’s head.

Food Coloring or Egg Dye
Plastic Cups
Raw Eggs (one each)
Large Needle
Bamboo Skewer
Wire cooling Rack
Mod Podge
Craft Paint
Ribbon scraps
Hot glue
Hot Glue Gun Helpers
Square Piece of Paper (one each)

1. Create a dye bath: add a few drops of food/ egg coloring into the plastic cups. Add 1 cup of warm water to each cup. Add the eggs to the dye bath for about 2-3 minutes, or until the desired color is reached. Allow to dry.

2. Use the large needle to make a hole in one end of the egg. Gently pierce the egg until the opening is about the size of a penny. Insert the skewer into the egg and stir. This will break up the egg and make it easier to empty the contents. Rinse out the egg and invert onto the rack for drying.

3. Stuff the egg with confetti. Seal the hole on the egg with a piece of tape.

4. Add embellishments to the eggs: Mod Podge confetti, hot glue ribbons, paint designs or glue gems. * Use Hot Glue Gun Helpers so you don't burn your fingers *

5. Roll the square paper into a funnel/party horn shape. Secure the edges with Hot Glue. Hot glue fun trim or ribbons around the paper funnel. Glue the egg to the horn by applying a bead of hot glue around the inside rim of the horns and placing the egg (tape side goes in the paper funnel) on the end of the paper funnel.

6. Crack the egg on top of a friend’s head for good luck.

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