Confetti Filled (Real) Easter Eggs

We make these for our 2 and 4 year old granddaughters and they love them!! We fill them with confetti and little surprises and cover the opening with tissue paper. They like to smash them on the ground and find the surprise. You could also fill them with bird seed or something that will compost into the ground but our girls are into sparkle so we just sweep up the confetti afterwards.
We used paper straw for Easter baskets and cut it into small pieces. We added sparkly confetti to the mix. You can fill them with whatever fits into the opening so you can be creative.
You can use an apple corer to make the opening in the eggs. Unfortunately we didn't discover this until our 2nd batch of eggs. You just need to be very careful. We removed the egg and rinsed the shells with hot water, and let dry.
I figure that if my husband (who has large hands) can fill these, anybody can.
I found a bag of buttons at Hobby Lobby a while back. They were little birds, turtles chicks, bees etc. Perfect for Easter.
I used Mod Podge to seal the tissue paper over the opening. I picked up the pastel tissue at the dollar store. I cut the tissue into circles and used 2 layers.
All you need to do is flip them over and they look perfect. We tried dying the fresh eggs 1st in the 2nd batch, then making the holes, but when we rinsed them with hot water the colors ran.

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  • Pamela Baggett-Wallis Pamela Baggett-Wallis on Mar 22, 2014
    We call them cascarones.
    • B.J. B B.J. B on Mar 22, 2014
      @Pamela Baggett-Wallis Hi Pam. They are a Mexican tradition, right? I was trying to think of the name the other day and I could only remember that it started with a C. Thank you.
  • Norma R Norma R on Mar 23, 2014
    That's right. It is a Mexican tradition. We used to make them as kids. We just called them confetti eggs.
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