Festive cascarones are believed to date back to romantic Renaissance days when Italian gentlemen filled emptied eggshells with perfume or cologne and tossed them to women as a sign of affection. Nowadays, children “bump” the fragile eggs on the heads of others and make a wish. If the eggshell breaks and showers the recipient with confetti, it is said the wish will come true.
- Gently tap the top of an egg.
- Peel away just a small 1/2 inch hole.
- Empty contents of the egg out into a bowl.
- Thoroughly rinse the egg and shake out excess water. Let the egg dry.
- Dye the eggs using the egg dying kit.
- When the eggs are dry fill with confetti.
- Glue the hole in the egg with tissue paper and finish decorating.