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Confetti Eggs

Introduction

Although they originated in Renaissance Italy, confetti-filled eggs have long been a popular part of Mexican Easter celebrations. There, the eggs are traditionally broken over the head of a friend, who makes a wish upon their impact. But whether you choose to shatter them over someone's head or to display them in a decorative holiday basket, these colorful eggs are sure to be a memorable addition to this year's festivities.

Materials

  • Scissors
  • Eggs
  • Easter-egg dye
  • Sheet of paper, for funnel
  • Colored tissue paper or confetti
  • Glue stick

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Using the points of a pair of scissors, crack a small hole at the larger end of an egg. Let the egg drain, carefully rinse its interior, and allow it to dry. Use dye to color the eggshell; allow to dry thoroughly.

  2. Step 2

    Fashion a funnel from a piece of paper, and fill the egg about halfway with ready-made confetti or with your own homemade version (simply cut up several sheets of tissue paper into tiny squares).

  3. Step 3

    Cut a piece of tissue paper slightly larger in size than the egg's hole. Run the glue stick around the edges of the hole and over one side of the paper; seal the hole by pressing the paper firmly over the opening.

Source
Martha Stewart Living Television

Reviews (1)

  • 21 Mar, 2010

    you can dab perfume on the tissue paper and let dry befor eyou cut up your home-made confetti. the scent will be released when the egg is shattered over someone's head.