A cascarón is a hollowed-out egg that cracks open to a shower of paper confetti, much like a pint-size piñata. Whether they're filled with confetti, trinkets, or small toys, they're bound to be a hit for Easter.
Although they originated in Renaissance Italy, the tradition of 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. For this project, you will blow out eggs, and then dye them in any color of the rainbow (allowing them to dry on a pin-board) before wrapping them in fringed paper.
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