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Confetti Eggs

Source: Martha Stewart Living Television


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.


  • Scissors

  • Eggs

  • Easter-egg dye

  • Sheet of paper, for funnel

  • Colored tissue paper or confetti

  • Glue stick


  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. 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. 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.

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