Cascarón Eggs: Southwest Easter Tradition


A popular Easter tradition in the southwest is making confetti or Cascarón Eggs. They are fun to make and even better to break, showering the recipient head to toe with confetti.

Cascarón Eggs: Southwest Easter Tradition
You can buy Cascarón Eggs in stores now, but if you are interested in making them, here are a few helpful steps and tips:

First –

Take a knife, nail, or pin and make a small opening on the bottom of the egg to let the inside of the egg drain out. If you are going to play a game with the eggs, try to make this opening as small as possible, while still being able to get all the yolk out.

Second –

Once the egg yolk is out, rinse out the inside of the egg and let it dry. Next, fill the egg with glitter or confetti. In some locations, people put small toys in the eggs, but I think that depends on how big the opening is. We only make ours with confetti, but I have seen people use rice cereal, glitter, rice, or birdseed.

Third –

I remember gluing the small broken portion back on from step 1 when I was a little girl. However, some traditional Cascarónes will have tissue paper glued to the bottom of the egg covering the hole.


Decorate the Cascarón Eggs as you would normal hard-boiled Easter eggs.

Cascarón eggs

One game we would play during Easter is to mix Cascarónes with normal hard-boiled eggs. Sit in a circle and have everyone choose an egg. Then you would take your egg and smash it on the person who sits to the right of you. If you got a glitter egg, you were lucky and could continue playing in the next round. If you got a hardboiled egg, you were out. And usually, someone in the family includes a raw egg, which turns the game into an egg-smashing, everyone-laughing, covered-in-confetti fest.

Cascarón Eggs are a really special and unique way to create fun Easter memories with your kids.

Originally published March 2016.


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