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Eggs are a symbol of new life, and Easter is a time of celebrating new life in Christ.

The disciples of Jesus who came to the tomb on that first Easter morning expected only to find his body and prepare it for burial. When they discovered Jesus was alive in a new way, they were very surprised and happy, and celebrated with one another.

Although they originated in Renaissance Italy, confetti-filled eggs have long been a popular part of Mexican Easter celebrations.  Confetti eggs (aka Cascarones - pronounced kas-ka-ron-ez) are like mini pinatas for your head. Traditionally,  the hollowed out eggs are broken over the head of a friend, showering them with confetti….and supposedly good luck (but definitely confetti).

To Make Cascarones

  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 glitter 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.

To emphasize the Easter elements of surprise and celebration, take one of the eggs filled with confetti and crack it on yourself or someone else. Toss the confetti around and invite all to celebrate and say, “Happy Easter, Happy New Life” to one another.