How to Make Candy Filled Easter Eggs: Easy Cascaron Tutorial

When we moved to Texas, I was first introduced to cascarones which are confetti-filled eggs that you throw or smash over someone’s head (GENIUS!!!) to shower them with confetti.

There just isn’t much better than a confetti cascaron!

That is one of the reasons I love this egg tutorial so much because you can make a cascaron that is filled with candy for Easter. 

What a cute egg tutorial for making a filled egg for super cute Easter treats for kids

 Easter treats like these will definitely be a favorite for your kids over the regular candy filled plastic Easter eggs.  

Kids Activities Blog loves this simple project that puts a new spin on Easter eggs.

Homemade Candy Cascarons – Candy Filled Egg Shells

What’s more fun than going on an Easter Egg Hunt for store bought plastic eggs?  Smashing  Candy-Filled Easter Eggs  you and your kids made yourself!  

This post shares an easy egg tutorial on one of our family’s favorite Easter gifts to give and receive.  

Little hands will enjoy the process of decorating eggs, filling them up, and most especially…CRACKING them!

And you’ll love the fact that using real egg shells is easier on the environment.  Plus there’s so much more room for creativity.

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Supplies Needed to Make Candy Filled Eggs – Cascarons

  • Eggs (white eggs show the dye better, but brown are great for sticker and marker designs)
  • Pot and boiling water for sterilizing blown out eggs
  • Mini cupcake baking cups or muffin tin liners
  • Glue
  • Candy, toys, or stickers
  • (Optional)  Egg dyeing materials  (natural dyes, from a kit, or use food coloring – check out our simple and safe tutorial for dying eggs here at Kids Activities Blog)
  • (Optional)  Stickers, markers, or glitter glue

Filled egg Easter treats are easy to make, especially with this easy tutorial

How to Make Candy Filled Egg Shells – Cascarones

Step 1

Normally for any type of filled egg tutorial, the first step would be blowing out an egg, but for this candy filled egg craft, you can gently use a spoon to crack just one tip of the egg, pick off the end, and let the contents fall out into a bowl.

The hole you make at the end doesn’t need to be tiny since you’re covering it up with the cupcake liner and it won’t be seen.

Egg Tip:  Don’t throw away the raw egg whites and yolk – refrigerate and save them for your next omelet or have some baking projects lined up.

Step 2

Boil the egg shells for 10 minutes.  Boiling the egg shells before inserting candy should deal with contamination issues.  If you’re still feeling unsure about food safety, use wrapped candies instead, or go the toy/sticker route.

Step 3

You can dye the eggs now or you can just decorate them any way you’d like or even leave them plain – any way you do it they’re equally fun to smash!  If you dye them, allow them to dry before going on to the next step.

Step 4

Time to fill the eggs!

Egg filling tip:  Buy more candy or toys and stickers than you think will fit inside the eggs…it’s surprisingly roomy in there! You could even roll up a small bracelet or necklace.

Step 5

Glue the cupcake liners to the bottom of the egg covering the hole.  After applying the glue to the egg and sticking on the liner, place your egg back into the egg carton for a safe place for it to wait until the glue dries.

Step 6

If your children are going to eat the candy you’ve put inside the eggs, crack the eggs on your kitchen table or another clean surface instead of outside.  Obviously, this doesn’t apply if you’ve fit little toys or stickers inside the eggs.

This simple egg tutorial will help you make filled egg Easter treats for your kids

Our Experience with Making Homemade Filled Eggs or Cascarones

I had to learn one thing…if your candy ends up getting dirty, don’t fret – you can always put the candy to good (possibly better!) use by using it in a counting or sorting activity.

We learned that keeping the original egg carton was handy to have the kids sort the candy or toys/stickers by color or shape in the individual cups.  You also can write a number at the bottom of each individual egg cup in the carton and ask your child to fill up the cup with the right number of goodies for a simple math activity.

And of course, we ate a lot of candy!


Easter Preschool Packet

Did your kids love making homemade filled eggs?


  1. Really like this, but need to “Pin it” or I’ll never see it again. Why no pin it button? thanks for a cool idea though, hopefully I’ll remember it;)

  2. I love this idea. My kids would be so excited to find candy inside their eggs. Thanks for linking up at Tell Me About It Tuesday. We hope you hop over and share with us again next week.

  3. This is such a cute idea! I love it . Very creative and original! I’ll be trying this.
    Thank you for sharing. Pinning it!
    Kim from This Ole Mom

  4. Fun ideas!

    So wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays. Looking forward to having you join this weekend as well!

    – Alma, The Tablescaper

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