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.
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
- 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
How to Make Candy Filled Egg Shells – Cascarones
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 EGG FUN FROM KIDS ACTIVITIES BLOG
- Plastic egg crafts that will keep you upcycling all those plastic Easter eggs!
- Easter egg designs even kids can do!
- Easter rice krispie treats – this is one of my favorites!
- Easter Egg alternatives
- Easter egg hunt ideas
- Egg bag that you can make at home!
- Plastic egg filler ideas
- Dinosaur egg Easter eggs
- Hatchimal egg
- Easter egg dying ideas that are really fun
- How to mail eggs to your friends and family
- And some really fun Color An Egg Coloring Pages
- Check out how to draw the Easter bunny tutorial…it is easy & printable
- And our printable Easter fun facts pages are really awesome
- We have all these ideas and more featured in our free Easter coloring pages
Did your kids love making homemade filled eggs?