April 5th, 2012 at 5:01 am
Most people have never heard of Cascarones, a sort of Latino Easter tradition, even if they’re Latino themselves. Believe me, I was one of them. The thing is that they’re more of a Mexican tradition that has been adopted by Latinos in the U.S. Since they are super fun to make with your children for Easter, here’s a quick and easy how-to.
But first, what are cascarones? Simply put they’re hollowed eggs filled with colorful confetti. According to tradition, whoever gets a cascaron crashed on their head will have good luck. Sounds like fun, right?
Here’s what you’ll need:
- A dozen raw eggs
- Decorating materials (just like you would for hard boiled eggs)
- Tissue paper
- Colorful confetti (which you can easily make using a hole puncher and a bunch of color paper)
To make the cascarones:
Make a small hole at one end of the egg large enough so you can drain its insides. Let the egg shell dry and then decorate it just like you would a hard boiled egg. Fill it up with confetti, cover the hole with tissue paper and a bit of glue… and voilà, you have cascarones!
Roxana A. Soto is the co-founder of SpanglishBaby, the go-to site for parents raising bilingual and bicultural children. She’s currently working on her first book, based on her blog, to be published in September. Roxana is also a staff writer for MamásLatinas.