Ever dreamed of cracking an egg over a certain someone’s head? Well, here’s your chance to do it without any unpleasant repercussions. Make some Confetti Eggs! They’re real eggshells in bright colors filled with confetti. Confetti eggs are a fun, kid-friendly twist to any Easter egg hunt – but definitely an outdoor activity!
To Make Them, You’ll Need:
- Raw Eggs. Large or Jumbo size
- Table Knife
- Markers or Easter Egg Dye – the shake-bags work well
- Paper confetti – about 2 cups per dozen eggs
- Tissue paper cut in ¾” squares (optional)
- Glue Stick (optional)
Step 1: Empty Egg Shells
Rinse eggs under warm water and dry. Using the knife, break the shell at one end to create a hole about ¾-inch in diameter. Discard the broken shell. Poke a small hole in the opposite end of the egg using a pin or ice pick. From the large hole, break the yolk with the toothpick and let the egg run out. Rinse shells thoroughly under warm water and let dry. Store shells in egg cartons until time to use.
Note: Begin collecting shells a few weeks prior to Easter to have plenty in time for the holiday. If emptying several dozen eggshells at one time, the raw eggs can be frozen in an airtight container.
Step 2: Decorate Eggs
This is optional, but they’re much more festive when colored. Kids can carefully decorate eggshells using markers, or eggshells can be dyed using any egg dye kit. Kits designed to apply color by shaking the egg in a plastic bag work best for coloring empty shells. Let eggshells dry thoroughly before stuffing with confetti.
Step 3: Stuff Eggs with Confetti
Place the paper confetti in a large bowl. Hold the eggshell over the bowl and stuff confetti into the eggshell through the large hole. This is where kids’ small fingers come in handy! Place filled eggshells upright in egg cartons until time to use. Option: Finish the eggs by gluing a small square of colored tissue paper over the hole to secure confetti.
Note: Paper confetti is best since it quickly disintegrates for minimal cleanup.
Step 4: Have Fun!
Crunch, smash or toss eggs to release confetti for colorful Easter fun for all ages. While toddlers from two to three years of age will enjoy the confetti-egg activity, be sure to keep the broken shells and confetti out of the reach of smaller children who might place it in their mouths.
Celebrating with toddlers? See our Easter Safety Tips in Beyond Babyproofing