Have a smashing time with an alternative Easter Egg Hunt using Cascarones.
Each Easter we go to a friend’s house for an afternoon dessert potluck and Easter Egg Hunt. This is a different type of egg hunt. We make and hide Cascarones, which we smash on each other as we find them. Our friends who host have kids in college, but everyone still loves to participate! Our Cascarones are egg sheets that are filled with bird seed.
How to Make Cascarones
empty egg shells stored in egg cartons
Step 1: Save empty egg shells. We usually start a few months early. We carefully chip the end of the egg so that the shells can be filled.
Step 2: Decorate the egg shells. We like to write on the eggs with Sharpie (things like Smash on Parker), and then we dye them. Give the dye some time to dry.
Step 3: Fill the eggs with bird seed. People will also use rice or confetti, but we like to make sure it’s safe for all outside critters.
Step 4: Seal the ends. We use tissue paper applied with watered down glue to cover the ends.
Step 5: Let the ends dry. I set mine out in the garage overnight.
Here’s the finished product!!
Alternative Easter Egg Hunt
Final Step: Hide, find, & smash. Several adults go out and hide eggs all over the place. When we shout GO, the egg hunt and smash begin.
It’s always a good time. Anyone who doesn’t want to get smashed just stays inside the house. Do you have a fun Easter tradition?