Hmmmm… Which holiday is that?
NO, it’s not Halloween! Seriously, people! EASTER!!!! (Yay!)
Yes, everybody. Easter is coming! Which generally means eggs, peeps, eggs, the Easter Bunny, eggs, candy, eggs, and… Oh, did I mention eggs?
YES!!! Eggs galore at Eastertime! Which is exactly what this eggs-iting post is about! (Ha ha! Did you see what I did there? Eggs!)
Just by doing a Google search of the words “easter eggs” and clicking on “images”, you can see everything from trees decorated with Easter eggs to Easter eggs made out of string! I just think Easter eggs are so fun! There are so many different things you can do with them! Plastic Easter eggs are the most common thing you see nowadays at Eastertime, but dyeing them the old fashioned way can be just as eggs-iting as the candy inside those bright colored plastic shells. One way you can dye Easter eggs is with vinegar and food coloring. It’s really easy and super fun! The Martha Stewart website has a quick, easy set of instructions for Easter egg dyeing. Check it out! There are also countless things to decorate your Easter eggs with. One method is to use a white crayon and draw on the egg, then dye it. When the egg is dry, it will be colored except for the parts of the egg that have white crayon on them. There are also so many things you can do to your eggs after you dye them. You can add stickers, ribbon, or glitter!
There are also fun traditions from other countries, such as cascarónes, which are from Mexico. Cascarónes = Easter eggs with glitter or confetti in them! Almost sounds even more fun that normal Easter eggs, doesn’t it?
A (Super) Short History: Cascarónes came to the United States from Mexico, though some people believe they originated in China, and were brought to Europe (where they became part of a courting ritual), then traveled to Spain, and finally made their way to Mexico.) Cascarónes have become a popular tradition in Mexico for holidays such as Easter and Halloween, and other fun events such as birthdays and weddings. You can make cascarónes with these instructions:
- Open one end of the egg and peel away the shell until you have a hole about the size of a quarter and drain the inside of the egg.
- Wash the eggs thoroughly. (Please don’t get salmonella)
- Once the eggs are dry, fill them with confetti or glitter.
- Cut out small pieces of tissue paper.
- Squeeze glue around the opening in your egg.
- Cover the hole with a tissue paper square.
- Cut off the excess paper
- Have fun!!!! Your cascarónes are finished! Now break some over your head! (It’s good luck!)
P.S. Full instructions for these easy eggs can be found at the blog The Spohrs Are Multiplying
P.P.S. Happy eggs-tra early Easter! 🙂