Tutorial: confetti easter eggs
Confetti Eggs are a fun Easter Activity that kids will love! Hollowed out eggs are filled with confetti and broken over a friend’s head to shower them with good luck (and confetti)! You can fill them with birdseed (and let the birds clean up) or any type of confetti.
What you will need:
Eggs (white ones will dye the best if you can find them.)
Bird seed or confetti
Tissue confetti or tissue paper
STEP 1 Hollow the Eggs
Use a pin to make a small hole in the egg and then make a larger hole at the other end.
Let the egg drain out through the larger hole (scrambled eggs for lunch!) You might need to stir up the yolk with the pin or blow through the small hole to get it all out.
Rinse the egg shell and allow to dry.
STEP 2 Dye the Eggs
Dye the egg in 1/2 cup of warm water with 1 tbsp of white wine vinegar and 10 drops of food colouring (don’t use natural food colouring as this doesn’t work as well.) Make sure the egg is fully submerged. If you want to make a pattern in white on the eggs then draw the pattern with a crayon before you dye the egg.
Using natural dyes is more time consuming but can be fun for the kids to see the colours you can get from nature. We used red cabbage to dye our blue eggs and onion skins for the rusty red eggs. Use 4 cups of water to 1 cup of chopped red cabbage (for blue eggs), onion skins (for orange/brown), shredded beetroot (for pink) or red onion skins (for lavender or red). Boil in the water for 15-30 mins then cool, strain and add 1 cup of vinegar. Submerge the eggs in the dye and transfer to fridge until desired colour is reached.
STEP 3 Fill your Eggs
Allow to dry. Fill the eggs halfway with bird seed or confetti.
Glue tissue confetti or a piece of tissue paper over the hole to seal.
The eggs are now ready for smashing!
Make sure eggs are smashed over the head and not thrown at anyone! Please note it could be a little painful for small kids so maybe let them smash it over your head!
- Use any filling you can think of: glitter, icing sugar, flour, etc
- You could leave a few raw eggs for an added element of fun and danger (if you don’t mind the mess!)
- If kids aren’t into smashing over heads they could smash them against the wall or on the floor.
- Make it into a party game: hide the confetti eggs for the kids to find and when everyone has one you can let the smashing begin!
- Why not fill one egg with glitter and make the lucky one who receives the glitter egg the winner of a chocolate egg?
Confetti Easter Eggs are sure to be a hit at any Easter Party. So you don’t have to shop around for fun & stylish supplies, Kit & Caboodle have an Easter Party Kit.
We also have free Easter Party printables to decorate your party. Have a hopping good Easter!