Tuesday, April 7, 2015


Growing up I never understood why people would dye hard boiled eggs. You hide real eggs?! That was so hard for me to comprehend. In our house we didn't get the whole egg. We were only given the egg shells. We saved them up the week before Easter. And we used the egg shells to make Cascarones confetti-filled eggs.  

We never seem to remember to save the shells in time, but this year we were able to get about 2 dozen egg shells, which is plenty for our Easter fun. 

Before we can play with them, we have to decorate them a bit. I decided to draw on them with a sharpie. What else?  But my favorite character: Snoopy! 

I only had blue and red dye, so I didn't have many options for color. I made it work. After the egg shells got some dye, we filled them with confetti and added some tissue paper as a cap. These are going to get cracked, so it's ok that they are not perfect. 
Once the eggs are done, they are ready for hiding. The more you find, the more you will have to crack on someone's head. Having an egg cracked on your head is supposed to mean good luck. I've never thought about the meaning of the tradition of ours. I just remember it as a fun time spent with my siblings.


  1. That sounds like such a fun tradition!!! I love all the eggs, they are beautiful. I bet it was fun cracking eggs on each others heads. hugs, patty

  2. I was wondering how you cover the hole...that's genius! I wanna try these next year. Please crack a virtual egg on my head Sandy! LOL!