I used to love Easter as a child and when my kiddos were small. Kinda like Christmas, Easter to me just isn’t as fun when you don’t have little ones running amok! Right?
One of my favorite Easter memories were making cascarones (confetti eggs), with my sisters. My mom for months, would start carefully shaking out the contents of each egg through a tiny hole so that we could wash, color, and fill each one.
Of course, today you can run to HEB and get a dozen already made but trust me… you won’t be making any wonderful memories like ours unless you’ve payed your cascarone dues in a family as large as mine! OH NO ma’am!
We did the full-blown coloring of each egg with Crayola crayons til we ran out of design ideas and then it was just scribbles and wavy lines. Then we made our own confetti from colored construction paper. Sheesh!!!
The sores we’d have from the scissors and then cutting tiny squares and circles of colored tissue paper to cover each one in. Aye-aye-aye!!! We made hundreds of them!!! No Joke! We had to, we’re a big family.
Looking back now, I consider myself a pretty lazy person in comparison to the initial effort and work it would take to do anything creative growing up. Now it’s buy it or run to Hobby Lobby and have so many options at your disposal that will make craft making so much easier. But I’m old-school and still think the more creative and hands on you can make something out of, the better! I have my momma to thank for allowing us to watch and learn from the best.
After we had ‘em finished, we would help momma with cooking or shopping so that on Easter we could pack up the cars and head to the park for our Easter egg hunt, bbq, and cascarone fights. (If you’re Latina, you know what I’m talking about!) We then literally spent the entire day at the park, eating, playing and making precious memories!
I haven’t made those cascarones since my kiddos were little but hopefully I’ll get to help my daughter with the tradition for her little wolf pack down the road!
And everyone got an Easter basket. Even the spouse! His favorite was a giant chocolate bunny.
Tie the other one onto whatever gift you want to give. I found this cute ceramic fruit basket at Hobby Lobby on clearance for $2 and placed one of my homemade jellies in it. A little baker’s twine to tie it all together!
Print them on cardstock using the following templates. Just CLICK on the one you want below:
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