Tuesday, March 30, 2010


A few years ago, our neighbors introduced us to their Easter egg hunt tradition.
They make Cascarones, and now we make them too.
Kids love hunting for eggs, but this adds a fun twist...
When you find an egg, you get to crack it over someome's head, showering them with confetti!

What you need:
Eggs (buy extra! we lost at least 6 during the process)
egg dye kit (although some like to just paint them or color them with markers)
confetti & maybe a little glitter
scraps of tissue paper

* plan on having scrambled eggs for dinner!*

Dye your eggs like you normally would & let them dry.

Then, using a sharp object, like a tac or needle,
carefully open a hole in the bottom of each one to let the egg drain out.
You can even just crack a hole, but I kept overdoing it.

If the egg didn't come out very easily,
we used a chopstick to break up the yolk a little,
and make it easier to drain.

Rinse the eggs with water and let them dry completely, maybe overnight.

Fill each hole with confetti of your choice and maybe a little glitter.
You can make your own confetti with paper & a hole punch too.
Then, glue a piece of tissue paper over the hole to hold it all in.

Hide the eggs like you normally would for any Easter egg hunt.
But, remember:
When you find an egg, crack it over someome's head & shower them with confetti!

If you like this idea, but don't want to do the work, I just saw eggs at Walmart the other day,
dyed & filled with confetti., ready to go.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

I'd like to try:

Once a week (or whenever I feel like it) I'll be posting an "I'd Like to Try This" idea or link.
If you'd like to be featured on "I'd Like to Try This", just email me with a link to your idea.

Here's this week's: terrariums

I think my boys would love doing this. Although, it would probably involve adding bugs or little creatures at some point.

Edible Playdough

This has kept my boys and their friends busy MANY times!
Just mix equal parts
Marshmallow Cream & Creamy Peanut Butter.
Couldn't be easier!
Then, let them shape the dough into all kinds of shapes with their hands or cookie cutters.
Mine also like to have toothpicks & raisins to help make their creations even better.