Let's make doodley cascarones, whattaya say?
First of all, you might ask, what is a cascaron?
What are cascarones?
Well, as part of Mexican tradition, during Easter we fill hollowed out eggs with confetti and crack them on eachother's head (be careful with that part). You can use them for other celebrations as well, and if you want more details you can read about cascarones here.
As I was looking at some white eggs in the fridge, rare in our house since the local chickens always gift beautiful blues and browns - I thought, hey, that white is perfect for drawing on! I should make some doodled cascarones for Easter this year.
So, I jumped right in, and had a blast...
Now, one should note that you can either fill up colored hollowed eggs with confetti and seal the bottoms, or you can create a decorated cone, with the egg on top, and tons of confetti inside, like I made here.
For these doodley cascarones, I chose no cone, and more drawing and paint.
All you need are hollowed out eggs. I basically make a hole in the bottom of fresh eggs I am using with the end of a fork or knife. I pull out the broken piece, and then plop my eggs into bowls to use.
Then I use very hot water to rinse out the eggshell, and I spray in a little clorox clean-up spray. I follow that up with a little dish soap, more hot water, lots of rinsing, and then I let them dry thoroughly.
You are left with a perfect little vessel for filling up with anything you want.
I picked up a regular #2 pencil, and started doodling on my hollowed out eggs.
A Humpty Dumpty face...
A cute little gal...
Even use some for messages.
And, since sayings and quotes and song snippets are all the rage on posters these days, you can use your egg for all sorts of fun wordage, verbage...
I mostly loved doodling the faces, I didn't want to stop...
I made a small grouping - and then got on with the decorating part.
But first, I needed some confetti.
So, I cut paper into strips, and then little pieces.
A great thing to do while watching television. I just discovered Grey's Anatomy, I know last person on earth, but I have no cable in the country (by choice). I have 137+ episodes to watch on Netflix, and am loving it for confetti cutting times, and more. No commercials, one right after the other, awesome!
I also used a little scrapbook paper to make some owlie details below.
Just cut out a little piece for ears and wings, and then you can sit back and love your wee owling! I used tiny dabs of hot glue to adhere the pieces.
I also used some everyday acrylic craft paint mixed with a little water to paint my eggs.
I am absolutely crazy about pencil lines showing in art, so this really hit the spot...
The acrylic paint took to the egg heads like a dream!
So, doodling and a little paint -
And you have some ultra fun little cascarones -
For your Easter festivities.
Although, you can also use these for birthdays, weddings and more.
Any event really.
With millions of ways to decorate them.
Oh, one other things is that, I like to use eggs to hide all sorts of things in for lots of events. I make a lot of eggs filled with little gifts, and always forget to take photos.
I decided to fill these cascarones not only with homemade confetti, but with little sayings or wishes.
During the holidays I put tiny gifts and sayings in eggs that I have covered in craft glue and glitter. These are great for all sorts of occasions, and add a spark of fun.
Anyhow, get your little smattering of things you will fill your eggs with together...
And then fill them up...
I cut out scalloped circles to seal the bottoms.
I ran some hot glue around the little circles, and then gently pressed them around the egg opening to seal it up.
Just like so...
I also used a little spray glitter on my finished eggs.
The pencil didn't hardly smear at all, and once it was painted it really didn't smear.
I can't see how anyone wouldn't have fun making these. I am itching to make more. Doodling for no reason, plus painting and glittering to your heart's content is what I call wild abandon crafting. And that, that is the best sort of crafting. No rhyme, no reason. Nothing is bad. It's all in good fun.
You just can't go wrong.
Unless of course, you make one as your mother-in-law, and then proceed to crack it on her head.
Besides that, you just can't go wrong, I don't think?
Or, make some little ears. Just cut circles, then cut a little pie piece out of the circle, close the open gap with a dab of glue -
And you have mouse ears...
Doodley Egg Head Cascarones...
You can even save one, to crack on a super special occasion.
These are extra fun for graduations and such.
And, them being extra detailed, makes it harder for someone to want to crack it.
But, that's the whole thing, you see.
Cracking them is the name of the game.
And, if you fill them with wishes or fortunes plus confetti, there is a bonus inside.
So easy to make.
And you don't have to deal with eating a bazillion hard-boiled eggs.
I will be giving a few of these away.
I'll choose recipients at random from any comments, and names drawn can choose which one they want.
A little Easter fun.
But remember, you can make cascarones for any reason.
They so liven up the party.
I am off to make more more more.
I feel an obsession coming on ;)
ps: I am having a hard time getting used to the spell check auto correct. So, forgive me if some word looks way off, or out of place, auto correct tends to do this. Some slip by me for some reason.
pss: If you don't have time to make, remember there are printable egg head wrappers I am sharing with you, right here...