CONFETTI Egg Here is an Egg Splanation on how to make a confetti egg.
The confetti egg tradition began in France. During Easter celebrations, men and women would smash these eggs onto the head of a potential romantic interest, and if the feeling was mutual, then the couple would “hook up.” The custom moved over the Atlantic to Mexico, and the affectional connotation was lost, and cracking an egg on someone’s head was a general sign of playful affection. Our family has adapted this Easter tradition to be more environmentally friendly, replacing the confetti with birdseed. It’s a great addition to any Easter egg hunt, especially for high energy little kids who like to play tricks on their elders. Enjoy!
From Martha Stewart:
How to do it
Using a craft knife, poke a small hole at the larger end of an egg, approximately 3/4 inch wide. Slip an unfolded paper clip through the hole and pierce the yolk, mixing the yolk into the egg whites. Let the egg drain, carefully rinse its interior, and allow it to dry. Use dye to color the eggshell, if desired.
Cut tissue paper into 1/2-inch-wide strips, and use fringe scissors to cut strips into fringe. Starting at the very bottom, draw a narrow ring of craft glue around the egg and carefully place pieces of the tissue fringe along the glue; cut off excess fringe. Repeat up the egg, spacing fringe strips 1/8 inch apart.
Using a funnel, fill the egg about halfway with ready-made confetti or with your own homemade version (simply cut up several sheets of tissue paper into tiny squares).
Cut a one-inch circle out of cardstock paper and puncture a small hole in the center. String five inches of twine or yarn through the hole and knot on one side. Tape the knot to secure. Optional: To add a name tag to the poppers, cut a small rectangle out of cardstock and add a name onto the tag. Then, string tie the tag onto the end of the twine.