Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Guest Blogger: Confetti Eggs

Just a little something to change it up around here!
We have Tara, from Exactly the Same but Different, sharing a fun Easter time activity!

Just a little information about Tara: We met in college during our education block. From then on, we made sure our schedules match each semester! It was really fun having someone right along with you during those classes! We also got our first kindergarten teaching jobs in Fort Bend ISD at schools a few miles apart! And, just like college, we made sure we signed up for all the same in-services too. We shared ideas from our own classrooms and were in each other's weddings. She is extremely creative and I cherish her friendship.

Homemade Confetti Eggs or
"Fetti Eggs" as Cade likes to call them
Hollow eggs (rinsed and dried)
tissue paper

Cade is a big fan of the pre-made confetti eggs that are out on the shelves this time of year. In fact, over the weekend we went through 2 dozen confetti eggs.

Here is a quick tutorial on how to make your own confetti eggs.

To hollow out your eggs, simply take a knife and carefully poke a hole through the shell. Work your way around, creating an opening the about the size of a nickel. Empty out contents, rinse and dry.

Once dry, paint your shell. We used "dot" markers since I couldn't locate our watercolors. Before starting I reminded Cade, who is 4, the differnce of gentle and hard pressure so we would be sure to not crack/crush the egg.

After he was done decorating we then filled our egg with "confetti"... we used sequins!

Once filled, we topped the egg off with a (pre-glued) tissue paper square. Allow to dry and then let the fun begin!

We decided to "crack" ours over the sandbox so that the next time we play in that area we can find "treasures".
Additonal activities- Cade starting writing his name using glue. We used left over sequins to decorate with but you could make it more sensory by using cinnamon or kool-aid.

What fun!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us! I feel the need to list all the things you could do with your egg cartons now........


  1. Tara,

    I LOVE this idea! So fun!! I am going to have to be careful with the eggs and save them! I can really see Carter loving to smash them!

    I hear you are FULL of great ideas so you may have to do this regularly. :) :) :)


  2. Love the idea of treasures in the sand box!

  3. What a cool idea to break them open over the sandbox - no cleanup and extra fun the next time you play in the sand!



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