They are named cascarones after the Spanish word for shell: cáscara. Making cascarones is a great way to gather friends, family, and neighbors to celebrate the season and share Latino Easter traditions.
I have fond memories making cascarones with my brother, sister, and mother every Easter. Today I continue that tradition with our own children. Coloring eggshells, filling them with confetti, hiding them for our Easter egg hunt, and then carefully breaking them over the head of someone else is an Easter tradition our children.
It’s always so much fun to see each person’s creativity during egg-coloring time. The kids really get into it and every year they get more and more creative!