Cascarónes are a lot more fun than just dying the eggs. You get to blow out the egg, dye the egg, fill it with confetti and smash it on your brother's head - all in the name of good luck. Cascarónes are used in Mexico during Carnival as well as Easter and other celebrations. The word cascaron means "egg shell." ( Don't forget food safety when handling raw eggs.) These hollowed-out eggs can be filled with glitter, confetti or even small toys. Since my husband hates glitter, we stick to paper confetti. Enjoy! Ingredients raw eggs in shells large needle (children should not do this alone) boiling water food safe dye vinegar confetti (make your own by cutting up tissue paper into small pieces) 1) Wash the eggs with soap and warm water 2) Gently ease the needle into one end of the egg 3) Use the needle to pick out a small hole at one end 4) Shake the contents of the egg into anothe
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By Diane Chase This weekend North Country Community College (NCCC) will host its 2 nd annual Easter Egg Hunt on the grounds of the Sparks Athletic Complex Soccer Field in Saranac Lake. No worry there is an inside alternative in case of bad weather. The backup plan for the event is the Sparks Athletic Complex Alumni Gymnasium, according to NCCC’s Athletic Director Heather Conger. My children never seem to grow out of hiding refillable toy eggs. They have gathered quite a collection over the years from wooden, plastic and even metal egg-shaped trinkets. Most have the capability of hiding a treasure even though the eggs are usually empty. Full of candy or hollow, my kids’ seem to revert back to their caveman instincts of hunting and gathering. For my children these multi-colored faux eggs are really a smaller version of the cardboard box that holds the child’s attention longer than the actually gift.