Confetti Eggs

Confetti eggs are one of the most fun and best selling games at the fall festival at my kids’ school. The confetti eggs are regular raw eggs that are emptied, filled with confetti, and the hole is covered with tissue, and then painted. The kids buy the eggs and then break them over each others’ heads. It can be messy, with confetti everywhere, but it is really fun for the kids. They love to break eggs on people.  I was recruited to empty eggs, so we had a gazillion eggs sitting around the house for a weekend.  It would be easier to make them on a smaller scale.  We sold over a thousand eggs at the fair.

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Making the eggs involves fine motor skills, and breaking the eggs on people’s heads involves gross motor skills.

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To make the eggs, you use a knife to start a small hole in one end of the egg, and then you use your fingers to break open the hole a little bigger. The hole needs to be big enough to get the yolk out of the egg, and to get the confetti into the egg.

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Use scissors to cut up some paper into confetti. At school, they added glitter, but I think it will be easier to vacuum up small pieces of paper. You could use bird seed if you want, and make sure that they are broken out side.

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Put the confetti inside the eggs. Just pick up the confetti/paper/bird see with your fingers and put it inside of the eggs. Fill them half way.

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Use a piece of tissue paper to cover the hole in the eggs, using white glue to hold it in place. Then you can paint the eggs to be fun colors.

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Last and most fun, pick a victim and break the egg over their head. Make sure you give them some warning because if the egg is hard, it may not break easily. My kids just squeezed the egg until it broke.  This really works hand strength.  One egg is never enough, so make enough for everyone to have fun.

Materials:

  • Raw eggs – emptied
  • Paper confetti
  • Tissue paper
  • Glue
  • Paint

Skills:

  • Fine motor
  • Finger strength
  • Upper extremity range of motion
  • Upper extremity strength

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