I learned how to make cascarones (confetti eggs) in my middle school Spanish class. My teacher, Ms. Brown, asked each student to bring six hollow eggs. We dyed the shells bright colors and drew decorative designs on them. We then filled the shells with confetti and glitter before sealing them with tissue paper.
I had no idea why we were making cascarones. Ms. Brown only told us they were for our upcoming Cinco de Mayo party. On that day, Ms. Brown led us outside. To my surprise she began cracking the confetti eggs on our heads one by one! I was heated…at first. I had just got my 4c natural hair styled into mini twists (iykyk). As my classmates ran around, throwing, and cracking cascarones on each other, I had no choice but to join in on the excitement. I went home with a head full of confetti and glitter. Weeks later I was still attempting to comb all of it out of my hair.
I am always reminded of this memory when I work with confetti. It is such a versatile medium! Confetti is used to create everything from cascarones and gender reveal poppers to greeting cards and unique table spreads. Although confetti is normally purchased in-store, you can do-it-yourself. In today’s tutorial, I show you how to make confetti in three simple steps!
How To Customize Confetti
Step 1: Select a theme.
Ask yourself this question: What purpose will this confetti serve? Will it be used to celebrate a special occasion, for fun, or to make small business packaging? Knowing this information could help you decide on the color and shape of your confetti.
Step 2: Gather your materials.
You need paper to form the confetti’s base. It holds the confetti together and can even standalone. Use any weight or texture of paper. You also need embellishments. They allow you to customize the confetti and build its character. Listed below are examples of paper and embellishments.
- Paper shred
- Tissue Paper
- Chunky glitter
- Small beads
- Shaped glitter
Step 3: Create.
Cut, rip, or hole punch your paper into one inch or less pieces. Pour the paper and embellishments into a container, mix them up, and ta-da, confetti!
Can you guess the theme of my confetti? Comment below! The first 5 people to answer correctly will receive a virtual high five. Show me your confetti creations on Instagram by tagging @sharifacreates.
If you enjoyed this tutorial, be sure to hit the like button below and share this post on social media. Then subscribe to Sharifa Creates for more crafts!
Take 15 minutes today to read, write down, and meditate on this scripture: “God brought him forth out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn: he shall eat up the nations his enemies, and shall break their bones, and pierce them through with his arrows.” – Numbers 24:8 (KJV)