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Sunday, December 30, 2012

New Years Eve Confetti Eggs



I really wanted to do something fun for my kids, for New Years Eve this year. They will NOT be staying up until midnight, but I want them to be part of the celebration, none the less.  I saw tons of cute baked goods with clocks on them, that I knew my daughter would love! But, after all the sweet treats I've made over the last week, I knew making cupcakes probably wasn't the best idea, since I'll end up eating most of them! I always feel obligated to eat things I bake before they get stale...This is not good, since I'm currently trying to lose weight.

I saw these cute Confetti Eggs on Rad Megan. They couldn't be easier to make! I can't wait to break them open with my kids tomorrow night.

To make these eggs, you need....

Raw eggs
Butter knife
Scissors
Glue stick
Sharpies or other markers
Wrapping paper scraps
Foil Shreds
Tissue Paper

















Step 1 : Gently tap on the top of each egg with a butter knife. Chip away at the shells, until you have a hole roughly the size of a quarter. Pour the eggs into a bowl, and save for a later use. 

Step 2 : Rinse the inside of each egg thoroughly under running water. Drain eggs, and set to dry inside egg carton. Place in a warm spot to dry ( or if you're impatient like me, use a hairdryer!)

















Step 3 : While eggs are drying, make confetti. Cut wrapping paper scraps into narrow strips. Then, cut strips into tiny squares. There are not exact measurements for this, and they DON'T have to be perfect! Also, if you have foil shreds available (can be purchased at dollar store) snip those into tiny pieces, as well.


















Step 4 : After eggs are COMPLETELY dry (can't stress this enough) carefully stuff eggs with confetti.

















Step 5 : Cut circles out of tissue paper, big enough to completely cover the hole of each egg. Gently apply glue around the opening of each egg, and cover with tissue paper circle.

















Step 6 : Decorate with markers!




















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20 comments:

Rebecca @ Herons Crafts said...

This looks fun! What a great idea and a good alternative to sweet treats! Have a great night!

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Kira @ My Sesame Seed Buns said...

Thanks Rebecca! I think it's so funny that we're all making delicious treats for the holidays, then "skinny" dishes after New Years. By the time Valentine's Day rolls around, we'll be back to sweet treats again! It's a vicious cycle!

Kira @ My Sesame Seed Buns said...

Thanks for following me Rena :-) I'll definitely check out your blog!

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Newest follower here! I found you on the blog hop, I can't wait to read more!
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Kira @ My Sesame Seed Buns said...

Thanks for the encouragement Melanie:) It's my goal to keep you coming back!

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Lots of fun! We make these at Easter but fill them with bird seed. Then we hide them for everyone to search (all ages) and then smash them on each other! LOL!!

Kira @ My Sesame Seed Buns said...

That sounds fun! But, does the birdseed hurt,lol?

We have low ceilings in my house, so we through them up at the ceiling, and crack!, the confetti rained all over my kiddos. So much fun!

Debi @ Adorned From Above said...

This is such a fun idea. How pretty these are. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Wednesday through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2013/01/week-in-review-and-wednesdays-adorned.html
Debi @ Adorned From Above

Kira @ My Sesame Seed Buns said...

Thanks Debi! I added my links to the blog hop, and posted your blog button on my link party page.

artclubblog.com said...

Wonderful idea! Your little ones must have loved it.

Kira @ My Sesame Seed Buns said...

Yes, they did!

I was too tired to clean up the confetti after all was said and done, and they played with the confetti the next morning as well. They gathered it into a pile, threw it up in the air & shouted "Happy New Year."

Tracy Boone said...

Wow! What a really cute idea! I am your newest follower, I love your blog and thanks for linking up with GYB Blog Hop! Come by and visit some time!

Tracy @ www.lifecupcakesandlife.com

Kira @ My Sesame Seed Buns said...

Thanks for the compliment & for following me! I'll be sure to come by your blog often :-)

Heidi said...

What a fun idea. Do you just smash them at midnight? I bet your kids had a blast. Thanks for linking up at One Creative Weekend! Enjoy your weekend.

Jill said...

What a neat idea! I'm pinning this for next new year!!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you are having a fabulous festive week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Kira @ My Sesame Seed Buns said...

Heidi,

We let the kids smash them before they went to bed, since midnight was way too late for them to stay up. We counted down from 10 to 1, and let them go at it!

Marti Cooper said...

Ahhh, what a great idea for the kids! Thank you for sharing them at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase. :)

Happy New Year!
Marti

myheartslovesongs.com said...

These would be great at Easter, too!

{I found you through "Let's Get Linky" at 'BunsInMyOven'}

dani

Natalie B. said...

Cute idea!
Thanks for sharing on Tutorial Thursday.
x
Natalie
www.marigoldsloft.blogspot.com

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