By Angeli Wrightfirstname.lastname@example.org
March 27, 2012 at 10:04 p.m.
Updated March 27, 2012 at 10:28 p.m.
Three rows of tables glittered with confetti as children dipped delicate white egg shells into cups of blue, red, yellow and green liquid Tuesday at the Victoria Public Library.
"Can I pop it on your head?" Avery Urban, 3, asked her grandmother Rosetta Gentry 68, as she looked at a freshly decorated orange egg filled with pieces of confetti begging to be smashed.
About 45 children attended the family craft event to make confetti eggs, or cascarones, an Easter tradition.
The library hosts a similar event every year, allowing children to make two confetti-filled eggs for free using dye, markers and stickers.
Victoria Public Library children's librarian, Erica Lien, 27, said that the point of family craft is to use the library as a cornerstone of the community.
"We love building community, so we make sure to have programs that leave space for people to meet each other," she said.
Other events at the library include summer reading, gingerbread house making and the next family craft - treasure box making, on April 24.
Gentry said that she tries to come to as many of the events as possible and has been taking Avery since her 6-year-old sister was her age.
"I think it's very educational and it allows children that don't have these opportunities to do them at no charge," she said.
The idea of the craft is to wait for Easter to smash the eggs on someone's head. However, as dye and glue dried on the eggs, it was clear that many wouldn't make it that long.
No one seemed to be safe from this month's craft as children vowed to smash their eggs on grandparents, mothers and fathers.
When asked if she would let her granddaughter cover her in the tiny shimmering pieces of confetti and eggshell, Gentry simply replied, "Of course."