Looking to create some decorated eggs this year with your family? But, would really like to preserve them to come out again next year. Well you could buy some wooden or plastic eggs and decorate them or you could go traditional and blow your eggs. It’s really simple to do! So here you go our simple guide on how to blow eggs.
Although you can of course hard boil your eggs then dye you are a little limited with how you decorate them. Some paints may seep through the egg shells and contaminate the eggs. And, you really can’t prepare them that much in advance. Instead you can blow you egg and eat it decorate it ahead of time and create some beautiful dyed, wax resist or painted eggs that will last.
Blowing Eggs is something that my grandmother used to do, the eggs would then be used in the cookies or cakes for Easter and we would spend time doing it together.
More recently I’ve done this with our kid’s Cub Scout group on a zoom call where they all blew the eggs and decorated them using our wax resist method. If you can do the activity with 7 to 10-year-olds on a zoom call you know it’s going to be easy.
How to Blow Eggs
So how do we do it? What do you need?
First it’s going to get a little messy so you may want to do this in the kitchen with an apron on!
Materials Needed to Blow Eggs
- An Egg
- Jar or container
- Tooth Pick
Instructions for Blowing Eggs
- Hold the egg around the widest part with the pointed end up.
- Using the needle pierce the top with the needle.
- Turn the egg over and pierce the bottom with the needle.
- Using the needle slightly expand the holes in the egg shell. You want the bottom hole to be bigger than the top one.
- Once you have 2 holes made. Use the tooth pick and mix the yolk and white inside the egg breaking the membrane.
- Now you can shake the egg out, or go traditional and blow into the smaller of the two holes and watch the egg come out of the bottom.
- When you have the egg white and yolk removed set aside for baking.
- Wash the egg out under running water.
Now you can decorate check out these ways to decorate the eggs below:
Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.