We’ve been wanting to decorate Easter eggs, but it’s really too early to start using hard-boiled eggs. So we blew out some eggs.
This is something my mom and I both remember from our childhoods.
You end up with empty egg shells that can be decorated and saved for as long as you like.
Or at least as long as they don’t get dropped on the floor or the toddler tries to eat them. (Can you tell we’ve had a few casualties already?)
Here’s how to do it…
Blowing Out Easter Eggs
- Fresh eggs, washed
- A small nail (or pin)
- Dish soap or vinegar
Step 1 :: Make Your Holes
First we poked holes at the top and bottom of the eggs with pins. The pin holes are teeny tiny, so we used a small nail to enlarge the holes enough to blow out the egg. We made the bottom hole a little bigger than the top hole.
My mom is the master of doing this perfectly. Me? Not so much.
Step 2 :: Blow through the small hole
Then we put our mouths over the top hole and blew.
And blew. Whew! Blowing out Easter eggs is hard work!
I was surprised at how well Maia did though. She held her own.
Step 3 :: Wash the Hollow Eggs
After blowing out all the eggs, we washed the egg shells with soap and water and set them aside to dry. (You could also soak them in vinegar and water.)
The inside of the eggs get turned into quiche or scrambled eggs or something else tasty to eat, so the egg doesn’t get wasted.
After you blow out your eggs, it’s time to decorate them!
For other ways to blow out Easter eggs with kids check out this post on Tinkerlab ::
How to Blow Out an Egg with Three Easy Tricks (on Tinkerlab)
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