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How to Blow Out an Egg – Create Keepsake Easter Eggs with Kids

by Jean Van't Hul
April 12, 2011

Learn how to blow out an egg with step-by-step instructions. Decorate the egg shells with kids and keep them for years to come!

How to Blow Out an Egg with Kids

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…

How to Blow Out an Egg 


  • Fresh eggs, washed
  • A small nail (or pin)
  • Bowl
  • 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.

How to Blow Out an Egg with Kids

Step 2. Blow through the small hole.

Then we put our mouths over the top hole and blew.

And blew.

How to Blow Out an Egg with Kids

And blew. Whew! Blowing out Easter eggs is hard work!

How to Blow Out an Egg with Kids

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.)

We use the inside of the eggs for quiche, scrambled eggs or something else tasty to eat, so the eggs don’t get wasted.

After you learn how to blow out an egg, it’s time to decorate it!

Here are 11 fun Easter egg decorating ideas to try. We used our blown out eggs to make these beautiful collage Easter eggs and then hung them from our new Easter egg tree. And here are more ideas for decorating your egg shells!

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