Blowing eggs is good fun and you can make some really cute Easter decorations with the kids using the shells. Save the yolks too – omelette for lunch anyone?
You will need:
- Fresh eggs in an egg box
- A safety pin
- A toothpick
- A straw
- A bowl
- Pens / craft materials to decorate
- Wooden skewers if you wish to stand them in plant pots
1. Sit an egg in an egg box to steady it. Hold the egg still and gently push a hole in the top centre with a safety pin. Then, carefully push one end of the pin in as far as it will go to widen the hole.
2. Take a toothpick and insert it into the hole. Give it a quick stir around to help break up the yolk and make it easier to remove the insides.
3. Flip the egg over and make a second hole on the opposite side with your pin. This hole needs to be a little bigger, than the one at the top, but be careful not to crack the shell. Stir the yolk again with your toothpick.
4. Hold the egg over a bowl with the biggest hole at the bottom. Use a straw to remove the contents of the egg by placing the tip of the straw over the top hole and blowing hard. The egg white will come out first, followed by the yolk. Be patient as it can often take a little while to get the yolk moving.
When the egg becomes lighter and you are just blowing out bubbles of egg white, followed by air, then it’s done.
5. Next you’ll need to clean out the shell by holding it carefully under the hot tap. Then, wipe it gently with kitchen paper and leave it to dry.
6. Once the egg is dry, decorate with paint, pens, stickers, sequins, glitter or whatever else takes your fancy!