We tried something new for decorating eggs this year, and can I just say that I am as pleased as punch (however pleased punch is, I don’t really know). This idea was no stroke of creative genius on my part. One of my beloved and fellow homeschooling friends sent me this link for blowing out eggs. I’ve never done such a thing, and it was with a bit of cynical “yeah this might very well be a flop” attitude that we trudged forward. Maybe that’s why success feels so nice.
So, here’s what you need for such an adventure.
Bowl of warm/hot water
Acrylic Paint in a variety of colors
Empty bowl to blow the yoke into
(Never mind the tissue paper…that was for another activity we did…HA!)
Start with your eggs in warm/hot water so the blowing out will be easier.
Push the tack into the top of the egg several times in the shape of a circle. This will take some gumption and you will have a bit of trepidation that you may end up with egg all over you. Take heart, it didn’t happen to us once!
The top hole is fairly small.
The bottom hole is quite a bit bigger and not really circular. Don’t make the hole really small or you will not be able to blow out the yolk.
Here is THE KEY to success! Grab a toothpick and poke the yoke several times to break it.
First the whites will come.
Then the yoke.
Rinse out the hollow egg and set it on a skewer to dry.
Once we blew all of our eggs we decided to stop and have breakfast to use up the eggs.
The was a great project even for Addie who is 3 1/2, although she had NO intention of putting her mouth on an egg!!
We did a base coat and let it dry on the skewers, and then the kids went back and did their own creative designs.
I love how they turned out. They would be great in a bouquet of flowers for someone special too. The best part is that we get to save them for next year!