Blowing eggs is a traditional thing to do at Easter to create painted eggs to use for gifts or just as decoration. It is a fun activity to do with your kids at Easter time so if you are looking for directions as to how to blow an egg then you have come to the right place!
- A pin or needle
- A cocktail stick
- A fresh egg!
It is best that the egg has been out of the fridge for a bit before you blow it but it is still fine to blow an egg that has come straight out of the fridge, it is just that the egg itself will be a little less viscous and hence it will make it a bit easier to get the contents out.
How to Blow an Egg
So, to blow an egg, the first thing you need to do is to put 2 holes into the egg. The holes can be anywhere in the egg but it is easier to blow it if the holes are at the bottom and the top of the egg. However, if you find flaws in the egg that may be easier to put a hole in then by all means use those.
One of the holes can be pretty small – you do not need a big hole to blow through. However, the other hole needs to be slightly larger so that the contents of the egg can come out. Start making the holes with a pin or needle as this will be the easiest way to make a small hole in the shell without breaking it.
Once one of the holes is large enough to get a cocktail stick into, put the stick in and push it in and out so that it breaks the yolk. If you mush the egg up inside a bit then it makes it easier for the contents of the egg to come out.
When you have done this, you can start blowing out the contents of the egg. Put your lips to the smaller hole and blow until the egg starts coming out of the larger hole – if the egg does not start to come out then try and break it up a bit more with the cocktail stick.
Once you have blown out all of the contents of the egg put some water in the egg and swish it about to clean out the inside. Do this a couple of times to make sure that the egg is clean inside. When you have done this put the egg in the microwave for around 10-20 seconds to dry it out.
If everything you have used to blow the egg has been clean then you can always use the egg itself to make scrambled eggs or anything you want to – you don’t have to throw it away!
Once the egg is clean and dry you can proceed to paint it. Many types of paint are suitable for this including craft paint and acrylic paint – you can also use glass paint in small tubes to make lines on the painted egg.