How to Blow Out Easter Eggs

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My kids love decorating Easter eggs every year. For many years, we simply used the basic egg dyeing kits from the grocery store. In fact, we still use one or two kits every Spring to color the hard boiled eggs.

A few years ago, though, we were introduced to blowing out eggs to decorate. These hollow shells make a great canvas for painting AND we can keep them from year to year. Hollowed out egg shell painting has become a NEW family tradition that we all love. All you need are a few eggs (rinsed!), a small nail or metal skewer, a couple of tooth picks, a bowl, some paint brushes, and some creativity!

how to blow out easter eggs

How to blow out Easter Eggs before painting

  1. Take an uncooked egg in your hand and gently (with only light pressure) start “drilling” a hole in one end with a pointy object (I prefer to use the tip of a metal skewer but you can also use the tip of a nail). Once you’ve got a hole in one end, repeat on the other end of the egg.
  2. Stick a toothpick through each hole and wiggle it around inside to break up the yolk. Note: I typically make my holes the width of a toothpick. If you make the holes much bigger, they are more likely to crack.
  3. Holding the egg over a bowl, place your mouth over one of the holes and blow hard. Imagine blowing up a balloon. It’s hardest right when you get started, but once the yolk and egg whites start flowing, it comes out amazingly fast.
  4. Once you’ve cleared out the egg, sit it in an empty egg carton, hole side down, so that the rest of the liquid can drain.
  5. Rinse and dry your egg and decorate any way you can imagine!

We may not be a family of incredible artists, but we love to do this craft together, and we especially enjoy seeing the eggs we’ve decorated in years past when we pull out the Easter boxes each Spring.

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  1. I’d heard of this but never tried it. Great tutorial!

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  2. Thanks for the metal skewer tip!

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  3. I am very tempted to try this! I’m not crafty at all. Wondering…how many eggs should I expect to break before I get it right?

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  4. I LOVE how those came out!
    blueviolet @ A Nut in a Nutshell´s last blog post ..Bourbon Street &124 WW

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  5. Got to give it a try, great post…

    Easter wishes to you and your family in advance :)

    Greetings from India
    Samson
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  6. We were just trying to figure this one out just the other day!! Back when I was in pre-school the teacher would ask us each to bring a dozen of hollow eggs that we would later fill with confetti and cover the whole with paper mache and glue…then the teachers would hide them all on the playground and we would have to find them…we would later smack the eggs on our friends’ heads! it was so much fun!! I will have to give this one a try! Showers after that day used to be so colorful!!

    Thanks for the tip! Confetti eggs, here I come!!

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  7. I remember, years ago, blowing out large ostrich eggs to paint for Easter. My neighbor showed me how it was done & I loved it! My son is finally getting to the age where we could have fun painting eggs and so maybe we’ll give this a whirl before Easter gets here. Thank you for sharing! Thanks for the linky as well!
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  8. I’ve never been brave enough to try this!
    Lisa @ Oh Boy Oh Boy Oh Boy´s last blog post ..Basketball- Bulls Playoffs 2011

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  9. This is the part that makes my skin crawl!! Sometimes I ask myself every year WHY do i do this? =P I love this time of the year! Please remember the reason we celebrate!

    You have a very cute blog–i’m gonna go explore! You got a new follower–check out my blog as well please! =) “See” ya soon!

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  10. How cool! My girls would love to do this, but I don’t know if I have the patience. I’ll get Dad to do it. lol ;-)
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  11. I can see doing this when the girls are a bit older. Right now I’d be worried about them licking the raw egg! :)
    liz´s last blog post ..Blame it on the 90&8242s- Man!

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  12. Great tutorial. cute eggs.
    Secret Mom Thoughts´s last blog post ..Shes Got Style!

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  13. ah.. so that’s how you do it! ^_^ the idea of poking an egg s risky to me because I tend to break stuffs…^_^

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  14. How creative! They just dunked theirs and called it a day! Great post. Happy WW!

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  15. Lots of Easter fun for the kids. :-) Happy Wednesday.
    Joy @ Joy of Desserts´s last blog post ..Jelly Bean Story sweetly shares the meaning of Easter

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  16. Awesome. But seriously, that would be a complete egg mess all over my house. And I have one kid.
    Julie {Angry Julie Monday}´s last blog post ..Our First Day in New Orleans

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  17. Oh what a cool idea. When my girls are a little bit older I’ll definitely need to give this a try. Awesome photos, and a great project!
    Natalie´s last blog post ..As if I needed another project

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  18. very cool!
    Do you do anything special to preserve them or harden them? Coating of shellac???
    debi9kids´s last blog post ..Peace &amp Contentment

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  19. I remember doing this in girl scouts – I think next year I could try this with my little ones!
    Tiaras & Tantrums´s last blog post ..You Capture- Spring

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  20. Awesome. I’ve always wanted to know how to do this! It seems so much more intense that it really is! This is definitely something my son & I can do together!
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  21. Very cool! I still have so much left to do for Easter…

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  22. Like Kristi I’ve always wanted to do this too, but I guess I enjoy eating the boiled eggs too much. lol.
    alicia´s last blog post ..WW- Snippets of Spring

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    Lolli Reply:

    Oh, believe me–I am not about to give up my hared boiled eggs! I boiled about 30 eggs to dye the old fashioned way, and then we made about 6 of the blown out eggs. They are a whole different animal. :)
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  23. We decorated eggs this weekend too! We did it the old fashioned way, hard-boiled and dipped in dye.
    Allison @ Alli n Son´s last blog post ..Easter Egging

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    Lolli Reply:

    We did the old fashioned egg dyeing as well. All at the same time. Crazy!
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  24. Cool! I’ve always wanted to do this, but I’ve been too intimidated. This sounds doable though. I might need to give it a try this year. I’ll let you know how it all turns out if I do! :)

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    Lolli Reply:

    I hope you try it! Be sure to take lots of pictures if you do. it’s hilarious!
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