I love decorating my home for Easter. One of my favorite decorations to use are blown out Easter eggs. Real decorated eggs just give the Easter decorations a more authentic feel.
How to Make Blown Out Easter Eggs to Decorate Your Home for Easter
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Blown out Easter eggs has been a staple Easter decoration in my home since I was a child. My mother made tons of them, and every year the eggs would be all over decorating our home. I was lucky because when I first got my own home my mother gave me a carton full of eggs to decorate with.
Blown out Easter eggs are very fragile though, so it’s normal to have some break now and then. It had gotten to the point by last year that I need to add some new eggs to my collection. I mostly have my cats and hard wood floors to thank for that.
I’m not going to lie. Making blown out Easter eggs is not the easiest process, but the end result is totally worth it. I’m still working on getting the hang of it, but my mother is quite the pro.
Supplies Needed to Make Blown Out Easter Eggs
How to Make Your Blown Out Easter Eggs
The first step in making blown out Easter eggs is to actually blow them out. This is the hardest part. Once you have the eggs blown out the rest is easy. I like to do this step when I’m baking. Then I am still able to use the yolk.
To blow out the eggs you first need to make a small hole on each end of the egg. You do this by tapping the egg with a fork to make a hole. You need to be very gentle when you do this because if you tap too hard the egg could crack and then you won’t be able to use that egg.
Once you have made the holes use a toothpick, or possibly the fork, to widen the holes some. You don’t want huge holes, but if they’re too small then getting the yolk out will be very difficult.
Once you have prepped the holes on each end of the egg put your mouth over one of the holes. Then you’re literally going to blow the insides of the egg out into a bowl. If you’re having a difficult time getting stuff to come out use your fork or toothpick to make the holes larger. Be careful though because at this point the egg can crack very easily.
Once you’ve gotten everything out of the egg shell run it under some water to clean it. Then store it in an egg carton until you are ready to dye it.
Once you have blown out all of the eggs that you want it’s time to dye them. You can use any egg dye kit that you want. It can be fun over the years to do different ones to create lots of different looks.
It takes a bit more work to dye blown out eggs than regular ones. That’s because they float on top of the dye so you need to hold the egg down in the dye for the entire time.
When you’re egg is the shade you want it take it out of the dye and then gently put your mouth over one of the holes and blow out any dye that is trapped inside. Finally put it back in the egg carton to dry. These eggs will continue to leak some dye as they dry, so you’ll want to put a little piece of paper towel in the bottom of the egg carton to catch it.
After the dye has fully dried you can use your blown out Easter eggs for decorating! There are a lot of fun decorating items that you can find that are meant specifically to hold eggs. Those are my favorite places to put my eggs, but you can put them out anyway you want.
When it’s time to put the Easter decorations away put the eggs back in the egg carton for storage. That should keep them safe until the next time the Easter decorations come out.
Easter decorating is so much fun. Especially with real blown out Easter eggs to decorate with!