We made hollow Easter Eggs!!
I am happy to report that we didn’t break a single egg during this process. I’ve been looking online for ways to make pretty Easter Eggs with the girls, but really didn’t want to make hard boiled eggs which we need to through away. So I started looking at how to make hollow eggs.
I remember my mom blowing out eggs over the Easter break for us kids to paint and decorate- I don’t remember watching exactly how she did it though. Since this was a bit of a spur-of-the-moment activity, I couldn’t just phone my mom to ask her how she did it. (She is in South Africa and I am in Canada, so there’s an eight hour time difference between us.)
Pinterest is your friend…
Off to Pinterest I went, and within a few minutes, I had a good idea of what to do. I also looked for a nice Keto Friendly Quiche recipe so that we don’t waste all the eggs. LOL!
First, wash the eggs and dry them thoroughly. (because, salmonella and stuff…)
You’ll need to make two holes in the egg- one at the top, and one at the bottom. I stuck a piece of sellotape over the areas where the holes must be. (This prevents the egg from cracking when you make the hole)
Next I used a pin and carefully started making the hole. This took quite some time to do, because I was scared of breaking the eggs. The shells were also incredibly hard. *Tip: Use room temperature eggs, I learned this the hard way…
Once the tiny hole was made, I used a toothpick to make the holes a bit bigger. The bottom whole I made quite a bit bigger than the top. Wiggle the toothpick around inside the egg to break the yolk.
Now some sites recommended that we use a straw to blow out the egg. That didn’t work for us, so I ended up just blowing it out without the straw. Again- this would have been MUCH easier if the eggs were room temperature.
Once all the “insides” were out, I removed the sellotape and washed and rinsed the eggs thoroughly. Then I put the hollowed eggs in the microwave for about 15- 20 second to dry and strengthen it a bit. Another tip- which we’ve done here- was to mix White Elmers Glue and water and “inject” it into the eggs. This is just to coat the inside and make it a bit stronger. Then we left the eggs out to dry overnight.
The next morning the girls were very excited to start decorating the Easter Eggs. To dye them you need the following:
- 1/2 a cup of boiling water
- 1 teaspoon of vinegar
- Food colouring
Mix this together.
**TIP: We used some Sticky Tack (well actually Prestik which my mom sent us from South Africa- this stuff sticks like crazy!) to cover the holes in the eggs before we began. You don’t want it to fill up with liquid**
Then we put the eggs in the coloured water, it kept floating so we used a plastic cup to keep the egg under the water. Unfortunately, my photo didn’t come out for this step, but let me know in the comments and I will post some pictures.
It worked beautifully!
Once they have dried- it was quick, a couple of hours- the girls painted and decorated their Easter Eggs.
This was a time-consuming craft- but it was really fun and the eggs ended up looking GREAT for the girl’s Easter display.
May you have a FAB Easter Long Weekend with your families.
This has definitely put us in the mood for Spring- so I guess Spring Cleaning is next on my list. You can download my Free Spring Cleaning Checklist right here to make life (and cleaning) much easier for yourself.
Love and Light!!