Blowing Eggs - Craft Questions

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by wegotchickens, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sevier County, TN
    DH and blew out 6 green eggs Tuesday night. I picked the holes and he did the blowing (since he has so much hot air [​IMG] )

    Who has kept their blown eggs?
    Did you coat them in acrylic or anything?
    Do you think clear nail polish would work?

    Has anyone decorated one up fancy?

    Looking for suggestions, since we're going to blow out all the green ones until we have enough for the family members as Christmas ornaments.

    I already got instructions on using pearl-headed pins to plug the holes, silk flowers to help cover the holes, and rick-rack as some decorating ideas, as well as gluing little crystals on them.

    But you are all so creative I thought I'd ask and see what YOU do to decorate and save blown eggs...

    (Don't you hate it when you proof your work, post it, and THEN notice a mistake?)
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2007
  2. Country Gal

    Country Gal Songster

    Feb 2, 2007
    Capac, MI
    I blew out my first egg... it's only 2 weeks old. I haven't covered it with anything yet, but I plan on on trying some clear acrylic spray paint.

    Good idea on the pearl headed pins to fill in the holes... I'll have to remember that one!
  3. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Is there a thread on this Forum about the best method to blow out eggs?
  4. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sevier County, TN
    I couldn't find one. Not a stand-alone thread. Found some references mixed in with other topics, though.
  5. 2mnypets

    2mnypets Songster

    Apr 11, 2007
    Galesburg, IL.
    I know that one of our members decorates eggs for a living. Have to go look for the thread. Don't mind the editing done on this'll be because I'm adding the link for the other thread or just bad spelling on my part.
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2007
  6. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    I've tried blowing eggs in the past and about gave myself a brain anyeurism. There must be a better way than what I was doing. I poked a small hole in the bottom and top to blow out the contents.

    I had to get my hole REALLY big to get the contents out without blowing out my ear drums... what was I doing wrong??
  7. JaciesCoop

    JaciesCoop Songster

    Aug 16, 2007
  8. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sevier County, TN
    I had the same problem, but DH blew them out without the eardrum thing. We did have to enlarge the bottom hole a little, though. Then I read fresh eggs are thicker, so not as easy to blow. We did make a good team effort, though...

    He said to do a gentle steady stream of air, not try to blow hard at all.

    Martha Stewart claims you can use an ear-washing syringe to blow them out. Haven't tried it. She also said there ar special egg-blowing tools out there, but I've got other stuff to spend my $ on... like crickets for treat time!
  9. After you poke the holes if you pop the yolk the blowing is a lot easier.

    I paint eggs.

    If you just want them to keep their natural color you do not have to seal them with anything.

    I also thread ribbions thru them a knot on the big end and a loop on the other side and hang them.
  10. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Songster

    Aug 24, 2007
    St Clair County, Il
    These directions were in the back of one of my chicken books along with other craft ideas and recipes.

    Blowing an egg:
    1. With a sharp implement such as a compass point or darning needle, pierce a small hole in the narrow end of the egg. (I've read of people using safety pins)
    2.Pierce another hole at the wider end, making it a bit larger than the other hole while still keeping it as small as possible. Don't worry if it looks a bit messy, as this end won't be visible when you display your decorated egg.
    3. Insert a toothpick through the larger hole and wiggle it about to break the yolk.
    4. Holding the egg over a bowl, blow through the small hole. Although this is hard work, the egg should gradually come out. If you don't see yolk, keep wigglling the toothpick-the yolk won't come out unless it is broken. If you really can't get any egg out you will have to enlarge the hole at the bottom. (Gets better with practice)
    5. Try to get some water into the hollow shell through the larger hole (a syringe may help here) and shake it about to wash the inside, then blow this out and place the shell somewhere warm to dry out completely. The egg is now ready to decorate.
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2007

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