egg blowin

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by minniechicks, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. minniechicks

    minniechicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you blow your eggs without cracking them??? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Every one I do I crack. Can someone please Help!!!
     
  2. minniechicks

    minniechicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    also do you paint before you blow or after
     
  3. minniechicks

    minniechicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    got another question. do you dip them in something before or after. and do you clean them out and with what and how.
     
  4. goldenluver

    goldenluver Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2009
    Springfield, Oregon
    it could be that your egg is real fresh and the yolk/whites are thick. try blowing week old eggs and scramble the yolk inside with a scewer or something.
     
  5. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    I don't paint eggs yet but heres what I do for blowing out the eggs

    LF/bantam eggs I take a small drill bit and with my hand my a small hole in each end. I just simply blow on an end until everything is out. Then I take a small needle/syringe and [ut some water into the egg and shake it then blow the water/goo out. Repeat several times and it should be good.

    On small egs like songbirds/button quail/ coturnix quail eggs I make a small hole in each end with a safety pin (don't ask why has always worked for me LOL) and then take a syring/needle and suck out the contents of the egg. Same with the other eggs I put a little bit of water shake and then suck out the contents with the needle/syringe.


    Be careful when putting water in the egg if to much pressure is applied it will blow up!
     
  6. HeatherLynn

    HeatherLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fresh eggs are a ton harder to blow. I had such a migraine from trying so believe me. Anywho what I do is I take a knife and just tap tap tap each end. If I am having brittle or weak egg shells I don't even bother trying. They will crack every time. Directly after blowing I do run water through mine. Usually I just close one hole with my finger, use the other hole to add some water, shake well and blow again to make sure all the water comes out. I have painted mine in the past. This time I am doing my blue eggs so.....if they get paint it will just be a small design. I really wanna show off those natural colors. My mother has several she bought in Salzburg and they just have designs painted on the natural shell and then a clear coat over that. We have bought others that covered in paint. I will assume they have a clear coat too but I have no way of verifying that. I use a craft paint that is good for outdoors so I don't have to use a clear coat. I changes the shade of the egg.
     
  7. AkTomboy

    AkTomboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2009
    DJ, Alaska
    For doing my ornamental eggs I do the fallowing

    I scrub all eggs with a non-stick safe sponge, blow egg, rinse inside of egg, blow egg again, microwave egg, scrub again, dry with dish rag, decorate ~ paint, rubons whatever, end cap and seal. So far everything is sticking well, I use superglue gel, or the one that has a paint brush.

    For blowing

    I use a needle to make a hole in one end, then flip the shell out towards me, then flip egg put needle in egg blow air SLOWLY, you can feel if the egg is going to explode so take off some of the excess pressure. My eggs are done same day as collected, it might be you have weak egg shells or are just useing an excess amount of pressure.
     
  8. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:DITO...Thats what I do too. Never had a problem blowing eggs up, I sat..well stood yesterday and blew out a dozen eggs in 10 minutes, cleaned them out, zapped them in the dinger and we are good to go for selling. Plus...the dogs sit and wait, watching the bowl fill with eggs then they mumble and moan untill I cook them up and they jump around all excited waiting for their eggs. I cooked the eggs for the ducks once...they looked at me like I was stoopid, the cats came into the yard and ate most of it, the ducks, they got Peas instead.
     
  9. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Does anyone know what a fair price is for selling blown eggs. I have been makeing ornaments but cant give them away so now im thinking of selling the blown eggs instead.
     
  10. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I try to sell mine for $2 [​IMG] People always compliment them but never want to spend the money on them.
     

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