How to Blow Out an Egg for Decorating and Craft Projects

updated Dec 19, 2019
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Whether Easter’s on its way or you’re just looking to decorate with eggs to add a touch of organic beauty around your home, blown eggs are a great way to utilize both the package, and the contents of the package with little to no waste at all.

What You Need


  • Raw eggs


  • Thumbtack
  • Toothpick or bamboo skewer
  • Small bowl
  • Straw (narrower the better) or syringe


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1. Balance the egg vertically on the table and start by pressing a thumb tack into the very top point and bottom point of your egg. Be sure to place your fingers at the very top and bottom of the egg while doing this, holding on to the sides could crush the egg.

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2. Insert a toothpick (or skewer) into the holes created by the thumbtack and wiggle it around a bit to make the hole large enough to insert your straw or syringe.

Tip: If you want a smaller less obvious hole on each end, try different ways to blow through the hole, e.g. a coffee stirrer straw or ear syringe. And although it’s more effort, your mouth works too!

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3. Insert a straw and wiggle it around the inside of the egg so that it pokes the yoke. Hold the egg close to the bowl and blow through the top of the straw. If the hole at the top of the egg is larger than the bottom hole you might end up blowing some of the egg back out of the top of the egg — but either way, it’s coming out!

4. After the contents of the eggs are removed, rinse the eggs and blow out excess water. Set on a towel to dry overnight.

As for the contents? Well… you’ve got a good start on french toast! Try one of these recipes from The Kitchn to get you on your way!

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