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Have you gathered your materials yet?
- eggs (of course!), raw. We're using chicken eggs, but if you have access to others, feel free to use them as well.
- paint (any sort)
- long embroidery needle or hat pin
- paint brushes
- hot glue
- clear spray-on coating
- beads, buttons, ribbon, trim, etc.
- modge podge (optional)
- vintage Easter card pictures (optional)
- toilet paper tubes for egg holders
Decide how many eggs you want to decorate. Leave those eggs in the egg carton and put the others in a bowl in the refrigerator. It is a whole lot easier to make the holes in the eggs if you let them sit in the carton. We're doing a dozen. Let your chosen eggs warm to room temperature.
Grab your embroidery needle or your hat pin and use it to poke a teeny hole in the top of the eggs. The small hole should correspond to the small end of the egg.
Flip the eggs topsy-turvy and poke another hole in the wider end of the egg. This hole should be larger, but no more than one quarter inch in diameter. If you can get by with smaller than that, go for it. I used the same needle and just squiggled it around to widen the gap. See the difference in size between the egg on the left and the one on the right?
While you have your needle in there, go ahead and pop the yolk.
Then, hold the egg up to your lips and blow that sucker! You want to blow into the larger hole so that the inside of the egg comes out through the smaller hole. If that doesn't work, just flip it over and do it the other way. Be sure to put out a bowl to catch the slime.
It is kind of hard to do and sometimes you just have to let go of your self-esteem and go for it. When you're done blowing all the eggs, stick the yolk mixture into the fridge and scramble it up for breakfast. Make sure you cook it within 24 hours.
Dry your slobber off of your eggs and get ready to paint.
Photo Credit: Happy Easter! by ButterflySha via Flickr