Step 2: Prepare the eggshells

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If you eat eggs, then save the eggshells when you use them. If you don't eat eggs, ask a friend to save the shells and carton for you.

1. Carefully crack the top third of the egg. You can do this by tapping the egg on the edge of a bowl, or tapping with a sharp knife.

2. Empty out the eggshells completely.

3. Wash the eggshells out well.

Optional step: If you are concerned about salmonella on the eggshells, put the empty eggshells in a pot of boiling water for a few minutes.

shantr0n6 years ago
D'you think one could use hard-boiled eggs for this? Or does it not matter?

Awesome instructable -I'm definitely doin' it when I get back from a trip so I can have my own li'l herb garden =)
I suspect that it would be very difficult to remove the shell in a sufficiently intact fashion from a hard-boiled egg.