It’s almost Easter, and that means it’s time for an old Easter tradition: To blow out eggs.
This is a really cozy thing to do as a family, and it makes a cute and personal decoration.

This is a very old tradition in Scandinavia, which is why I decided to show my sister how to do it. (She is only 3 years old, but with a bit of help small children can do this too.) There are many similar traditions in Easter Europe, and they make some beautiful eggs too – it’s worth looking up.

Things you will need:

- Eggs (preferably white as it is easier to draw on)

- Something to draw/paint with (I used sharpies)

- A needle

- A bowl

- Sewing thread

- 1 match

- Scissors

Now you are ready to get started!

Step 1: Empty the shell

First Things first: If your egg is gross or you just don’t want chicken but on your mouth, it is a good idea to wash the egg before we start.

You have to make a hole in the shell of the egg. Take your needle and carefully poke a hole on top. You need to be patient: Too much violence with the needle can break you egg. Hold the egg like a tiny bird that you don’t wants to neither squeeze nor fly away.

When the first hole is done, make another one in the opposite end of the egg. When you have one hole on the top and one on the bottom you are ready to blow.

Place your lips on the last hole you made (don’t use the first, there’s probably raw egg coming out of there by now.) Make sure to have you bowl placed under the egg. Now start to blow. The point of this is that all the egg will come out through the tiny hole in the top, and then you’ll be left with only the shell. But eggs can be tough, both due to the membrane around the egg but also the yolk. Some eggs are easier than others, but you just have to keep blowing: Eventually it will come out.

When your shell is completely empty you are ready to the next step!

*The egg that is now in the bowl is perfect for an omelet or baking, so make sure to save it for later cooking*


It's so beautiful, the eggs you painted.
<p>Thank you! ^^</p>
Simply beautiful!! Great instructable
<p>Thank you so much!</p>
<p>is it possible to wash the inside of the egg too?</p>
<p>You can try, but be carefull not to ruin the holes in the egg by making the very big. Maybe try lowering it into a bath of hot water? I never experienced that it was nessesary, since the membrane from around the inside of the Shell is the first and last thing to come out. They eggs never smell or get gross, but if you want to wash it I'm sure it is possible :) </p>

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