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Here are some spooky little Halloween decorations made from hollowed out eggs and LED candles. These "pumpkin eggs" are easy to make, inexpensive, and unlike carved pumpkins, they won't rot. You can place on your window sill on Halloween night or use it to decorate your desk at the office and impress your co-workers.
These are Halloween versions of a the [[http://www.instructables.com/id/Eggcellent-Night-Light!/] Eggcelent Night Light! and the http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Ball/ LED Ping Pong Ball.
 
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Step 1: Materials

You will need:

  • Egg(s) or ping pong ball(s)
  • Needle/awl for hollowing out egg
  • Orange Easter egg dye (or use red and yellow food colouring with white vinegar- you will also need a cup, spoon, paper towel and hot water)
  • LED candles (I bought 3 flickering candles for $1.99)
  • black craft or hobby paint
  • black Sharpie
  • fine paint brushes
  • glue
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • orange felt pen for colouring ping pong ball
  • "pumpkin carving" design or template
  • (finger)nail hardener or clear nail polish to make eggs a bit more durable

Step 2: Hollowing Out Egg

  • Wash egg and poker(needle, awl etc)
  • Gently poke* hole in bottom, and enlarge by delicately chipping around the hole.
  • Poke hole in the top of the egg.
  • Blow (don't suck) into the smaller hole on the top of the egg until empty, forcing the egg whites and yolk out of the larger bottom hole into a bowl.
  • Rinse out the egg by running water into the larger hole and blowing out, repeat until water coming out looks clear.

Make sure that the bottom hole is large enough so that the light will fit.

*If you are having trouble poking through the shell, tap the top of the needle/awl gently with a spoon.
tryan62 years ago
nice post dude i like it so much, that was awesome idea
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ChrysN (author)  burnerjack013 years ago
Yes, it would be great to encourage creativity and ingenuity in schools!
Some Dork3 years ago
No way! I never thought of doing something like this, awesome! My kids would love this project.
ChrysN (author)  Some Dork3 years ago
Yes It's a fun project for kids!
Mirime4 years ago
to help get out to yolk break it up with a skewer and use a small aquairium pump worked for us on easter eggs mom only broke a few that way
ChrysN (author)  Mirime4 years ago
Thanks for the advice, I like the idea of using the pump I find blowing it out kind of gross.
Mirime4 years ago
He's suppervising you
Mirime4 years ago
these will work for our goose eggs no futsing with resizing the patterns! ;)
CyborgGold4 years ago
Great idea! thanks for making the i'ble with so much detail, its nice to see.

you could also print the images out and cut out the areas you want kept white, glue them on the egg with some glue stick, then spray paint, you could even hang the shell from a thread knotted on one end and strung through the small blow hole.
ChrysN (author)  CyborgGold4 years ago
Stringing them up sounds like a great idea. Thanks.
chaitanyak4 years ago
hey! good idea.. i used to paint and draw on eggshells all the time.. never though of lighting em up!
ChrysN (author)  chaitanyak4 years ago
Yeah, they glow quite nicely.
KMOM145 years ago
Great idea!
ChrysN (author)  KMOM145 years ago
Thanks!
Carole B.5 years ago
Clever! Carole B.
ChrysN (author)  Carole B.5 years ago
Thanks!
I like it. You've got my vote in the contest.
ChrysN (author)  threecheersfornick5 years ago
Thanks!