Wisecrack Fortune Eggs




Introduction: Wisecrack Fortune Eggs

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Fortune cookies are always fun: the glib sayings, the dubious 'lucky' numbers. But what about when I'm not eating Chinese food or in the mood for a cookie after my meal? How about having a fortune inside of something other than a cookie, like eggs!

And, instead of fortunes maybe there could be terrible egg-puns, making you and your guests into wisecracks after dinner. Satisfy your craving for high cholesterol and terrible puns by hollowing out eggs, inserting a few clever egg-sayings and make your own wisecrack fortune eggs!

Enough talk, let's get cracking!

Step 1: Tools + Materials

  • sewing needle
  • pokey tool
  • cup
  • eggs

To hollow eggs simply poke a small hole in each end of the egg with the sewing needle, making one opening slightly larger than the other.
Then insert the needle all the way into the egg and stir the insides to break up the yolk, this will make the egg easier to blow out.

Step 2: Blow Out Eggs

Hold egg over cup or bowl with larger opening facing down.

Make a seal around the small opening of the egg with your mouth and start blowing into the egg. It will take some pressure to get the egg to come out from the shell, so be patient. If you're having trouble try reaming the openings with the needle and try again.

Step 3: Rinse Insides, Let Dry

After all eggs have been hollowed out rinse the insides under a thin stream of water, then leave to dry.

Step 4: Bonus: Make an Omelette

So, what are you going to do with all those eggs? While you're waiting for those shells to dry why not make yourself something to eat?!

If you're making a casserole for dinner you can use the eggs for that, or maybe you can make a tasty omelette. I chose the latter, because I love eggs and omelettes are a hard thing to pass up.

Here's a simple recipe for omelettes:
  • 3 eggs
  • fillings: any leftovers in the fridge
  • cheese
  • salt + pepper
Start by gently mixing eggs together (don't whip)
Preheat frying pan to a medium-high heat
Pour eggs into pan and let bottom and edges cook
When the top has almost no liquid left insert your fillings into one side of the omelette
With a spatula fold omelette over on top of fillings
Cook for until outside is golden brown
Serve immediately

Step 5: Make Egg Puns

Time to make some classic egg puns to put inside our eggs.

Since eggs are quite voluminous inside, your verbiage doesn't need top be just one line; you can write a poem or a small message related to puns. Even the most verbose oration can fit inside this ova.
Be creative with your egg theme, your guests will eggspect as much once they realize the egg is a bearer of fortune.

I searched everywhere looking for some unique eggs puns that weren't cliché: turns out, it's impossible. I'm pretty sure there's no such thing as a new egg-related pun or eggspesssion. In my internet search I even found my way back to an Instructable forum topic (was hit #6 on Google for 'egg puns'!).

Here's the ones I used:
  • “I have met a lot of hardboiled eggs in my time, but you're twenty minutes.” - Oscar Wilde
  • omletting you know you've got egg on your face
  • Egg puns: Albumening to talk to you about that, an oeuf is enough
  • cracking egg puns, ovum my dead body
If you think you've got an egg pun that no one has heard before leave your pun in the comments below.

Step 6: Roll Puns, Insert in Egg

Once you've settled on your terrible puns it's time to roll them up and insert them into your hollowed-out eggs.
Roll those puns tight in order to fit, or maybe ream the opening to allow your pun to fit.

If you want a seamless look to your egg you can glue small shell fragments to hide the openings. This is optional.

Step 7: Crack Wise

Your wisecrack fortune eggs are complete, lay an egg on each persons plate after dinner and let them crack wise.

Did you make your own wisecrack fortune eggs? Post a picture of your results with the egg in the comments below and earn a digital patch and a 3-month Pro Membership to Instructables.com.

What are you waiting for? Get cracking!



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    23 Discussions

    Awesome, I love terrible puns! I drive my girlfriend and my daughter crazy with the bad jokes I make, this would be a fun way to push them closer to the edge. Of course, bringing them an omelette with the bad jokes might soften the blow and make it go over easy.

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    This reminds me of a project my class was doing with egg shells, we were all supposed to bring in and empty egg, and my dad used a little shop vac to blow out the whites and yoke. Also, to this day I have no clue what we were going to do with the shells cause I got suspended and the teacher gave my empty egg to someone else >.>

    Moral to this story, you can't go wrong with a shop vac ;)

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    I put an omlett recipie:


    My egg pun:

    Ain't you glad this wasn't a cookie, and a chicken didn't lay this saying? I replaced a yolk with a joke!

    Wow cool! How did you make those progressive images into one image in the "Bonus" step and the last step?

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    Oh you're talking about a GIF image. I can't see any GIF image. Maybe my browser or something.

    Love the humor! Super idea! Thanks for sharing. I will add this to my family fun.

    I don't know how long you've been sitting on this idea, but it's quite a project. Dorky + crafty + high potential for deliciousness = eggcellence.