You may want to learn how to blow out an egg for many reasons. You may want to save your children’s Easter creations as a keepsake.
Another popular reason might be to make confetti eggs. This would entail blowing out an egg and filling it with confetti.
No matter the reason, we will show you a few different ways to blow out an egg.
Blowing Out an Egg
1. Simple Egg Topper Tool
- Cleanly cracks the top of the egg shell so that it's easily lifted off by hand or with a knife
- Works on both soft and hard boiled eggs
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By far the simplest way to empty an egg would be to use an egg topper tool. This may not be ideal as the hole may be larger than you want it. Many will use this tool to help make confetti eggs. It’s going to be very efficient and simplistic.
2. Emptying Eggs with a Hand Drill
Whether you dye, paint, or decoupage your egg masterpieces, they’ll last longer if you blow out the contents and remove the white and yolk, leaving only the shell to decorate.
- Drill with 1/8-inch bit
- Sharp cuticle scissors
- Ear syringe
- Soap and water
- 1/8-inch-diameter dowel
- Masking tape
- Remove the contents of the egg. Make a hole as small as 1/8 inch in each end of a hen’s egg. A mini drill and sharp-pointed cuticle scissors are good tools for keeping the holes small. Work over a bowl. The insides may start draining when you pierce the second opening.
- Keeping the egg over a bowl or the sink, use an ear syringe to blow air into the egg and force the contents out the opposite hole. Rinse the egg with mild soap, water, and a small amount of bleach.
- Slip empty eggshell onto a dowel. For decoupage, you want to avoid getting fingerprints on the eggshell, so slide it onto a 1/8-inch-diameter dowel. To prevent the egg from sliding, wrap a small piece of masking tape around the dowel just above and below the egg.
From: Ladies Home Journal
3. Blowing Out Eggs the Old Fashioned Way
- Wash your egg well.
- Carefully poke a small hole at each end of the raw egg.
- Hold the egg over a bowl and blow into one of the holes. The egg liquid should slowly come out of the other hole. Sometimes this is a big job, and children will need an adult’s help.
- Once the eggshell is empty, rinse it off and set it aside to dry
We hope you have found these three methods very helpful on how to blow out an egg. Which one did you decide to use? Whatever the use, we hope you have fun.