how to make blown-out eggs to decorate for easter
Kids love having the ability to create their own whimsical, custom-crafted Easter eggs. Almost as much as you’ll love the easy clean up.
Who says you have to break out those old-fashioned egg dyes and subject your kitchen to the inevitable spills, stains and smeary handprints? This Easter, let your guests decorate their eggs with buttons, pipe cleaners, ribbons and googly eyes.
What You’ll Need
- Eggs (consider buying both white and brown eggs for variety)
- A large sewing or knitting needle
- Non-toxic craft glue
- Crafting supplies such as colored pencils, glitter, pipe cleaners, ribbons, raffia, goggly eyes, feathers and felt fabrics (for making beaks, hats, etc.)
- Napkin rings (optional)
Let’s Do It
- Start by removing the insides of your eggs, leaving behind a non-perishable outer shell
- While standing over a large bowl, take a washed, uncooked egg and use a needle to carefully poke a small hole in the top and then poke a larger hole in the bottom
- Blow through the top of the egg until all of the insides are removed
- Carefully wash your empty eggs and set aside to dry
- Prep your crafting station with decorations and glue and you’re all set to go