I love decorating my house for Easter. Even if there is snow on the ground it can still feel like spring inside. One thing that I love to use for decorating are Easter Eggs. Now I do use plastic eggs in low locations due to Nick and the cats (I can’t tell you how many of my good eggs the cats have broken over the years), but I love to dye real eggs to set out. You can make beautiful blown out decorative Easter Eggs to set out in your home every year. I will say it’s not the easiest process, but then end result is very rewarding, and you can use them for a very long time.
How to Make Blown Out Decorative Easter Eggs
Easter Egg dye kit and necessary materials
1. First you need to blow out the eggs. This is the hard step. You do not want to do them all at one time because it’s waste of good eggs. You’ll also likely end up with very sore cheeks and you could get dizzy (been there). Personally I think that the best way to do this is to blow out an egg when you need one for cooking. With the fork tap a small hole into each end of the egg (see picture below). Be gentle when doing this because if the egg cracks than you can’t use it. Once you have the holes use a toothpick (and possibly the fork) to widen the holes some. Then you are going to put your mouth over one of the holes and blow out the insides of the egg into a bowl. This can take some time, so make sure you’re not in a rush to make whatever it is you’re cooking. If you’re having a difficult time getting stuff out continue to use the fork and toothpick to help widen the hole. Be careful though because the egg can crack very easily at this point. When everything is out of the egg run it under some water to clean it and then store it in an empty egg carton. Do this as many times as you want. It just depends on how many eggs you want to make.
2. Next you dye the eggs. You can do this anytime you want, but we’ve always done it when we’ve dyed are eggs for the Easter Bunny to hide. You can use any egg dying kit that you want. Doing different kinds make for some fun and different styles. The blown out eggs take more work to dye than a regular egg because it will float, so you’ll have to hold it down for the entire time. Otherwise just dye it the way you would any egg. When you’re done lift it out of the dye and give it a moment because it’s going to be full of dye, so you’ll need to let it run out. Then put it back in the egg carton to dry. You’ll want to put a little piece of paper towel in the bottom for the egg carton to catch the extra dye that will run out.
3. Set your eggs out! Once the egg is all dry you’re good to go. You can set them out to decorate your home any way you like. You’ll find them all over in my home. Every year when I pick up my decorations I just put the eggs back in the egg carton and store them inside the tub with my other Easter decorations.