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Sometimes decorated Easter eggs are just too pretty to destroy and eat. If you want to create Easter eggs or decorated eggs that will last and last then blow out eggs is the way to go. There are two methods of creating blow out eggs, one requires two holes and the other just requires one hole.
For both methods of blow out eggs you need raw (not hard boiled) room temperature eggs. Use a tapestry needle or another tool that will pierce the eggshell and reach pretty far into the egg itself. Expand the hole to desired width by rotating the needle in the hole or moving up to a larger implement, such as a nail.
For the one hole method you will want to pierce the larger or fatter end of the egg. If you’re going to suck the insides out with a syringe then the hole needs to be just big enough to get the syringe inside. If you’re going to use a cocktail straw or other implement to blow the insides out then you’ll want a bigger hole because you have to insert the straw and leave enough room for the egg to come out of the hole around the straw. This is the more difficult method. Once you have your hole created you’ll want to insert something into the hole and break the egg yolk. Then swish it around a bit to loosen the entire egg from the shell.
For two hole egg blow outs you’ll want to wash the egg first with soap and water to eliminate any chance of getting salmonella. Then poke holes in both ends. The fatter end of the eggs should have a larger hole because this is the end the egg will be coming out of. Like the first method, use a sharp implement to poke the yolk and stir it around to break up the egg contents. Then simply place your mouth on the smaller hole and blow. It will take a bit of pressure initially but gets easier once you get it going.
Rinse the eggs, inside and out, with water and then microwave them for about 20 seconds to harden the shell. Let them dry overnight before decorating.