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Tutorial - Blown Eggs
by Wen Zientek-Sico

Learn how to make blown eggs quickly, carefully, and safely with our tutorial. Also includes a list of egg decorating projects that used blown eggs.

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Blown Eggs

Blown eggs are a bit harder to make than hard boiled eggs and are more fragile, but do have some definite advantages. They last forever, do not need to be refrigerated, and are light enough to use in a variety of ways.

There are special kits and tools for blowing eggs that make the process easier and safer for children and adults alike. Salmonella is always a risk when dealing with raw eggs and traditional methods of blowing eggs do require contact with raw eggs. Pasteurized eggs in the shell are available in many marketplaces and provide the best way to make blown eggs safely with no special tools (which can be expensive).

We found the best way to blow eggs is to make two holes in each end with a needle, and then to widen one of the holes with a toothpick. Traditional directions say to just use a needle, but we found that children (and most adults) found it impossible to blow the eggs with holes that small. We also used a cake tester to break the egg yolk in a few places, which made the process easier. Shake the egg very well to break the yolk and, standing over a sink or bowl, blow into the smaller hole with all your might. The egg white and yolk should drain from the bottom. Repeat the process until the egg is empty. Wash the egg well and set aside to dry.

Projects Using Blown Eggs:

Button Eggs

Decoupaged Eggs

Egg Heads

Polished Eggs

Rub-On Eggs

Project Developed, Styled, and Photographed by Wen Zientek-Sico.

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