Wednesday, December 18, 2013

How to make a blown egg......

Last year I made the oldest country kid a blown egg ornament for Christmas. Not just any egg mind you…. But from the first egg his hen, Ester, ever laid. He loved it and I must admit I was rather proud of pulling it off. Everyone says blowing an egg is hard… honestly I think it is about the easiest darn thing ever. Now deciding how to decorate your egg…. That is hard! LOL All those choices!!

I am here to tell you…. Do not be afraid of trying to blow eggs!!! You do not need any special kits to do this project either. I simply used a push pin/thumb tack or what ever you call it in your neck of the woods and an unbent paper clip…. Really…. That’s all!!!

Start by pushing the push pin into one end of the egg. I turn mine back and forth between my fingers as I push. Once the pin is in the egg I rotate it around the hole to open it up a little. Now repeat this on the other end of the egg so you have another hole. These holes are not just for blowing but you could run a decorative ribbon through them with a needle to decorate if you feel so inclined.

Once you have your holes, take the unbent paper clip and stick it in the egg and start moving it around. It is kind of like the ancient Egyptian embalming practice of sticking a stick up the nose and swirling the brains to get them to come out…. Only this is just an egg. Scramble those egg “brains” up for a minute and you should already see egg membrane starting to ooze out the bottom hole. Now make a seal with you mouth on the egg and blow. If you scrambled your egg “brains” well, it should just all slide out quick and easy.

Once your egg is empty you need to rinse it. Just run some water over it and a little will go in the holes… shake, empty and dry your egg. That’s it, simple and easy….. Now for the hard part… deciding how you want to decorate your blown eggs….. that I leave up to you!

Steps to blowing an egg.....

44 comments:

  1. I have always wanted to do this, however didn't have the special tool...and I also heard it was difficult. You changed that for me. Yesterday our Marans laid her very first, albeit tiny, egg. I decided to try....and viola! blown egg...using push pin and paperclip. Thank You, and have the best of holidays....

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    1. You go Kathy!! So proud of you for doing it!!!

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  2. There is no way in the world I could do this without cracking it! I may try this over vacation with the kids. I really think they would get a kick out of it!

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  3. This is a great tutorial for how to make blown eggs. I love this! I'll definitely try to do this.

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    1. Go for it TaMara, I promise you will be so proud of yourself and impress your friends.

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  4. I have a dark green duck egg I want to try this on. thanks for making it seem easy.

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    1. Oh I bet that will look beautiful!!! And it is easy, I promise :)

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  5. You're great! I would so break that egg if I even attempted this!

    Thanks so much for sharing on Turn It Up Tuesday! We love having you! :)

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    1. Thanks for hosting and you should give it a try, I bet you can do it :)

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  6. Always wondered how this is done. Thanks for sharing! Should be fun to try.

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  7. Thank you for sharing and joining in the fun at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Leaving some hugs on your lovely blog

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  8. I have always wondered about this. It may be too delicate of a task for me...lol. This is a great tutorial. Thanks for sharing with us at The HomeAcre Hop!

    Please join us again Thursday at:
    http://summersacres.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-homeacre-hop-52.html

    ~Ann

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  9. Great tips. Thanks so much for sharing at the Make it Monday Party! Hope to see you again next week.

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    1. Now if we can just get you in the kitchen *wink* maybe you will find those eggs in the fridge so you can blow some :)

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  10. Thanks for the great post. My friend did this around Easter time this year and then painted and marbled the eggs, they looked fantastic. Thanks for linking up at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

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    1. It is so easy and it was so fun to be able to give my son the first egg his chicken laid, so he would have it always.

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  11. We love to blow eggs and fill them with confetti for Easter. This is a great tutorial. Thanks so much for sharing at Simple Lives Thursday; hope to see you again this week.

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    1. What a great idea, filling them with confetti!

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  12. How fun Mindie! I remember blowing eggs as a kid. And it was FUN!

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    1. A lost art indeed in this time of technology. Kids today.... Well at least mine still do stuff like this LOL

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  13. I haven't done that in ages and it's so much fun! Thanks for the tutorial and reminder! I love seeing your links at Tuesdays with a Twist! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  14. Wow!! This sounds really easy. Although I'm not sure if I could do it.
    I like the idea of scrambling the `brains`...LOL


    Merry Christmas!!

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  15. I've never know how to do this. Thanks for sharing at My Flagstaff Home!

    Jennifer

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    1. It is really easier then people imagine it to be :)

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  16. Thanks for sharing at Over the Moon and Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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    1. And a very Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  17. You make it looks so easy!!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  18. Wow!!! I haven't done these in a long time!!! I'll have to try this again!! Thanks for posting this on Awesome Life Friday!

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  19. What a visual! Scrambling brains. It might get the kids excited for it. :) Thanks for sharing on the Waste Less Wednesday Hop!

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  20. I have an ornament that was made for me from an egg over 20 years ago. It's a treasured gift. Thanks for sharing the instructions and Thanks for sharing on Pleasures of the NW's DIY party!

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    1. Isn't it amazing how something so fragile can last so long :)

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