How To: Drain the Yolk from an Easter Egg

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It’s beginning to feel a lot more like spring lately. Decorative eggs, while closely associated with the Easter holiday, are a wonderful spring craft on their own. There’s just something special about an egg craft when we’re entering a season of rebirth and new beginnings.  Not to mention the fact that easter crafts and easter eggs are often associated with pastel colors. There’s nothing like shedding those dark, earthy winter colors in favor of light and fluffy pastel tones. It all goes together, you see!

Some of my favorite spring time crafts are Easter egg crafts, because the egg is like a blank canvas. Take out your creativity on your next white (or brown) egg. Surprise your guests on St. Patrick’s Day with shamrock-adorned eggs, or glittery green ones. Go all out for Easter brunch with Easter eggs that go above and beyond the typical dyed kinds – decorate with flower petals, fabric or even candy.

First thing’s first. If you want to use egg decorations for longer than a couple of weeks I recommend draining the yolk out of the center. This will help you avoid any rotten-smelling decorations when Easter rolls around.

Materials:

  • Raw egg
  • Safety Pin
  • Bowl

Steps:

  1. With your raw egg in one hand, carefully puncture one end with the safety pin. Be very careful.
  2. Move the pin around so that the hole becomes larger, and hopefully the yolk will break.
  3. Puncture the other end of the egg in the same way.
  4. Hold the egg over the bowl and allow the yolk to drain. This could take a while.
  5. To speed up the process, try blowing into one end (pointing down) to help the yolk move out faster.
  6. When you no longer feel yolk moving around inside, rinse off the outside and let dry.
  7. Repeat this process for as many eggs as you want to decorate.

Egg Decorating Ideas:

  • Dredge the egg shell in glue and cover it in glitter. This works best if the glitter is in a bowl so the egg can be fully submerged. Disco eggs!
  • Go into your backyard and pick up pretty findings from nature – leaves, flower petals, grass. Glue these bits to your eggs for a rustic look to your Easter basket.
  • In the same way that kids get excited about gingerbread houses at Christmas, Easter egg decorating can be just as fun. Glue gum drops and other decorative candies to your egg shells to make them absolutely scrumptious. The only difference with a gingerbread house and an egg is that you can’t eat this one!
  • Use scrap fabric to decorate your egg shells in different patterns. Use patches to make a quilt style egg, or make little clothes that are reminiscent of Humpty Dumpty.
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Comments

  1. If you make a little bit bigger hole in the end of the egg that is smaller or the end that is more pointed after it’s colored fill with confeti then tape over the hole. They are great fun to hide and then crack on someone.

  2. barbara frazier says:

    I bake cookies often; gonna blow the eggs rather than crack them, making a little bit larger hole in one end which will be decorated after tightly rolling dollar bills and sliding them into the eggs! I can’t wait to watch my 8 little egg hunters crack them open!

  3. yeah how do you get that slimyskin inside egg to wash out bc it makes eggs hard to break

  4. I tried this just this morning, and found that doing it over the sink, and running warm water over the bottom hole every once in awhile, then blowing onto the top one (like I would imagine blowing on a trumpet would be like) made the process go much faster! So excited to finally have learned how to do this, so thank you!

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