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How to Drain the Yolk from an Egg for Hollow Easter Eggs

By: Kristen Prosise

EggsDecorative 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!

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.


  • Raw egg
  • Safety Pin
  • Bowl


  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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I completely forgot about how to get the yolk out of the egg without cracking it. This is also a great idea if you do plan on making your Easter project and using it for awhile or even use them hollowed out for the Easter egg hunt and drain in a bowl so you can make scramble eggs so you do not waste it. I am always afraid to eat the eggs after glue has been applied to the shell or using paint on them and this way you are using them hollowed out and it is so easy to do. Thanks for the reminder.

Those are great ideas! Easter Sunday is fast approaching and ester egg are also emancipated. Actually, Colored eggs and chocolate bunnies are bad, for many, and no treats say Easter quite like the chick-shaped marshmallow confections known as Peeps. This Easter, the pop-culture holiday experience will be 60 years old, with no intention of retiring. Pay for your Easter stuff with an installment loan.


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