How To Blow An Egg Out

3 Materials
20 Minutes

Have you ever made such beautiful dyed Easter eggs that you just wanted them to last forever?

To me, there’s nothing like decorating with real dyed eggs. But unfortunately you can’t keep traditional hard-boiled, dyed Easter eggs.

But there is a way to use real dyed eggs in your decor.

Years ago I learned how to blow the egg out of its shell so I could dye or decorate the shell to keep for my Easter decor year after year.

And it’s so easy to do!

All you need are raw eggs, a sharp exacto knife, a large paperclip and a bulb syringe (or nasal aspirator).

So here’s how to blow an egg out:


Using a sharp exacto knife, make a small hole in both ends of the egg. Apply medium pressure and twist the blade into the shell until it goes through.

Keep twisting the blade until you have about a 1/16 inch hole and have penetrated the membrane. Repeat on the other end of the egg.


Unbend a large paperclip and insert it into the egg through your hole.

Gently stir the egg yolk and the white together inside the egg.


Hold the egg over a clean bowl. Place the tip of the syringe over one of the holes in the egg and squeeze the syringe to blow air into the egg.

Be sure you’re blowing air into the shell to push the egg out and not sucking the egg back into the syringe. The best way to do this is to pull the syringe away from the egg as soon as you’ve squeezed all the air out of it and before it starts sucking air back in. (If you end up sucking some egg into the syringe, don’t worry — just make sure you clean the syringe thoroughly when you’re done.) It’s really easy once you get the hang of it.

Keep blowing air into the shell until all of the egg has come out. Now rinse the egg out with clean water. Suck up some clean water into the syringe and blow it into the egg. Swish it around a little then blow it out with the syringe.

That’s all there is to it!

Now you have real eggs that you can decorate any way you like and they will last forever.

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I dyed mine in a blue Easter egg dye with a little bit of green mixed in. If you dye your empty egg shells, they’re going to float when you put them in the liquid so you’ll need to gently hold them down in the dye until you have the desired color you want. OR you can dye the raw egg first, then blow the inside out of the colored egg. I only left my eggs in the dye for about 5 seconds because I wanted them very light.

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Be sure to store them in a sturdy egg container so they don’t get broken!

Happy Easter everyone!

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1 question
  • Elaine Clark
    Elaine Clark
    on Mar 26, 2021

    Could be great! But I would spray the eggs with a clear sealer might help them from breaking???? Not sure

    • Interior Redoux
      Interior Redoux
      on Mar 26, 2021

      Yes! You could try that

      They're actually pretty sturdy unless you drop them.

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  • KimofCoventry
    on Mar 28, 2021

    Lovely color! Seeing this beings back warm memories. My gram would do real eggs on an outdoor tree she liked to sit by and have her coffee. Wish I had some she did. Going to get an aspriator and do some. Thank you for your details.

    • Interior Redoux
      Interior Redoux
      on Mar 28, 2021

      Thanks Kim!

      I love the memories you have of your Gram

      Let me know how your eggs turn out!

  • Maria
    7 days ago

    Thank you for sharing!

    I have chickens that lay this same color eggs plus some that lay greener eggs, can't wait to try this and I won't even have to dye my eggs.

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