Blowing Out an Egg

Empty and intact egg shells are often used for decorating Easter eggs and other craft projects. The contents of an egg can easily be blown out in a few easy steps.
Blowing out an egg

Materials

  • Egg
  • Needle, small drill bit, or any sharp object
  • Drinking straw
  • Bowl

Safety Tips

  • Kids should be supervised when doing this activity. This sign Ask for an adult's help means that the step requires adult help.

Steps

Step 1 Blowing Out an Egg 1. Eggs should ideally be at room temperature before being blown out. The contents of the egg tend to be more easily broken down and flow better at room temperature.
Step 2 Blowing Out an Egg Ask for an adult's help2. Carefully puncture the broader end of the egg with a needle, small drill bit, or any sharp object.
Step 3 Blowing Out an Egg Ask for an adult's help3. Slightly enlarge the hole so that it is just big enough for the contents of the egg to pass through. Puncture the yolk with the needle and stir the contents of the egg.

If your needle or tool is long enough, push it into the egg so that it creates a second hole in the egg's smaller end. If your needle or tool is short, you can pierce the second hole by turning the egg and puncturing it from the outside.
Step 4 Blowing Out an Egg Ask for an adult's help4. The second hole should be smaller than the first but large enough to be able to blow through it.
Step 5 Blowing Out an Egg 5. Place a drinking straw on the smaller hole and blow through the straw. The contents of the egg should come out through the larger hole at the bottom.
Wizard Hat 6. Blow through the straw until all the contents of the egg have been removed.
Step 5 Blowing Out an Egg 7. Clean the egg by washing it in running water.
Step 8 Blowing Out an Egg 8. Let the egg air dry or put it in the microwave oven at high for 15 to 30 seconds.

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