We were so inspired by these cracking blue eggs on Pinterest, we decided to have a go ourselves.
Blow your eggs!
A long needle, a bowl (largish) to catch the innards, tissue for any accidents and an apron to protect your clothes (or wear something scruffy which you don’t mind getting dirty).
- Holding the egg firmly but gently, pierce a hole in each end of the egg with a needle. One hole should be a bit bigger than the other.
- Gently poke your needle right intside your egg and give it a twizzle. The egg yolk needs to be broken to fit through the larger hole.
- Next take a deep breath and blow into the small hole, forcing the contents out of the large hole into the bowl.
- Clean the egg by running a little water through the large hole. To be super cleanly, use a 50% bleach/water solution. Let it sit for a while before blowing it out again. This step is not suitable for children.
- Let the eggs drain overnight before decorating!
Time to decorate
There are oodles of options for egg embellishment – we’ve seen glitter encrusted eggs, dip-dyed eggs, stencilled eggs… But with our oeufs we endeavoured to emulate some of this seasons Boden prints.
*We used acrylic paint to create the looks. You’ll need stiff bristled brushes and for precision painting go for a pointy bristled brush.
Why not have a go yourself? We’d love to see your attempts!