I found these eggs at Beyond/Beyond through Pinterest and had to copy. I used some lovely brown eggs that a mom at preschool brought me from her chickies (oh, how I want some chickies of my own). I’ve never blown out eggs before, and it was a little bit fun and a lot more mouth work than I had anticipated. Here’s the gist of it.
You pierce a hole in each end of the egg. I used an embroidery needle and a little hammer to tap it in. If you’re going to insert a note into your egg, you’ll need a bit of a larger hole. The larger the holes, the easier (and quicker!) it is to blow out the insides. Okay, so once you have your holes, stick your needle in there and stir things around a bit. To blow the insides out, I used one of the kids’ sippy cup straws – the flexible, thick rubber straws. They suctioned up nicely to the hole and held in place. So, you just blow through the straw into the egg and the insides come out the other side. This was not the fastest process. But, it worked. Then, I rinsed the egg out and set them out to dry for a couple days. (I also just read somewhere that you can rinse with a little Bleach, too, to sterilize the inside). The rest is easy! Write some Easter-y love notes, roll them up and stick them inside.
You can make a cute little “crack me” box to display them in. One of my readers left a note about some quail eggs she just did; she packaged them with shredded brown tissue paper and muffin cups. Doesn’t that sound beautiful!