to Blow or Boil

@Modestah (11192)
United States
February 27, 2008 7:25pm CST
in decorating your eggs - do you hard boil them or do you blow out the yolks? which do you prefer and for what kind of decorating do you prefer different to boil or blow? do you use a gadget for blowing out the yolk or do you purse your lips to the shell and have at it? I remember how sore my jaws used to get when I was a kid - trying to blow out of that pinhole... just as bad as blowing up balloons would make them feel.
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
28 Feb 08
LOL - I have a whole container full of 'empty egg shells'. I did some myself but 2 grandkids helped with the majority - I poked holes in each end and we blew them out. We did it the way you discribed here and it's not easy :( Now, I have all these empty eggs I don't know what I'm going to do with them but plan to decorate them at some point, somehow.
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
28 Feb 08
I always enjoyed blowing the eggs as a child - I guess it just seemed more involved. Though I liked dipping the hardboiled eggs as well. the colors so vivid and alive.
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
28 Feb 08
For Easter we always dipped the hard boiled ones so had never 'blown' them until a month or so ago. I had seen a craft show where they blew them out and then decorated them - they were beautiful. Now I can't seem to find the directions of what they did to them. Someplace in my million files on my computer I'm sure.
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@jillhill (37384)
• United States
28 Feb 08
We used to always blow them out then as we got older my mother used to hard boil them and that's what I do. I remember having to eat them on Easter morning....and I don't like the yolk! LOL...almost gagged but mother didn't want to waste them! LOL
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
28 Feb 08
yep, I remember those days when I disliked the yolk too - and now my little ones do not like it - isnt it strange? as I grow older I find I prefer the yolks. the really gross thing, though, would have been eating eggs blown out by my brothers breath but somehow that did not compute in my head. hehe
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@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
1 Mar 08
Hubby and I have always boiled the eggs for decorating at Easter. We boil and cool them then the kids decorate them in various ways. They have always enjoyed writing or drawing things onto the eggs with a white crayon and then dipping the eggs into the dye. This way there is a white imprint of whatever they have drawn on the egg. They have made polka dot eggs, striped eggs and many other decorations by this method. They also enjoy drawing and decorating with Sharpie markers. They are 17 and 18 and still enjoy decorating eggs! Hubby always makes one with his favorite college basketball team on it...Duke Bluedevils!
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@no_chao (550)
• Philippines
1 Mar 08
i just boil the egg!!... i dont know why i havent try to blow the yolks!!....maybe this time i can try it... thanks for the idea.... but how can i blow it??should i used needle??^_^
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
1 Mar 08
Yes, poke a hole on both ends of the egg - put one end up to your mouth and blow for all you're worth.`
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@zeloguy (4915)
• United States
1 Mar 08
We always hard-boiled them as a kid but I would have loved blowing out the yolk... Thanks Zelo
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@Amanda81587 (3046)
• United States
16 Feb 09
I definitly hard boil them. My son loves to see how the dye changes the color of the actual egg. He always says mommy i want an easter egg. Even when easter is not for a while away lol. So its then I know that I have to hard boil the egg and let him know that its cooking. I have never tried to blow an egg before.