Sticker Decorated Blown Out Eggs - Spring Theme

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

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After reading, Tinkerlab's Easy Tricks for Blown Out Eggs, I felt confident that I could pull off making blown out eggs. We like decorating hard boiled eggs, but blown out eggs can be used for Easter decorations for many years.




Directions for Sticker Decorated Blown Out Eggs

  • Poke holes on either end of a raw egg with a pin.  One end should be a little bigger than the other end.  See the genius method Tinkerlab used to make holes in her eggs.
  • Use a nasal aspirator to blow out the raw egg into a large bowl.  Don't force too much air into the egg because the egg can crack.  I know this because it happened to me twice.  It takes some patience because this step takes several minutes per egg.
  • Rinse out eggs and dry for a couple days.
  • Put eggs in microwave on high for about 30 seconds.  Allow to cool. 
  • Place stickers on eggs. Stickers are a favorite in this house, so Miss E completed this step on her own.  This is wonderful fine motor skill practice because placing stickers on round, three dimensional objects is a challenge.  
  • Put a coat of Mod Podge over the egg. 
  • Place on wax paper to dry.  Turn the egg over before completely dry so it doesn't stick to the wax paper.  
We used stickers of animals that lay eggs to decorate our blown out eggs.  As my daughter was placing the stickers on the eggs, she asked lots of questions about types of animals that lay eggs and the physical appearance of birds, butterflies, and fish when they hatch.  We talked about which mothers animals take care of their babies.  We discussed where animals put their eggs.  While butterfly and fish eggs don't look like these chicken eggs, using a concrete object, a chicken egg, in the lesson piqued her interest in learning about animals that lay eggs.  Usually, she only wants to learn about wild dogs and cats, so this creative activity succeeded in broadening her interest in other animals.  

Tomorrow, I will be sharing our Spring Nature Table, and I will show how we have used these eggs with our Nature Table.  April's theme is Spring, and this activity is the first of many ideas that will be shared on The Golden Gleam about the Spring season.

This post is linked up to Kids Get Crafty.

6 comments:

Growing a Jeweled Rose said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

They turned out lovely! Stickers are such a great way for younger ones to decorate their eggs too!

Vicky said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I've always been nervous about trying this, but you make it look so easy. Love that you will have them for years to come. Pinning this!

Trisha @ Inspiration Laboratories said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your eggs turned out very pretty. I love the lesson about animals you were able to add to this!

Chrissy @ The Outlaw Mom Blog said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

So so so beautiful. Am dying to do this (with or without my daughter!).

maggy, red ted art said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

So cute! We used to use pretty stickers as children! Brings back memories!

Thank you so much for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

Maggy & Alissa

Ali said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

They look stunning, such an easy and effective way to decorate eggs.

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