Blowing eggs

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Blowing eggs

Postby Woodland Hen » 21 Mar 2013, 14:38

Hi All,

Whats the best way to make holes in eggs to blow them? I want to decorate some for an Easter Tree, we used to do this as kindergarten when I was about 5 in germany, but I haven't done it since. Tried this morning using a braddle but it is cracking around the holes.

Any ideas welcome!
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Re: Blowing eggs

Postby drfish » 21 Mar 2013, 15:54

My granny always used to use a screw, with a bit of sticky tape over the hole area. Dunno if this is the best way, but it worked for her. Bit like drilling a tile I suppose.
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Re: Blowing eggs

Postby Garvie92 » 21 Mar 2013, 16:14

we always used sticky tape and a needle or a tiny drill bit
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Re: Blowing eggs

Postby iwilson » 21 Mar 2013, 20:07

a darning needle .... works everytime :)
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Re: Blowing eggs

Postby Henwife » 22 Mar 2013, 08:19

Stick the eye end of the needle into a cork, it gives far better control of pressure. I always pierce the fat end of an egg before boiling so it doesn't crack, and have been doing it this way for years. Don't forget to break the yolk before blowing, or it won't work! It's easier to hard boil the eggs and then decorate.
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Re: Blowing eggs

Postby Woodland Hen » 25 Mar 2013, 14:43

Thanks all. Bit of tape on the end while you make the holes seems to have done the trick.
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Re: Blowing eggs

Postby drfish » 25 Mar 2013, 17:08

And a worthwhile DIY tip for tile drilling ;)
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Re: Blowing eggs

Postby URCHIN » 29 Jul 2013, 00:34

Professional egg decorators use a dremel drill and a diamond burr.
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