Rather than me blowing out eggs until I am light headed and woozy this year, I decided to try to pass the torch to our son, the teenager.
It’s a learned skill. With much practice, I learned from my mother it is the best way to color eggs with kids at Easter. But…it’s not an easily learned skill the teenager found.
Blowing out eggs takes practice.
A lot of practice.
But you eventually start gathering a bowl full of egg whites and yolks to scramble up for our next meal.
Miss A found the blown out egg shells to be quite entertaining before our coloring even began.
The teenager tediously trekked through blowing out 20 eggs…with about another half dozen egg failures.
He learned blowing out eggs is an art…and a chore. My egg blowing torch has been passed to the next generation at our house.
Eventually we got to coloring eggs at our house.
Do you boil eggs for coloring or are delicately blowing out eggs your Easter tradition?
Or do you just skip the whole egg coloring experience all together?
My two acres says
You are a braver soul than I!!! We decorate the egg carton, and pyt the plastic eggs inside! That’s as much as I can muster!!!
Despite a few broken eggs, it’s good to see the tradition passed along!
This post was very intriguing to me! I haven’t even heard of blowing out eggs so it was very educational for me! We always did them/do them hard boiled. I wouldn’t even know where to start in blowing them out. I’m going to ask Travis though — he hasn’t mentioned it before either?? Looks like fun though!
Colleen Cecil says
As a child we would always cook and color eggs and then hide the real thing. Now that I am an adult we have transitioned to hiding plastic eggs for the nieces and nephews. Not my choice; takes all the fun out if it if you ask me. I have fond memories of counting color hard boiled eggs with my cousins, the Easter Bunny hiding them and then everyone was released to look for them. But we NEVER found all of them. And occasionally we found one that was never retrieved from the previous year. YUCK!
When my little man is old enough we will dye eggs just as I did. Until then its plastic eggs for hunting and cooked ones for the deviled eggs I will offer on the Easter lunch buffet. Yum!!
I always hard boil the eggs and each kid gets a dozen to decorate. We hide some of the real ones and some plastic ones with coins or candy inside.
The Durrer Family says
We’re in the hard boiled category! I boiled a dozen yesterday and then started thinking that our littlest is old enough to color a few of his own this year… so maybe I need to boil a few more. Hmmm. I love having a few plastic Treasure Eggs hidden among the boiled ones, makes the search that much more exciting! As far as blown, I remember my aunt having some blown and hand painted ones in her living room as decorations, not sure I’m brave enough to blow them myself! 😉
bon bon says
my boys are grown now, but we did this a few times! we took it a step farther and filled each egg with tissue paper confetti, gluing each egg shut with a little more paper. then the boys would take them outside and throw them against a tree or shed and watch them explode!