Design your own eggs
Egg blowing is an activity that lets us get a little hands-on and crafty, even if we don’t think of ourselves as being especially creative. They might be delicate, but with care, you can store them safely and bring out your favourite ones year after year.
We tend to use duck eggs because they’re a bit bigger and their smooth white colour is perfect for decorating. All you’ll need is a drawing pin, a toothpick and a bowl. Gently pierce the shell at either end with your drawing pin. Repeat this a few times so that each pinprick makes the holes slightly larger. Poke your toothpick through to break the yolk so it’s easier to blow out. Now hold the egg over the bowl and blow through the hole at the pointed end of the egg. Make sure you give it plenty of puff so that the egg starts to come through the other end. It might take several goes. When the egg feels empty, rinse it under a gentle trickle of tepid water, and repeat for as many eggs as you hope to decorate.
There are all sorts of ways that you can decorate your eggs from the very artistic to simple spray-painted finishes – Pinterest is full of ideas for you to try your hand at. Once you’re finished, you can use them as place settings at your Easter lunch, or to hang from the branches of your Easter tree...