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Eggs 101

How to Create Hollow Eggs

One of the most popular ways to dye Easter eggs is using hollow eggs—eggs hollowed out by a needle. However, hollowed eggs can be fragile and should be handled carefully.

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  1. Step 1

    Wash and dry an egg. 

  2. Step 2

    Using a large needle, pierce both ends of the shell. Make sure you pierce the needle deep enough to break the egg yolk.

  3. Step 3

    Wiggle the needle around in a circular motion to open the hole at one end of the egg. 

  4. Step 4

    Holding the egg over a bowl, blow into the large opening at one end of the egg to force the egg white and yolk out of the egg. Gently rinse off the shell with cold water; allow it to dry completely. Note that if the eggs aren’t dry, the colours may run or bleed into each other.

Tip: Place hollow eggs on a baker’s rack to allow them to dry quicker.