There are a many Easter egg craft ideas online this time of year. Many involve using a hollowed-out egg. However, very few of these crafts explain how to hollow out the egg itself.
Cake eggs are a popular idea. This craft involves hollowing out an egg, filling it with cake batter and baking.
Another Easter egg craft is creating cement eggs. This craft also requires hollowing out a real egg and then filling it with cement. Decorating the cement egg (after you have chipped away the eggshell) completes the activity.
To hollow out an egg, you will need a sewing needle and access to a sink. First use the needle to gently poke a hole in the top (or more pointed end) of the egg. Then turn over and poke another hole into the bottom of the egg. This time gently rotate the needle (while inside the egg). You want to make a larger hole on the bottom. This hole should be no larger than a quarter of an inch wide.
Next, blow into the top of the egg while standing over the sink. The egg white followed by the egg yolk will gently slide out of the bottom. After all the egg white and yolk are removed, run warm water inside the egg. Rinse out the egg several times to make sure the yolk is gone and allow it to dry completely. Now you should have a hollowed out eggshell completely intact.
Now you are free to craft. Just keep in mind the eggshells will be very delicate and are to be used for decorating only. Make a decorative basket filled with colorful eggs and use as a center piece on your dining room table, or hide throughout your home for delighted children to find!