Egg Decorating Eggstravaganza

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Our fourth Saturday program for 8 and up this month was an Egg Decorating Eggstravaganza.  Eggs are a classic symbol of spring, but if you eat them regularly, you can have free crafting all year long.

All of the eggs we used were blown eggs; removing the insides from the intact eggshell means you can have your eggs and eat them too.  You take a pin (I prefer a corsage pin) and make a very small hole in the top, a larger hole in the bottom, then use the pin to prick the egg inside.  Hold the egg over a bowl, and blow into the small hole.  The insides can then be used for your scrambled eggs, omelets, or mixed into the brownies.  Rinse out the eggshell and let it dry.  The blown eggs will not rot, and can be saved forever. These instructions include a video.

Eggs can be colored, painted, glued, decorated in any way. Glitter and stickers seemed especially popular, but we had some amazing designs by the children using many techniques.  A sharpie marker is a great and waterproof way to make the most elaborate artwork.  Scrapbooking supplies, or just anything around the house to glue onto the shells can embellish the eggs and provide a very fun crafting time.

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