Today's Snack: Once you collect the insides of the eggs
for this project, you'll have the ingredients for a yummy, high-protein snack.
You can save most of the blown-out egg whites and yolks in a covered container
in your refrigerator, but pour the equivalent of about two eggs into a small
dish to beatand eat before you store
the rest. Just scramble the beaten eggs with a little milk in a pan sprayed
with cooking spray with a little salt and pepper, and a handful of shredded
cheese if you would like.
colors of soft, smooth, thin embroidery thread, cut in short lengths
Let's make colored Easter eggs and
forego the mess of colorings and dyes. Even better, there's no need to
hard-boil eggs and then keep them cold so they don't spoil. We're going to
empty out and dry up the eggs, then decorate them, so that they'll last from
year to year.
With a small, sharp nail, poke several tiny holes in the top
and bottom of a raw egg. Carefully keep poking into the shell until the tiny
holes merge into one, about a sixteenth of an inch across.
Stand over the kitchen sink. Using a
lot of force but at the same time, gently, blow into the hole in the top of an
egg until the yolk and white dribble out the bottom. Set aside and let dry,
Mix a little water with some white
glue. Gently holding an egg, paint the glue around the top third or so of the
egg. Leave a length of embroidery thread in order to hang the egg later.
Starting a few inches from the end of the thread, begin to wrap the thread
around and around the egg. Press gently with your fingers if necessary to keep
the lines straight.
Paint more glue all around the
middle third of the egg when you're ready, and then the bottom third. Keep
wrapping. When one piece of thread runs out, you can start a coordinating color
for stripes, or large blocks of different colors, or keep your egg a solid
At the bottom, wrap the last piece
of thread over the hole, and snip the end so that it lays flat.
You can glue a tiny store-bought
fabric ribbon to the top to conceal where the embroidery yarn you left for
hanging attaches to the egg.
You can make or purchase an "egg
tree" to hang and display your threaded Easter eggs, or put them in a basket
for a centerpiece.