Today Bree taught us how to make Easter eggs in a very special way. In the past we've always hard boiled them and dyed them, but Bree says they'll last much longer the way she showed us, and we can use them as decorations rather than having to leave them in the fridge.
First she rinsed off the eggs, then she took a sharp nail and poked a hole in the top and bottom part of the egg she was going to work with. Then she put it against her mouth and blew into it until the insides came out into a bowl. It was a little bit gross but also extremely cool. Then she ran cold water over and through the egg, and blew it out again so it was empty.
Once we saw how Bree did it, we all tried our own eggs. That was even more fun than watching. Bree said you can feel a little pop when the egg gets empty, so you know you're finished. It took us a couple of tries to get used to what the pop was like, but then it got a lot easier.
When all the eggs were empty and dry, we dyed them like usual. Then we arranged them in a basket on our table. They're so pretty! All the colours of the rainbow!
Bree said if we wanted to some other time, we could also put wire or thread into the top and make them hang. You can even make a little tree of eggs. We decided to put ours in a basket instead, though, because it's going to be a centerpiece for our Easter dinner and we don't want a big tree in the way when people are chatting across the table.
The eggs will last till Easter, and make a great decoration! How fun! :-)
The Green Girls