With the Spring Equinox upon us, we’ve been busy preparing for the plethora of Spring Holidays!
My friend Dorothee (who owns the wonderful German kids accessories shop, Sofee and Lenee!) showed us an easy way to blow out Easter eggs using an unexpected tool that most parents have in the house: a bulb syringe (or nasal) aspirator.
To blow out eggs, Dorothee first pricked the egg on the top and bottom (she used a tool from Germany, similar to this egg piercer, but I’ve heard you can do this with a needle, metal skewer or push-pin). Dorothee enlarged each hole using a metal skewer, making one of the holes particularly large so that the yolk could smoothly pass through.
She then grabbed the aspirator (left over from when her girls were babies!) and pressed it firmly against the uppermost (smaller) hole and gently blew air into the egg. The egg contents then dropped through the larger hole at the bottom into a bowl below. After several squeezes the egg was empty and could be washed out and dried.
I particularly love this tip because most families have an aspirator lying around, gathering dust once the babies grow up. Instead of taking up valuable space in the medicine cabinet, we can use our aspirator for perpetuity in blowing out eggs. (Once used in the kitchen, I have a feeling it needs to stay in the kitchen).
After you’ve blown out eggs, color them using all-natural dyes! (More on THAT later in the week!) Such a perfect activity for Spring.