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Blowing out Easter eggs with a nasal aspirator

A Quick and Easy Way to Blow Out Eggs

With the Spring Equinox upon us, we’ve been busy preparing for the plethora of Spring Holidays!

Blowing out Easter eggs

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.

Blowing out Easter eggs

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.

Blowing out Easter eggs

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.


  1. LOVE it! :-) I wanted to share on FB, but couldn’t. When I click “share”, it always brings me to your blog…

    • Sorry about that! It’s because the post on our Creative Salad Facebook page automatically posted to Facebook via NetworkedBlogs when I published the post this morning. I’ve added another link to our Facebook page that you should be able to more easily share now!

  2. I love this idea! We’ve been making all sorts of egg-related things this week and I wish I had come across this idea sooner. But there will be no more dizzy heads for me from now on. Look forward to sharing this with my readers.

  3. what a good idea! i’ve only blown eggs a few times, and found it very annoying because i’d become lightheaded from so much huffing and puffing :)

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  7. Have your eggs room temperature before blowing. If the yolk is hard to come out, try piercing the yolk with a skewer or long pin.
    When blowing quail eggs, use a hypodermic needle and suck out the inside.