Set the stage for a delightful Easter brunch by welcoming guests to the table with these whimsical blown egg place cards.
To blow out eggs:
- Use a push pin to make holes in opposite ends of each egg.
- Carefully break away a bit more of the shell to make 1/8-inch holes.
- Insert a long needle or wire into one hole; swirl it around to break up the yolk.
- Hold the egg over a small container with a hole facing downward. Insert a small drinking straw into the top hole. Blow into the straw, forcing out the contents of egg. Repeat until egg is completely empty.
- Run cold water into the eggshell; gently shake. Blow out the water with the straw. Repeat until water runs clear.
- Dry eggshells in the microwave on high for 15 to 30 seconds, bake in a 300° oven for 10 minutes or let air-dry with one of the holes facing downward for 2-3 days.
How to Make the Place Card:
- Use a very small pointed scissors to turn each of the holes into a small slit.
- With a permanent marker, write words of encouragement near the ends of an 8-in. long narrow ribbon. Insert the ribbon through one end of the egg and out the other end; center the ribbon. Slip a pony bead over each end of the ribbon; slide beads close to the egg to hide the holes and glue in place if desired.
- Write a guest's name on each egg with a white paint pen.
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