Decorating eggs is a long established tradition across many countries at Easter. You can simply hard boil them and then decorate in many different ways. If you'd like to keep your egg to take out and enjoy the display each year then you will need to empty the eggshell of it's contents first.
Here's a step by step process for how to blow an egg.
Time: 10 minutes
Needle (tapestry ones are good as they are a bit longer and thicker than regular sewing needles)
Duck eggs are slightly larger than a regular chicken egg
Carefully make a hole in the top of the egg with the needle.
Be gentle holding the egg while you pierce a hole
Insert the needle through the hole and pierce the egg yolk. You might need to give it a few jabs and a bit of a wiggle, as you need to fully break it.
Make another hole at the bottom of the egg. You will need to widen this one so it's larger than the one at the top.
The second hole needs to be a little larger but not too much
Have a bowl handy so that you can catch the egg as it comes out. It's easy to get carried away and forget about this part.
Place your mouth over the smaller top hole and blow until all the egg has been forced out through the bottom hole.
Rinse the eggshell in water to fully clean it on the inside.
Leave your eggshell to dry in a warm room.
Your eggshell is now ready for decorating but be careful as it's much more delicate now that the egg has been blown out.
Chicken eggshells seem to be a little thinner than duck eggs and slightly easier to pierce
There are lots of ways to decorate your eggs from a simple dye to painting them. Have a look at MyKidCraft for lots of fun Easter decorating ideas.
A red dye is traditional for eggs at Easter but you could try lots of different colours
I'd love to see what you create with your eggs. Why not share what you've done by uploading a photo in the comments box.
Don't let your eggs go to waste, there are lots of yummy things you can make with them. What about a baked chorizo and potato frittata.