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How to Remove Whites & Yolk Without Cracking The Shell

By: Starr Durrant from
How to Remove Whites & Yolk Without Cracking The Shell
How to Remove Whites Yolk Without Cracking The Shell

"Did you know that if you remove the egg yolk and white from the egg before you decorate it will preserve it for years to come. After shaking the egg vigorously to bread the yoke inside you use a needle to poke a hole on either end, larger on the bottom and the blow the contents out."

If you have troubles - enlarge the holes with a tooth pick and insert tooth pick and shake the egg some more to burst the yolk. If its not coming out its either too small of holes or yolk isn't broken.

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteUnder an hour



Materials List

  • Eggs
  • Large Sewing Needle
  • Masking Tape
  • Small Bowl

Preserve Easter Eggs by Removing the Egg Yolk

How to Remove the Egg Yolk

  1. Shake egg for 3 to 5 minutes first to break yolk inside

  2. Add some masking tape to end of needle for a grip

  3. Poke a small hole in the top of the egg

  4. Poke a slightly larger hole in the bottom of the egg.

  5. Blow air through top hole and contents will come out of bottom hole

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What a neat idea. I always knew the best way was to boil them or work with plastic eggs but the real shell absorbs paint better than the plastic ones so thank you for the instructions. Now I can use all these decorative ideas on some of my own eggs from the pantry.

have wanted to do this for ages but didn't know how to get out the yolk - boiled eggs don't last which can be heartbreaking this way the egg is used and the shell lasts forever

I have always wondered how this was done. It's easier than I thought!

How clever! It's awesome that I can't paint some eggs without the hassle of hard boiling them first. Instead, I can make an omelette!


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