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Old 04-07-2012, 08:37 PM   #1
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Blown eggs...is the egg safe to use?

This next Friday I want to do blown Easter eggs with the students in the English club (yes, it is a week late but I got pre-empted by a speaker). Once the egg is blown out of the shell is it hygienic to use - consider the blowing process? Is there a dish that I can quickly and automatically make? I have 23 students. I am also looking for safe ways to make the hole in the egg - specifically ways to consistently make small holes that can be done by small hands - my students are grade 3 to grade 6. If I blow the egg myself, can I freeze all of the egg? or is there any other use (non-food) for egg?

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Old 04-07-2012, 09:09 PM   #2
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As long as you're not sick, it shouldn't be a problem. You can make omelets, scrambled eggs, etc., or freeze the eggs. Use a big needle to poke a hole in both ends of the egg, one end a bit bigger. Blow from the smaller hole through the bigger hole into a bowl. Rinse the shells and dry before dyeing.
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:15 PM   #3
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We always just scrambled them because the yolk gets broken in the process. I would think cooking would take care of any germs but blowing them all yourself might not be a bad idea :) We use a darning needle, making the second hole a bit bigger. If you use the egg carton to hold them one at a time, they could do it I would guess. I would plan on bringing a few extras though, just in case :)
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:31 PM   #4
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I would think cooking would take care of any germs but blowing them all yourself might not be a bad idea :)
I was imagining the same thing, 25-30 students all blowing eggs into a common bowl, then mixing it all up and making a nice omelet...
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:52 PM   #5
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I was imagining the same thing, 25-30 students all blowing eggs into a common bowl, then mixing it all up and making a nice omelet...


Yuck! Yes, blow them out yourself.
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:01 PM   #6
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I don't know why you can't just hard boil the eggs like when I was a kid. (Or 'hard cook' them, don't wanna start that battle again!)

Is the significance of 'blown eggs' that the food content is removed so they will keep indefinitely? In other words turning the egg shells from food products into art products?

I presume this is all leading up to decorating them with food coloring, paints, etc.?
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:22 PM   #7
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You might try a push pin to make the holes. It would easy to hold and should do the trick.
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:25 AM   #8
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I think making blown eggs with a whole class of students is a good way to have some "concerned parent" complaining, especially if somehow the kids get sick.
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Old 04-08-2012, 06:28 PM   #9
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I think making blown eggs with a whole class of students is a good way to have some "concerned parent" complaining, especially if somehow the kids get sick.
I agree. You may get scolded.

Is this for a private school?
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:05 PM   #10
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I wouldn't be able to eat that and wouldn't want my kids to eat it either.
Just sounds too gross to me. Eggs are cheap - I wouldn't risk it.
I would however, cook them for my dog...
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