So you can hard boil eggs for Easter egg decorating. But if you create a particularly beautiful egg, isn’t it a shame to have to destroy the artwork at some point? Hard boiled eggs keep only for so long.
The pysansky eggs are too beautiful to use the temporary canvas of a hardboiled egg. That is why the pysansky decorating tutorials show us how to empty the egg first. But they have a special tool that I don’t have.
So I improvised with a crazy straw. And it worked great.
Here is what I did:
Patience when piercing the egg will create a nice strong shell. My first attempt was a little bit tight around the straw, and I cracked the shell a bit. My second attempt was a complete success.
I haven’t yet sealed the hole. Letting it dry first was suggested in the videos. An oven at 150 degrees fahrenheit can excelerate the drying. To seal the hole, use some melted wax. Keep in mind that the pysansky method includes heating the egg to remove the covering wax. This will also remove the plug for the hole. So you will have to create a plug again as a last step.
Since the egg shell didn’t get mixed with the egg, enjoy an omelet or cookies.