How to Drain Raw Eggs From the Shell Without Breaking Them

Updated November 21, 2016

Many experienced and amateur crafters use chicken egg shells to decorate their home, whether for the Easter holiday or in primitive country decor styles. The inside of the egg, containing the egg white and the yolk, must be extracted to prevent the rotting over time and the mess if the item were to break.

Cradle a chicken egg across the palm of your hand. Carefully press the pointy end of a pushpin into one end of the egg.

Rotate the pin and create a 1/8 inch wide hole. Use the pin end to break up the yolk and mix up the inside of the egg. Repeat the process on the opposite end of the egg to create two holes.

Place your mouth over the hole on the wider end of the egg and point the other hole into a bowl. Blow the insides out through the bottom hole. Alternatively, use a medical syringe to extract the innards and transfer them from the syringe to the bowl.

Run water through the egg to make sure all of the innards are cleaned out. Place a few drops of glue over the holes and allow the egg to dry on a paper towel before decorating.

Things You'll Need

  • Pushpin
  • Medical syringe (optional)
  • Bowl
  • Paper towel
  • Glue
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