Easter Crafts: Fortune eggs

This craft is as Chinese as fortune cookies are. Actually, making fortune eggs for Easter was practiced in our country in the late 1800s. It certainly broke the ice (or is it broke the eggs?) at the dinner table.

What You'll Need:

  • Egg Dye
  • Paper
  • Sequins
  • Glue
  • Eggs
  • Corn Cob Holders
  • Coffee Stirrer
  • Toothpicks
  • Bowl or Sink
  • Pen

Instructions:

  1. Make a hole in each end of the egg using the sharp end of a corn cob holder. One hole should be about 1/4" wide and the other hole about 1/8" wide.
  2. Rinse off egg, using hot water.
  3. Blow the contents of the egg out with a coffee stirrer. If necessary, insert a toothpick through the little hole to break the yolk. You can also shake the egg and use hot water pressure from the kitchen faucet to force the yolk out. (Raw eggs should not be put in your mouth to blow out contents, due to health concerns.)
  4. Dye and decorate the egg. Let dry.
  5. Write a fortune on a small 1" x 4" piece of paper (e.g. "Your life will be filled with joy.")
  6. Tightly roll up the paper and insert in the larger hole in the egg.
  7. Cover both holes on each end by gluing sequins over them.
  8. Your guests may receive their fortune by breaking open their eggs. (Here's hoping it will be all that it is cracked up to be!)
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