How to Decorate Duck Eggs

Ukranian painted eggs image by Photo courtesy of Carl Fleischhauer


Decorated eggs aren't just for Easter. They can make a beautiful addition to your home and can be great gifts for friends and family. You can make them on your own or as a craft activity during a party.

Blowing Out the Egg

Step 1

Hold an egg over a bowl and gently twist the pin into the center of the wide end of the egg. The hole should be about twice the size of the syringe needle.

Step 2

Pull out the plunger of the syringe.

Step 3

Hold the egg over the bowl with the hole facing down and insert the needle of the syringe into the hole.

Step 4

Gently push in the plunger to force air into the egg and then remove the needle to drain the egg into the bowl. Repeat this process as many times as needed to empty the egg.

Step 5

Remove the plunger from the syringe and fill the syringe with cold water.

Step 6

Hold the egg with the hole at the top.

Step 7

Insert the needle of the syringe into the egg and fill the egg with the water.

Step 8

Remove the syringe, cover the hole with your finger, and shake the egg to clean any extra egg bits still inside.

Step 9

Fill the syringe with air and blow out the water using the same process you used to blow out the egg whites and yoke.

Step 10

Repeat the process of filling the egg with water and blowing it until the water runs clear.

Painting The Egg

Step 1

Mix the egg dye colors as per the instructions of the dye you purchased.

Step 2

Use the wax crayon to color over any sections of the egg you want to remain white.

Step 3

Dip the egg in the lightest color dye you will be using, such as yellow.

Step 4

Color over any sections of the egg you want to remain yellow with the wax crayon, and dip the egg in the next lightest color you will use. Continue this process until your egg has the design you desire.

Step 5

Wash off the wax using warm water and mild soap, and outline any designs on the egg with the felt tip marker.

Tips and Warnings

  • Be very gentle while handing the egg. Eggs break easily and it may take a few tries to get it right. While blowing out the egg whites and yolk, be very gentle, since the pressure buildup from the contents of the egg can cause the egg to crack.

Things You'll Need

  • Duck Egg
  • Bowl
  • Pin
  • Needle and syringe
  • Cold water
  • Egg dye
  • White wax egg crayon
  • Mild soap
  • Felt-tip black pen


Keywords: Duck eggs, Easter, Decorating, Painting

About this Author

Giselle Major is a journalism graduate from the University of Florida. She has been a writer and editor for six years, and has been published in The Satellite, The Communigator, The SHPiEL, The Independent Florida Alligator and

Photo by: Photo courtesy of Carl Fleischhauer

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