Mar 27, 2013

Fortune Cookie Style Easter Eggs

My kitchen counter is an egg sorting station based upon the destiny of each; some eggs will be hatched, eaten by my family, gifted and blown for various purposes including display or crafting and selling to fellow crafters, magazines and egg aficionados.  During the egg-blowing process some eggs don't make the cut to be sold due to an imperfection, but, being an egg hoarder, I can't bear to throw out a beautiful egg shell, which has left me with a stash of eggs ideally suited for certain craft projectsEaster Egg decorating and egg dyeing.
Fortune Cookie Style Easter Eggs
Polka dot Easter Eggs

My daughters appreciate a good knock-knock joke, so I decided to fill some blown eggs with laughter this Easter instead of the usual candy, toys or money. The eggs will be cracked open to reveal the funny within and the shells can then be crushed and fed back to the chickens to promote high-quality, future eggshells. (Obviously eggshells bearing glitter, glue or other inedible materials should not be fed to chickens. Did I really have to write that?)
MATERIALS & METHOD
Clean, empty eggs (plastic or blown eggs)
tissue paper
small paintbrush
paper fortunes, jokes, riddles, etc. (see below)

Depending on the size of the hole in the eggshell, roll or fold fortunes and insert into empty egg.
Apply a small amount of decoupage or glue to the ends of blown egg with paintbrush & seal hole with a small piece of tissue paper.
This is much more decoupage than is required. A thin smear around the hole will suffice.
A small piece of tissue paper on top of the egg seals and masks the hole.

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Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick® 

70 comments :

  1. I love your blog! I can't wait to be a chicken chick myself!

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  2. These are fantastic ideas, I keep all our eggshells for future use in our garden!!

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  3. cute idea.. can't wait to start raising chickens this year :)

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  4. Liked EggCartons.com...thanks for the tip on the great page and also for the idea for Fortune Cookie Eggs! Hoping to win that basket for when my hens start laying....which will be SOON!! Thanks again for all you do!

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  5. 3 dozen egg capacity Egg Basket!! we'll have to get more chickens ……

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  6. I am excited for my girls to start laying eggs so I can make some crafts.

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  7. I like Egg cartons on fb.
    Oursafehaven
    Gingeroo616 at AOL dotcom

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  8. Thank you for these fun giveaways! I'd love to win the Egg Basket!

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  9. I will have to try the salad dressing eggs!

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  10. Cute basket and I have the eggs to fill it!
    paulagl@yahoo.com

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  11. disqus_8EF7CrIcl23/27/13, 10:48 PM

    These are so much fun! I've seen eggs with confetti - but never fortunes and jokes! So clever!

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  12. I want an egg basket! Me! Me! (hopping up and down!)

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  13. Lee Ann Lenfest3/28/13, 9:11 AM

    Thank you for a chance to win! The fortune eggs is such a wonderful idea.

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  14. Hi! I really appreciate your inviting me to participate in your Clever Chicks link ups, so I wanted to pass along my own link up that I'm hosting all this week. It's to celebrate the end of National Nutrition Month, so I'm inviting people to come and share some of the healthy meals and snacks they've enjoyed over the past month. The link up will be open until next Wednesday (April 3rd); I'd love it if you stopped by! Feel free to invite anyone who you think would enjoy participating, too.
    -Jess

    Link: http://bit.ly/YCpeHq

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  15. Shiloah Kennedy3/28/13, 9:17 AM

    I would love for a chance to win this basket. I have 10 little chicks--my first ones and I don't have a basket yet. I don't actually don't have a facebook account either. Thanks!

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  16. Kristin Dorton3/28/13, 10:26 AM

    What wonderful ideas! I am always amazed at the artistry of the eggs my talented chickens lay for me. I never even thought about blowing them out and keeping them for crafting projects! This could be a dangerous thing for me... where will I put them all?! And that basket! My poor little egg basket just isn't a match for the great big turkey eggs I have been collecting! It would be perfect!

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  17. This would be the gem in the crown for gathering eggs from my first flock...thank you!

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  18. Now the my hens are laying I would love to win the basket for collecting them.

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  19. Love all your giveaways! Already friends with EggCarton :)

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  20. LOVE the egg basket! Also love the fortune eggs and all the egg hoarding ideas. ;-) Thanks,

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  21. I liked EggCartons.com. I could use this basket, my girls are laying full force now! Thanks for the giveaway!
    ruralmamak at gmail dot com

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  22. Michelle R. Rogers3/28/13, 11:39 AM

    Hello! Thanks for this giveaway!

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  23. Jennifer Evans3/28/13, 12:42 PM

    I'm really excited about this! I'm in the process of planning my very first chicken venture and this basket is just too adorable to not have for my new chicken project! :)

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  24. You are SO making me a chicken/egg lover. Always liked the products, now I am learning to respect the producer.


    YEARS ago, Dad took Army classes, for advancement in the National Guard, from a man who taught in the poultry dept of Purdue University (Poultry and Army have nothing in common, except he wa sin the military and taught.)


    But, I digress. One year Dad came home and said the prof was operating on chickens so he could implant messages in their eggs for his kids for Easter. Ever Easter I remember that . . . bit I like your way of putting messages in better :)


    I think I shall share it with my Mother friends on Facebook.

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  25. My egg collector (youngest son) would love to have this basket!

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  26. I keep meaning to pick up a basket for my eggs! It sure would be great to win one!

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  27. I would love to win this egg basket...my girls are giving me more eggs every day!

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  28. Tony Barlow3/28/13, 1:59 PM

    Just found your blog! I have 12 baby chicks in my basement and need all the help I can get with them. I'm excited for the journey! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  29. Thank you for all the great info, & the fun! My mama needs this egg basket, but then again, who does'nt?

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  30. nice egg basket, i am using an old golf ball basket for eggs

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  31. Very creative and fun idea!

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  32. Terry Kessinger3/28/13, 4:54 PM

    I have a carton of cleaned out egg shells waiting for inspiration to hit me... thanks for the inspiration! I stopped by and liked EggCartons.com on Facebook, and told 'em how I found them. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  33. Love all your wonderful ideas.

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  34. I could really, really , really use this.. Can you tell how bad I want it :)

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  35. I love this idea! This is such a fun blog.

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  36. Theresa Borne3/28/13, 6:53 PM

    I would love to win the egg basket. I currently use butter tubs or ice cream buckets to pick up my eggs.

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  37. would love to have a beautiful egg basket I would put some pretty eggs in it.

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  38. Knock Knock. Who's there? Egg. Egg who? Eggzactly what I needed to see! LOL (sorry)

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  39. This would be the most awesome thing to collect my eggs.

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  40. I would love to win this wonderful egg basket. I have been wanting to get one of these. I love reading your page everyday and looking at pictures. Have a great day.
    acenicole1@gmail.com

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  41. Monica Hoybach3/28/13, 7:09 PM

    Ooooh, we would love this basket. We have one but our tractor ran over it by mistake. We still use it but, boy you should see what it looks like. Looks like M.C. Escher made it. Thanks for the chance.

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  42. I've been looking for the perfect egg basket and that's it! My girls eggs no longer fit in my pockets and this would be wonderful to have.

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  43. disqus_OCx9NJZBhg3/28/13, 7:17 PM

    I cannot wait to taste eggs from my own hens. albertaw@winsorhome.com

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  44. I would like to win the egg basket and love your blogs

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  45. Hi my name is Shelly & I, too, am an egg hoarder! ☺ I keep telling H that I'm blowing out eggs to fill a lamp. Truth is I could fill several lamps with eggs left over! I use my Blasfix to blow out eggs for us to eat. I feed them to the dogs... the cats... the chickens... I hate to stick the "pretty eggs" in cartons to sell or give away. The sound of H cracking an egg brings me running into the kitchen! I think I need help! LOL!!!

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  46. Awesome idea!!! Maybe try this with the kiddos!!

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  47. wow its pretty id love to have one :) i liked it

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  48. This would be a AWESOME birthday surprise for my wife

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  49. Email is DirtyAnkleAcres@gmail.com btw

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  50. Jenna LaFevor3/28/13, 9:34 PM

    This is such a clever idea!
    Thanks for sharing at Give Me The Goods Monday!
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  51. Thank you for the giveaway. We have only had our 3 year old hens and 3 week old chicks for 3 weeks so this will really come in handy soon!

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  52. what a nice basket. no extra trips with that baby. plus would make a great tabletop deco. with eggs in of course. went to eggcartons. had already liked them. and mentioned you sent me their way. thanks for the giveaway. have a great Easter weekend all. remember the reason.

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  53. Love the Fortune Eggs - So cute!! Egg Basket - Yes Please!

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  54. Love the Egg Basket!! Great prize!!

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  55. Eva | Adventures in Cooking3/29/13, 7:38 PM

    Love this idea! I am DEFINITELY doing this when I have kids. Thanks for sharing!

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  56. Wish my grands still liked to decorate. I love the egg basket though!!

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  57. This is such a cute idea. My kids would love to help me make these.

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  58. oh wow would love to win this egg basket. I have been looking for the right size and you have it. Thaksf or the giveaway too.

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  59. Of all the egg pictures the one i love the most is #2 with all the beautiful natural colors and the handful of lavendar. I would love to win the big egg basket! I Like you both in facebook.

    Holly

    hollyparper at gmail dot com

    http://backyardchickenlady.blogspot.com

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  60. This basket will fit right in ....my retro teal kitchen! Love it and your blog...thank-you for all your help!!

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  61. Getting ready to do our eggs right now and love all our suggestions! Happy Easter and Thanks for all the great giveaways!

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  62. I love the swirl eggs...must remember that for next year. And please include us for the basket drawing.

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  63. I love that basket.The chickens are really laying right now and it would look so pretty in the kitchen. Thanks for the chance to win

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  64. My first eggs should be hatching Tuesday - we just went into lockdown! Soooo need an egg basket for all those eggs I'm planning on.

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  65. Sandra Bennett4/3/13, 9:42 AM

    That's such a clever way to use eggs for Easter; love it! Someone else used bits of silk and doilies...beautiful eggs!

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