How To Cut Goose Eggs

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By Joshua Duvauchelle

Cutting goose eggs into intricate, beautiful designs is a popular pastime in some European countries. While often carried out during the Easter and spring season, carving goose eggs can be an excellent manner of using extra eggs year-round and can also make delicate decorative accents. The carved eggs can often be purchased at craft fairs, though...

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Mute the speaker Listen to this using a male or female voice M/F Wash the uncooked goose egg in cold water. Pat dry with a towel. Use a needle to prick the both ends of the egg. Carefully chip away at the bottom hole, on the larger end of the egg, with the needle until the hole is just large enough for the goose egg's contents to drip out. Use the needle to penetrate the yolk inside the egg to break it and allow it to pour out.

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Mute the speaker Listen to this using a male or female voice M/F Shake gently in an up-and-down motion to force the egg's contents out of the shell. Rinse with cold water and set aside to dry thoroughly. Depending on your local humidity, thorough drying can take up to a week.

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Mute the speaker Listen to this using a male or female voice M/F Draw a design on the goose eggshell with your pencil, pushing gently so you don't break the shell. When cutting and carving goose eggs for decorative purposes, individuals often draw symmetrical designs incorporating spirals and curved lines.

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Mute the speaker Listen to this using a male or female voice M/F Attach a #7134 bit to your Dremel MultiPro rotary tool. Turn the drill on, and carefully use the tool to trace over your design. The tool will gently and quickly cut through the goose egg.

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Mute the speaker Listen to this using a male or female voice M/F Turn off and set aside the rotary tool after you are done cutting the goose egg. Use your forefinger to gently remove the pieces of goose egg that you cut out. Push gently on one side of a cut piece so that its opposite end begins to protrude from the smooth surface of the shell. Grab this protruding section and pull the piece away from the egg. This prevents pieces from falling into the inside of the hollow egg, where they are often impossible to remove unless you widen the hole at the bottom.

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Mute the speaker Listen to this using a male or female voice M/F Mix one part chlorine bleach with one part water in a plastic bucket. Soak the cut goose egg for two minutes in the solution. This sterilizes the egg, removing potential mold or bacteria spores that can discolor the egg's surface in the future. It also helps to even the eggshell's color and tone for a pristine finish.

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Mute the speaker Listen to this using a male or female voice M/F Allow the goose egg to dry thoroughly. Depending on your local humidity, this may take up to seven days. When the egg shell is dry, spray it with an acrylic sealant such as Super Seal Acrylic Sealant Spray or FolkArt Finishes Clearecote, available at most craft supply stores. The sealant protects the cut goose egg from humidity and bacteria, thereby preserving it for many years. The sealant also adds a glossy sheen to the shell for decorative purposes.

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