Are you interested in egg carving designs? So delicate and intricate, they have a very unique look to them. Perhaps you're interested in purchasing one? Or crafting one of your own? If you’re an experienced DIYer, and you own the right egg carving tools, you can make one yourself. Read on for more info.

”It's OK to have your eggs in one basket as long as you control what happens to that basket.” - Elon Musk

Egg Carving Tutorial

Carve another animal into a goose egg
Carved eggs are a piece of art. Source: Egg Doodler

Yes, you can carve your very own egg yourself. It does take some time, some skill, and some finesse, but with a lot of effort (and scrambled egg failures) you can craft your very own work of art. Hope you’re hungry for egg salad or scrambled eggs, because DIYers rarely get this down on the first try. Carved eggs are very delicate. Anyway here’s how to carve eggs with a dremel.

  1. Clear tape - Mark both ends of the egg with clear tape
  2. Poke holes - Poke holes in opposite ends using a needle or pin
  3. Toothpick scramble - Scramble the contents inside with a toothpick
  4. Blow out the yolk - Yup, you are going to forcefully blow on the smaller pinhole to empty the contents
  5. Rinse - Wash the egg off with water
  6. Stencil - Draw your design on the egg
  7. Carve out the design - Be gentle
  8. Clean - Wipe off your finished egg creation

What Design to Choose?

A trio of nice eggs having since been carved
There are a wide array of styles to choose from. Source: Etsy

Of course the real question is which design, stencil, or artwork to choose from. Obviously there are many different skill levels involved, so try to pick something that catches your eye and also seems completely doable. Egg carving patterns can come in a wide array of different options, but as long as you have the right egg carving supplies you’ll be fine. Here’s a look at some of our favorite egg carving designs.

  • Stars
  • Nature scenes
  • Flowers
  • Polka dots
  • Checkered patterns
  • Geometric designs
  • Animals
  • Baskets
  • Hearts
  • Crosses
  • Fire
  • Square blocks

Piotr Bockenheim

Carved eggs look great under the right light
Look at how pretty it shines in the light. Source: This is Colossal

Piotr Bockenheim is an artist on the internet who specializes in using a reductive drilling technique to turn goose eggs into works of art. Truly, he has mastered the art of egg carving designs. He has a Deviantart page that perfectly showcases this brilliant technique. His signature styles are floral designs, geometric patterns, and string patterns. His beautiful art can give you some incredible inspiration for your own designs!

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