Pysanky Eggs!

We tried our hands at making Ukrainian Pysanky Eggs which my Mom got a kit for. You can order your own here if you’re inspired to try it after reading this post!

The things we needed for this project were blown eggs of any sort, wax, kiskas {the tool you use to make the lines}, some dyes which come in the kit, a candle, loads of time and patience.

The first thing that happened was my Mom emptied out the eggs by making a small hole in the top and bottom and blowing then we left them in the oven on a super low temp to dry for 15 minutes. Then, we made template lines with pa encil before we began drawing with the wax and whatever layers we put on first would come out white because the eggshell is {most likely} white. We made sure that we plugged the blow holes with wax so the dye didn’t fill up the egg. We had to remember to work backwards with color in mind, starting with the lightest color (yellow) and moving on to subsequently darker colors. There is a video at the end of this post so you can see how it’s done.

We loved the smell of the beeswax. We loved drawing the lines. We loved the colors of the eggs. I think it is fair to say that we LOVED this project! We only dipped 3 colors for each egg, but there were many more to choose from. I am sure that we will make more of these little beauties since we were so happy with how ‘egg’celent they turned out!

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