Ukrainian dyed eggs

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Wondering what to do to create that special Easter egg? A few years ago I got a bit obsessed with Ukranian Easter eggs. They took loads of time, but resulted in some very attractive eggs that would be memorable to any ovorecipient.

After blowing out the eggs, I had a very nice omelet with garlic from the garden. Over a period of a few days, I made about a half dozen eggs, each with individual designs dyed onto the surface of the shell. It was a nice way to spend the days leading up to Easter. The other day I saw one of the eggs on my parents’ table as part of their holiday setup. Now I wish I had made more.

Here are some instructions from Learn Pysanky:

Give it a try and show us your eggies in the MAKE Flickr pool.

8 thoughts on “Ukrainian dyed eggs

  1. Mike says:

    My friend Steve offers some free pysanky paper models on his Web site:

    You know, for those (like me) less adept with wax and paint and such. :-)

  2. says:

    My friend Eve is a master of Fine Art Pysanky. If you are interested, you should visit her site for techniques and a gallery of her eggsceptional work. (Sorry for the very bad pun)

  3. Jon says:

    Looks like a wax soldering iron, to me!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Not to be picky but it is Ukrainian Easter eggs not Ukranian and it is Pysanky not Pyasnky.

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