Saturday, March 07, 2009

Ukrainian Easter Egg Decorating

Today Ansir and I attended a Ukrainian Egg Decorating class at our church.
We had a good turn out.

Here you can see the pastors wife and her youngest daughter working on their eggs. And yes this does involve a flame!

When we decorate the eggs we use room temperature raw eggs. If they are cold they tend to sweat and repel the wax.

We also probably went through two rolls of paper towels and a box of Kleenex!

This is one of the steps invovled in creating these beautiful eggs. We had to put wax in the tool that you see above. Then we held the tool in the candle just long enough to start melting the wax.

This is a close up picture of how the wax was applied to the egg.

This is Ansir using the tool to apply his wax.

Once you have put your design on the egg with wax we dunked the egg into the dye. This is our pastors son.

After your design is finished you must remove the wax. to do this you must hold the egg into the flame to start melting the wax then you must quickly wipe the wax off with a tissue.

This entire crew is the pastors family they have 4 kids in all and they all worked very hard from 10am -2pm!

This is what the finished eggs look like. These were not the eggs that we made. Barb has made these eggs with her children over the years. Ours were much simpler in design. We had a great time and I look forward to doing this again sometime.

1 comment:

Nana Porcupine said...

JUST BEUTIFUL! It sounds kind of easy but looks so hard! I need to try these some time. Thanks for the blog!