Pysanka at home
Well after blogging about Ukrainian Eggs, I went out and ordered an art kit to make some at home with the kids. I found a good kit with 12 colors, 3 stylus, beeswax and some directions at ukrainiangiftshop.com. I also bought a few wooden egg stands.
Years ago while living on Kodiak island in Alaska, a friend introduced this style of egg dying to me. Since then I have made eggs several times, for Easter as well as Christmas. They make excellent Christmas Tree bulbs if you thread a string through the blow holes.
This is the first time my kids have tried their hands at making Pysanka, and they have been loving it. It takes about two hours to complete an egg. The process takes a bit and you do need to think ahead, choosing colors and adding wax but the end is always fun; melting away the wax to reveal the colors underneath.