Monday, April 06, 2009

Ukranian Easter Eggs

My mom sent me a Ukranian Easter Egg kit similar (but better) than the one pictured above.  The tradition is that you give these eggs as gifts on special occasions-holidays, anniversaries, other significant moments.  You use melted beeswax and dyes to make these eggs.  I invited a friend over to come and do them with me.  It took us about 7 hours to make 4 eggs apiece.  It took a while to get used to using the the special tools.  It isn't very hard, perse, but it is very intricate work and takes a lot of concentration.  And time.  Our husbands took charge of all the kids and let us work in peace. 

Mine don't look near as beautiful as the ones we were looking at in pictures but they came out better than I thought they would.  Drawing straight lines and covering all the right places with beeswax is tricky.  I think this makes a really fun hobby and can't wait to make some more of these.  You can blow them out after you are finished or leave them as whole uncooked eggs and they will keep indefinitely.  The whole eggs will eventually dry out.  

If you are looking for a fun new hobby then I really recommend this for fun!


Dawn said...

Wow, those are amazing! I have done this before, but nothing to the level of what you're showing here.

mamabrown said...

I think your eggs turned out terrific. You are very talented and I hoped you would enjoy making the eggs. My goodness, it shows how much patience you have and how talented you are. They are really, really beautiful. Great job!

The Herd said...

They have such eggs here, but not so hard to make! They have plastic that slides over the eggs and you melt it to the egg. How long do eggs last before smelling ?do you know?

Beautiful job!!

Kelsey said...

Those are beautiful! You guys are true artists!

Mimi said...

Beautiful!!! I love the geometric lines. Good job, Amelia!!