How to Decorate Easter Eggs Ukrainian Style!comments (6) April 16th, 2014
Many of the traditional designs are drawn in segments that repeat around the egg to create an overall design. If you want to give it a try, draw guidelines around your egg. First, draw a line around the center (tip to tip) or around the middle (like a belt). Decide how many segments you want to work with, and draw lines circling the egg on the diagonal.
You can also draw little shapes like flowers or stripes instead.
Next, draw on the pencil lines with melted wax using the writing tool. Light a candle to heat the writing tool. (I use the leftover tapers from my advent wreath.) If you don't have a stable candle holder, use a big piece of aluminum foil and mold it around the bottom end of the candle.
- Heat the metal cone attached to the end of the writing tool.
- Scoop some beeswax* into the open end of the cone.
- Reheat the writing tool until the wax is liquid.
- Dab the tip on a tissue to get it going.
- Start writing with the melted wax.
- Reheat the writing tool as needed to keep the flow of wax coming and scoop more wax as needed.
*If you don't have a cube of beeswax, you can use the wax from the tip of the candle...it's easy to scoop because it's softened by the flame. (Just be careful not to tip over the candle!)
The end of the writing tool becomes black with use-making the wax black as well. I like the fact that the wax turns black because it makes it easy to see what I'm drawing.
Oops...I was talking on the phone while I was working on this egg. The conversation got a little "racy" and I squeezed my egg too hard and broke it!
After you make this project, show off your work to other members!
Post your project in the gallery