How to Decorate Easter Eggs Ukrainian Style!comments (5) March 26th, 2013
While I was waiting for the red dye to take, I snapped a couple of pictures of the girls. They came home from school and wanted to get into the action.
Anna didn't want any of her design to be white, so she dipped it in pink before she started working with the wax. You can pick any of the light colors and start with that (instead of white).
After making my red flowers, I wanted to add some green leaves, so I dipped my red egg into the green dye. After 7 to 8 minutes, the transformation was complete.
When you have run out of colors, the last step is to melt the wax off. Heat the surface of the egg with the flame of your candle and gently rub off the wax. Keep melting and rubbing until the colors are nice and crisp and there is a shiny clear "varnish" covering the egg.
I was planning to photograph eggs that I had made when I was a teenager...I remember seeing them displayed in a glass dish last Easter. When I asked my mom for them, she informed me that they finally cracked and she had to throw them out. They lasted for more than 20 years before they broke (I wish I had thought to take a picture of them before.) I guess it's time for a new collection!
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