Some of the eggs we will blow out for Pysanky.
Pysanky is the ancient Eastern European art of egg decorating, often called Ukrainian egg decorating. Detailed directions are here.
Do you know how to blow out an egg?
There are great directions here. We used this gadget from Hearthsong.
We used our large duck eggs in the past but have no female duck this year.
First, you make a design on the blown out egg shell
and use melting wax to cover your design.
You can color the egg first if you choose and then do the wax or leave it white.
The results are beautiful.
For our hard boiled eggs, we plan to use all natural dyes using:
- beets for red,
- tumeric for yellow,
- red cabbage for blue,
- frozen blueberries for purple, from the recipes here and here.
I especially love the results from the eggs wrapped in onion skins.
Why don't you give it a try! It's fun for ALL ages!
happy day happy creating!
Farm Friend and Farmgirl Friday