Sunday, April 20, 2014

MAKING OUR OWN UKRAINIAN EASTER EGGS


HAPPY EASTER!  I got out my collection of homemade Ukrainian Easter Eggs and my egg decorating equipment for the first time in a number of years.  Some of the eggs date back to when my children were young.  I became fascinated with the beautiful designs on Ukrainian eggs when I was growing up in northeast Minneapolis and started to make them myself when I was a teenager. The designs are drawn in wax with a stylus and the colors are added successively.   The eggs can be kept year after year because the inside moisture simply evaporates over time.  (The designs are made on raw eggs.  The eggs are not meant to be eaten but used for decoration.) Some of the eggs in the basket were made by my children when they were much younger, others by me.  Now we have some new eggs--made by me, my son (now grown up!) and my granddaughter, age eight.  This year we used purple dye as our third color.


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