Thursday, April 21, 2011
Ukrainian Easter Eggs
Today I got out the Ukrainian eggs which make up the entirety of our Easter decorations and I thought I would share them here. I learned how to make Ukrainian eggs as a kid and have always loved doing it, although I haven't made them in a number of years. I love the rich, vibrant colors and intricate designs which you can get with this technique. Most of these eggs are based off traditional Ukrainian designs but I have also made ones that were more modern - polka dots, daisies, and words, among others - I think my mom has most of those still. I have an egg-blower tool so luckily I can safely store these and get them out year after year!
It's fun to play with how to fit the design onto a 3-D shape and to figure out the dye sequence to get the desired colors.
What are your favorite egg-decorating techniques? Have you ever tried making Ukrainian eggs? I think this is it for me this year but I'm hoping to either make more Ukrainian eggs next year, or try out another decorating technique.