Craft Ideas For Kids | Pysanky Egg Decorating
My husband introduced me to his wonderful Easter tradition of decorating Easter eggs using his ancient Pysanky egg decorating dyes and tools. Now it has become our family tradition, enjoyed by even our youngest little one. There is something so satisfying about revealing your designs right at the end to discover a unique work of art.
You will need: Our Luba Egg Decorating Kit, Eggs, Vinegar, Distilled Water, Jam Jars, Candles
1- Prepare dyes and blow out your eggs.
2- Using your kistka, heat up the metal bowl on a candle flame and fill with hot wax from the edge of your candle.
3 - Before getting creative, cover up both the holes in the blown egg with wax, top and bottom. This is to prevent any dye getting inside the egg.
4 - Start to draw a design on your egg. Remember, you are going to be building up layers of colour by adding pattern. There is no need to fill the entire surface of the egg. This first layer will be white.
5 - Once you are happy with your initial design, dip into your first colour. Start with the lightest colours. Use a spoon to help keep your egg under the dye.
6 - Carry on with your drawing once your egg has been dyed. You can repeat this process (draw/dip in dye/draw) as many times as you like.
7 - Finishing egg decorating by taking off all the layers of wax by gently heating on the candle flame and rubbing the wax off with kitchen towel.
8 - Hang the decorated eggs on a branch to make a beautiful Easter display. To hang the eggs, tie string to a broken matchstick and poke carefully into the top hole!