While my dad and Tim were building bunk beds, my mom and I (mostly my mom) taught the kids how to make pysanky or Ukrainian Eggs.
|Caleb learns how to blow the insides out of the eggs. More than a few were broken in this process.|
|Kylee draws on her egg with wax using a kitska.|
|First layer of dye- starting with light colors|
|Yup, my kids sit on the windowsill. All. The. Time.|
|After two layers of writing and dye.|
|After 3-4 layers of wax and dye.|
|Final dye is usually black.|
|Experienced hands melt all the wax off, revealing the colors underneath. Note, these are not my hands, my mom actually never let me do this step until this year and I am 31! And she would only let me do my own egg....|
This was a huge tradition in my family growing up and my mom left all the stuff with us so maybe next year we will even do it in a more timely fashion!