Easter's on it's way

 wee easter egg

Hippity Hoppity ... Easter's on it's way ..

Sure signs of spring are the smells of freshly baked hot cross buns, the sweet sight and smell of blossoming flowers on an early morning walk, warming earth in the garden and Easter!

This is a great time to explore the traditional art of egg decorating with pure beeswax; called Pysanky in Ukrainian.  The techniques of wax resist dying on eggs is simple and can be enjoyed by all.  Intricately decorated eggs are a timeless art.

In our home we use a burning beeswax candle, with a three inch wide base, and stylus (also called a kistka) to draw on eggs. Then we dunk the egg in a dye solution. You can also use a kistka stylus warmed by a burning beeswax candle and a beeswax block.

Simple instructions for making decorated eggs can be found here.

Remember the taper candles for your spring feast dinner tableau.  

Have some bee-utiful fun and wear an apron!





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