3-26 Easter Eggs-travaganza, day 6: Pisanky for Preschoolers

pisanky

Pisanky are Ukrainian Easter eggs that are done with bee-wax and a special tool. The wax is melted and then it is applied onto a white egg. Then you color the egg, add more wax, color again… until you achieve the right effect. After that you take the egg close to fire and melt the wax away to reveal the colorful lines underneath. I have always love it and wanted to share it with my kids… so this is a simplified version.

Take a muffin tin and put small candles inside. Put a wire mash or grid onto it – that’s your oven. Then, take couple of the metal containers for the candles and put wax crayons inside. Let them melt (but be careful not to burn them).

For your drawing tool, just take a pencil and stick a sewing pin in it. Now, you are all set. If you want to try it too, there is some inspiration (I used to do these… before kids):

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