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traditional hungarian ukrainian easter eggs
This is a traditional way how we paint the eggs here, in Hungary. Tha traditional supply for this is "íróka", which we can buy some places here, but I think, you can't buy it in places, where this thing is not traditional. So I show you how to make one.

Posted by Kata B. from Csömör, Pest County, Hungary • Published See Kata B.'s 24 projects »
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  • How to make a decorative egg. Traditional Easter Eggs (No Special Supplies) - Step 1
    Step 1

    Firstly, put the eggs in vinegar for 5 minutes, to avoid any oils and dirt. Than you're gonna have to blow the egg out of its shell. With a knitting needle, bore two holes on the egg, one on the bottom, one on the top, and start to blow one of the holes. On the other hole, the egg will come out (Wash the egg very well, before you do this!)

  • How to make a decorative egg. Traditional Easter Eggs (No Special Supplies) - Step 2
    Step 2

    Now, get an empty aluminium tube, e.g a gulyás (goulash) cream tube :D Than cut the top part and the sides off, and make a flat rectangle of it. (you can flatten it out with a rolling pin)

  • How to make a decorative egg. Traditional Easter Eggs (No Special Supplies) - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut a tiny little piece of the flattened aluminium

  • How to make a decorative egg. Traditional Easter Eggs (No Special Supplies) - Step 4
    Step 4

    Get a pin, and curl the thingy around it. The little hole on the end really shouldn't be bigger than the pin, which you curled it around.

  • How to make a decorative egg. Traditional Easter Eggs (No Special Supplies) - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now, get a stick from the garden, and split it like 5 cms (2 inches) long with a knife. Put your little cone between the stick, and tie it together. (my íróka's end is black, because I used it already, it's totally normal)

  • How to make a decorative egg. Traditional Easter Eggs (No Special Supplies) - Step 6
    Step 6

    put a little beeswax in the cone. You can use any colour, it doesn't matter, I found green one at home.

  • How to make a decorative egg. Traditional Easter Eggs (No Special Supplies) - Step 7
    Step 7

    Put the cone part in a candle's flame, so the beeswax will melt. Get a piece of paper too, because maybe you're gonna wanna drag some strokes before you draw on the egg, to avoid the too much beeswax and the drips.

  • Step 8

    Put the eggs in paint, and when the paint is dried peel/rasp the wax from your egg. You can also melt it down, but i think, its easier to rasp, especially if your strokes were thick (not wide) enough to peel it down.
    (sorry, no pictures of this one, because I had no egg paint at home. The beautiful eggs on the main images are not painted by me)

  • Step 9

    you can put a matching ribbon through the two holes on the egg, so you can hang it up.

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April
April · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 10 projects
Those are beautiful!
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PirateNicky
PirateNicky · Baumholder, Rhineland-Palatinate, DE · 1 project
Makes me sad I missed easter Happy Hmmmm.... think one can use eggs for Christmas ornaments? Happy
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carmela  g.
carmela g. · Palermo, Sicilia, IT · 9 projects
coool
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The Twins
The Twins · 9 projects
totally cool idea. wish i saw this before eatser xD
saved it for next year ;P
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Melissa K.
Melissa K. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 51 projects
Beautiful! Makes me proud to be Hungarian! Happy
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Kata B.
Kata B. · Csömör, Pest County, HU · 24 projects
You're welcome, I'm happy you liked it!
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Sheila Squirrel
Sheila Squirrel
Thanks for a brilliant tutorial. I'm Pagan and we have a similar thing where we paint eggs and make wishes on them Happy
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
wooow awesome , like this a lot, soooo beautiful, i like all those tradiional tricks , thanks for the tute and sharing, and don't eat to much eggs.LOL
have a nice fun easter time;-D
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