Does anybody know how to do pysanky?

They're so BEAUTIFUL!!! How long does it take to do one egg? It looks really hard.


I'd love to just try to make one, but around here they don't have classes of that sort, not a lot of diversity/interesting cultural activities in these parts.

I'm just curious, is all.


  • melloweermelloweer Posts: 2,308Registered Users
    When I was little my grandma and friend's mom use to make them every Easter. I don't remember exactly how but I do know they used this colored wax type stuff, this handheld pin type tool, and a candle. I *think* they blew out the egg from inside too. Oh and that it was reallly really hard but they were awesome!!!
  • cymprenicympreni Posts: 9,609Registered Users
    I have always wanted to learn to do those! I seen it on reading rainbow once and never forgot about it.
  • geekygeeky Posts: 4,995Registered Users
    I did a few, ages ago. The ones I tried were never as intricate or beautiful as the ones in the pic. I learned from a book.
    It is definitely a time-consuming process and you need a steady hand.
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  • shellibeanshellibean Posts: 4,500Registered Users
    Don't know how to do them, but bough tone that looked like those in Japan...
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  • anonnymouseanonnymouse Posts: 1,340Registered Users
    I've never done it but I would LOVE to. They are SO beautiful! I don't have a hand for drawing at all though, and I would think you'd need to be able to draw a straight line at the very least.
  • MimsTXMimsTX Posts: 3,482Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    If you do a search for it on youtube, all kinds of videos come up.

    It looks AWESOME, but really complicated. And you definitely need to go into it with a plan...

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  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,495Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    my grandmother taught me how to do them when i was a child. if i still had good hands, i could probably do them, though not to the same level as my grandmother did.
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