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Does anybody know how to do pysanky?

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


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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.

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  • 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.
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  • 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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