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By Starr Durrant

Did you know that by removing the egg white and yolk before decorating your Easter eggs they can last for decades to come! Decorated boiled eggs left long enough will end up with a dense, hard yolk that can rattle around in the shells causing cracks and the odor is awful. The solution is to remove the yolk and egg white before decorating.  Check out my   how-to video tutorial below as well as additional links to pysanky attractions, design templates, online tutorials and suppliers.

 

Egg De-yolking

A few years ago my mother passed on to me a portion of her pysanky collection, each egg lovingly acquired and cared for  over the years including a few that my Baba (Ukrainian grandmother) made when I was a child in the 60’s.

 

I still remember how my she taught me to remove the egg white and yolk without cracking the shell by poking holes in either end and carefully blowing through the top hole and pushing the egg contents carefully through the bottom. If you follow the steps in the video and don’t have success increase the size of the holes by using a tooth pick or small nail. Remember to shake the egg well first to make sure the yolk is broken!

 

Preserve Your Kids Decorated Eggs!
This beautiful pysanka was decorated by my grandson Logan at school last year. Even if kids are decorating their Easter eggs with food coloring, felt pens, stickers and the like, by removing the egg from the shell, rather than boiling them, you can preserve these treasured gifts for years to come!

Egg by Logan

Attractions (Alberta)
Visit Vegerville – World’s largest World’s Largest Easter Egg Pysanka 

Vegerville’s Pysanka Festival  July 1-3, 2016.

Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, an open-air museum where costumed role-players recreate the life of early Ukrainian pioneers that settled in east central Alberta from 1892-1930.

Ukrainian Museum of Canada – Alberta Branch

History
YouTube Video – CT Style – The history of the Easter egg

Online Tutorials and Video How-To’s
Instructables -Pysanky – Ukrainian Egg Dying Tutorials
YouTube Video – Mojo.com  How to Make Ukrainian Easter Eggs
YouTube Video – Nathaniel Ostashewski -Ukrainian PYSANKY: An Eight Step Process

Design Ideas and Patterns
Learnpysanky.com – color diagrams for over 30 unique Ukrainian Easter egg designs

Suppliers
Learn Pysanky.com – List of Canadian Suppliers by Province

Online Suppliers
Amazon- Pysanky Kits
BabasBeesWax.com – Kits, Supplies and More
Best Pysanky – Supplies

 Also See My Easter Blog
DIY Easter Lily Fairy
DIY Duct Tape Decorating Ideas for Easter
DIY Duct Tape Easter Bows

 

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