Ukranian painted eggs
image by Photo courtesy of Carl Fleischhauer
Blowing Out the Egg
Hold an egg over a bowl and gently twist the pin into the center of the wide end of the egg. The hole should be about twice the size of the syringe needle.
Pull out the plunger of the syringe.
Hold the egg over the bowl with the hole facing down and insert the needle of the syringe into the hole.
Gently push in the plunger to force air into the egg and then remove the needle to drain the egg into the bowl. Repeat this process as many times as needed to empty the egg.
Remove the plunger from the syringe and fill the syringe with cold water.
Hold the egg with the hole at the top.
Insert the needle of the syringe into the egg and fill the egg with the water.
Remove the syringe, cover the hole with your finger, and shake the egg to clean any extra egg bits still inside.
Fill the syringe with air and blow out the water using the same process you used to blow out the egg whites and yoke.
Repeat the process of filling the egg with water and blowing it until the water runs clear.
Painting The Egg
Mix the egg dye colors as per the instructions of the dye you purchased.
Use the wax crayon to color over any sections of the egg you want to remain white.
Dip the egg in the lightest color dye you will be using, such as yellow.
Color over any sections of the egg you want to remain yellow with the wax crayon, and dip the egg in the next lightest color you will use. Continue this process until your egg has the design you desire.
Wash off the wax using warm water and mild soap, and outline any designs on the egg with the felt tip marker.