Ukrainian egg dying is a wax resist method for dying artistic eggs. An intricate pattern or design is created by drawing on the egg shells with wax using a tool called a kiska. You then dip the egg in dyes, covering the sections you want to remain those colors as you go. I have traditionally done Ukrainian Egg dying every year as part of my pre-Easter activities. This year is the first year I have done it as an adult in my own home. In the past, I have dyed raw eggs that were unblown. Once they are colored, you can let the insides dry slowly and after about a year they are completely dry. Since I was not sure I could keep raw eggs either in our current apartment, or through our upcoming moves without breaking them, I decided to blow the eggs out first. I used a single hole method, drilling a small hole in the egg shell and then blowing all the insides out before rinsing thoroughly.
The first egg I want to share was one I wanted to imitate a vase I saw. It was white with a blue floral print on it.
What are your pre-Easter traditions?