Sunday, April 24, 2011

Traditional Hungarian Easter Eggs

We showed you the Hungarian Easter eggs with cute paintings on them.

At our branch Easter egg painting party, we learned two more traditional ways to do it. One is to use a special pointer to paint designs using melted bees wax. Notice that eggs in Hungary are brown rather than white.

Another is to tightly bind leaves to the egg using cut up squares of pantyhose.

They are then soaked in water that has been boiled for some time with red onion skins.

The leaf system worked out best.

You can see that our hands weren't very steady and we weren't very patient with the wax system.

The finished product is wiped with vegetable oil. Then a ribbon is glued on so you can hang the egg on the pussy willow tree.

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