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Friday, April 22, 2011

How to Make Lithuanian Easter Eggs

What you need:

1) a Lithuanian with expertise,

2) a thingamajig,

3) beeswax,
4) prepared dyes - these were made from boiled red cabbage(blue), onion skins (brown) and lake (red),
5) a hot plate for keeping the wax melted, and
6) eggs (hardboiled),

7) some fine motor skills.

Create designs using nail head dipped in wax. Then when the design is finished, soak the egg in dye bath for about two hours. Towel dry the eggs and then using a fingernail or a paring knife, scrape off the wax. The eggs can then be rubbed with some vegetable oil to give it a sheen or left matte.

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