Representing the rebirth of Earth and the start of new life, eggs are celebrated and decorated in a variety of countries and cultures throughout the world.
Perhaps some of the most impressive designs are known as Pysanka. These Ukrainian treasures (examples above) are hollowed-out eggs decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs; they are dyed with a method using beeswax to carefully create intricate patterns. Traditionally, dyes were made from natural ingredients, like dried plants, onion skins, and roots, and were created from secret recipes passed down from generations. Many Eastern European cultures also create elaborate egg decorations using beeswax.
Scroll down to see a creative collection of eggs, including some disguised as penguins, robots, chicks and more.
The Super Egg Collection defending Easter from villains.
Don’t wake me, I’m sleeping..
Swirl designs can be painted on, or created by wrapping twine or tape around the egg before dying it.
Two little chick eggs sitting in the grass…
Guess how these beauties were made? Old ties! Check out the instructions and more pictures over on ourbestbites.com.
Mr. Penguin Egg
Spice up your usual Easter egg decorations by adding pipe cleaners, construction paper and googly eyes.
I wonder what these eggs are up to…
Peace, love, and eggs
May the force be with you.
Happy Easter, everyone!
Image: Credit: Bo&Ko via flickr