Though I’m generally not much of a traditionalist, I can’t resist caving to the pressure exerted by my offspring to create typical holiday crafts. Since my niece, Athena and nephew, Christopher were going to be with us for the weekend, I decided it would be fun to boil two dozen eggs and pull out the food coloring. My one concession to make this a learning experience was to buy a lump of beeswax, four stylus and download some pysanky patterns.
Since I quickly realized that using the stylus to draw wax lines on the eggs was not really child’s play, and discouraged with the ugly mess I was making, I suggested the kids start with crayons while I attempted to perfect my technique.
Athena and Christopher worked diligently to replicate the designs I printed as inspiration for them,
while Owen innovated his own painting technique using a cotton swab,
and Sophie just started dunking.
Athen’s final design,
Christopher’s final design, and my blobby mess.