Senior Citizens Drop In Centre, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Painting Ukrainian Eggs at the Sault Ste Marie Senior Citizens Drop-In Centre

Sault Ste Marie Senior Citizens Drop-In Centre

One of the many activities available at the Senior Citizens Drop-In Center in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, today's egg painting class promises to be a fun experience. Participants will take a real egg and create an intricate design using bees wax and dye. The class runs 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and costs $25.

Jars of dye for the eggs

Instructor Anna Lefave shows participants how to draw the lines on their eggs for their designs.

Anna lights candles in order to melt the wax that they use to draw the lines on their eggs to maintain the design in the dye
Heating the stylus or "kystka" which is used to apply wax to the egg. The wax keeps the dye from reaching that part of the egg.

Drawing the bees wax lines

Instructor Anna takes her egg out of the yellow dye to show how they will layer their designs and how the wax works

Intricate instructions to follow show the layering process.

Dropping an egg into the first dye bath

Instructor Anna demonstrates the next stage of the egg design

The finished egg design will look like this.

The finished design of the Ukrainian egg

Ukrainian style dyed eggs by Anna Lefave

The Sault Ste Marie Senior Citizens Drop-In Center offers many activities, some free and some with a cost. Pre-registration for all programs is required. Call 705-254-6474 to register, payments are required one week prior to each event or program.