|Judy Hackman and husband, Don Hackman were teaching archery classes at Harrisburg Area Community College, when Judy learned of the Ukrainian Easter eggs classes at the college. She signed up for a class, which was taught by Judy and Don's boss at the college. That 1973 class began a new hobby experience of making the Ukrainian eggs and teaching classes in central Pennsylvania and upstate New York.
Despite their intricate look, Ukrainian Easter Egg decorating is a learned technique in which anyone can become skilled. The tools to make Ukrainian Easter eggs are simple ones: beeswax, a candle, a kistka (a tool whereby hot wax can be essentially drawn onto the egg), and dyes. Most supplies can be purchased at craft stores, through the Internet, or the Ukrainian Store and Museum, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Children as young as nine
years old and adults of all ages can make beautiful
Ukrainian Easter Eggs. Several libraries in central
Pennsylvania offer the book "Eggs Beautiful” which
shows the step-by-step process in making a Ukrainian
Easter Egg. The book is filled with many ideas to
make dozens of beautiful eggs, as well as with information to the meaning of each drawn line on the