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Intricate egg designs

(Debra Samuels for The Boston Globe)
April 20, 2011

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Unless you are a Ukrainian Easter egg artist, these intricate designs are difficult and time consuming. Now all you have to do is snip, slip, and dip. Elaborate designs come on cellophane. Begin by cutting one section from a column and slip the decorative band over a hard-cooked egg. Fill a bowl with boiling water. Holding the egg in a spoon, carefully dip the egg into the water. In several seconds, like magic, the band will shrink around the egg so the pattern adheres. It also works on glass. Try it on an empty spice jar, and fill it later with paprika. Prices range from $1.59 to 3.49, depending on the number of sleeves in the package. Available online as Easter egg wraps or egg in wrap: www.bestpysanky.com, www.monasterygreetings.com, www.egg-in-wrap.com.

DEBRA SAMUELS