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The Egg Painter, a beautiful profile of Elena Craciunescu and the traditional Easter egg painting that she skillfully enjoys in a small village in Romania’s northern region of Bukovina. Filmed by Prague-based Titus-Armand.

A friend of ours just recently learned how to create eggs like these. In Ukrainian, the folk art is called Pysanky, from the word pysanka and the verb pysaty, meaning to write. In this case, the writing is in beeswax, similar to batik. It’s a traditional art form in many countries across Eastern Europe.

You can read more at NPR’s The Salt, see more examples at Katya Trischuk’s Etsy Shop, and yay! There’s a DIY at Instructables.

In the archives: more eggs and a few more cultural traditions.

via @Colossal.

This cover is the bridge between a popular animated film (that you may have heard of) and music made with “instruments” found in the kitchen – one of our favorite DIY activities. This is Let It Go performed with wine glasses, pots, pans, and a gallon of milk by YouTuber Dan Newbie.

Related watching: this kid-filled Depeche Mode cover, this glass harp Leonard Cohen cover, Beethoven’s Ninth on a Toolbox Glockenspiel, this musical kettle, and a handbell rendition of “Married Life” from Pixar’s UP.

via Daily Dot.

Sesame Street's Telly teams up with 5facts' Annie Colbert and Matt Silverman to explore sand, chalk, strawberries, velcro, and lint up close: 5 Hidden Worlds Revealed Under a “MEGA” MICROSCOPE, microscope, microscope…

For more science, tech, engineering, and math with Sesame Street, check out SesameStreet.org/STEM, and in the archives: Annie, Matt, and Grover do science.

A few marble machines are clickity-clacking in our archives, but never have we seen ones that are designed as laser-cut, flat-packed, wood DIY kits! Hopefully on sale soon from RetroTime.org, a hand cranked Kit2 Marble Machine, above, and a hand cranked Modular Marble Machine - Shield no.2, below: 

There are more kit videos on RetroTime’s YouTube channel.

And in our archives: marble machines and Rube Goldberg machines, including the increasingly-difficult-to-find-on-the-internet Pitagora Suitchi.

via The Awesomer.