Egg Gourds are fantastic, they don't break when you drop them! Makes these a great canvas for children to do Pysanky. You must use the Blue 05mm Lead that we stock to draw the design on the gourd, regular pencil will not come off. The 05mm Blue Lead is a polymer, so it will melt off when you remove the wax. Egg Gourds must be done in the dye progression method just like duck shells, shell, yellow, orange, paint in blue and green areas, red, then final dark dip color.Egg gourds will give you a glass luster with just two coats of varnish.