Easter is Celebrated Around the World
 

Ukrainian Easter Eggs
Ukrainian Egg Art has a long and rich history.  It is a traditional crafts dating back thousand of years.  Patterns are etched with wax, a dye is applied, next another layer of wax pattern is drawn, more dye is applied, and then the wax is removed.  The overall design pattern is revealed and each color is then revealed.  The colors used are symbolic and the Pysanky eggs are given to friend and family during the Easter season.

 

Project Idea:  Create Ukrainian Pysanky Egg Gifts

Materials Needed

Hard Boiled Eggs
PAAS Dyes
White Crayon or Clear Wax

Visit the Pysanky website above, and use symbols and decorative ideas to create Pysanky eggs.
First draw onto egg with crayon or wax and dip into premixed colored dye.  Let egg dry.  Draw another pattern onto egg and dip into dye again.  Repeat several times, and then gently remove the wax from the egg.  Give to parents in a hand-made basket created by the children.

Learn about the rich cultural heritage of Wales and their celebrations of Lent, Good Friday, Easter, and other holidays at Britannia
http://www.britannia.com/wales/culture2.html

Customs of the Carpatho-Rusyn People
Includes the traditional egg rolling Celebration
 http://www.carpatho-rusyn.org/crs/eastercu.htm

 

Paper Crafts

Lots of Egg Decorating Ideas. 

http://www.papereggs.com/

 

Make your own Natural Dyes rather than using the commercial kind at this DLTK kids site
Coloring Easter Eggs

http://www.dltk-holidays.com/easter/natural.htm

 


 

Danielles Place

Bible Crafts

http://www.daniellesplace.com/html/easter.html

 

Kidslink-Easter Customs Around the World

http://www.kidlink.org/KIDPROJ/MCC/

Easter at the Whitehouse

http://www.whitehouse.gov/EasterEggRoll/

 

Project Idea

Grow a mini garden inside an empty egg shell.  Empty the contents
of the egg.  Fill half way with potting soil, water, and a popcorn seed,
they grow fast.  Use individual egg carton units for pots.  A great
gift for parents.

Project Idea
Fun Science

You will need two glasses (clear), two hardboiled eggs, salt, and a spoon.  Put one egg into the bottom of a glass.  Fill with water.   You will fill the glass with water first, and add salt, slowing place the egg into the water and watch it float.
You will want to practice this experiment before hand to gauge water temperature and the amound of salt.  Be sure to use Easter colored eggs for the Holiday effect.