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
Hard Boiled Eggs
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
Customs of the Carpatho-Rusyn People
Includes the traditional egg rolling Celebration
Lots of Egg Decorating Ideas.
Make your own Natural Dyes rather
than using the commercial kind at this DLTK kids site
Coloring Easter Eggs
Kidslink-Easter Customs Around the World
Easter at the Whitehouse
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.
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.