Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Pysanky Eggs

These are two of my favorite books to read before Easter. I love Patricia Polacco books!
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In both books the main characters make Pysanky (or Ukrainian) Eggs.  We admire how intricate and beautiful they are. We note the geometric shapes, flowery vines, animals, and repetitive patterns.

HERE is a quick YouTube video about the process of making them.

I then let the kids design their own Pysanky-inspired egg. They drew the design with sharpie on white construction paper. I showed them that they could use crayon-resist if they wanted to. Then I let them loose with watercolor paints.









Sure brighten up the room!

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