Thursday, March 31, 2011

Pysanky Eggs

I love Patricia Polacco books.  The family stories are so sweet (I always get choked up when the kids want to buy Miss Eula an Easter bonnet so badly) and love her artwork. It is also fun for the kids to notice when she puts real black and white photos in her illustrations.) This week we read
In both books the main characters make Pysanky (or Ukrainian) Eggs.  We admired how intricate (this word is now on our vocab board thanks to one smartie) and beautiful they were.

I copied some coloring pages of Pysanky designs for the kids to enjoy as early finish work from HERE. We noted the geometric shapes, animals, and patterns.

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 brightens up the room! :-)



  1. These are really cute! I am trying to figure out how I could fit it in to my district's curriculum! I really love these!

  2. Love these! Thank you so much for the idea! I have a bulletin board begging for these! :)

  3. These are awesome and may have to do it next week. Thanks!

  4. These are very cute!! I also love Patricia Polacco!! Thanks for sharing!