Written by: Andrea Mulder-Slater
Children can draw pysanky – decorated Easter eggs inspired by Ukrainian folk designs.
What You Need:
- Black paper
- Oil pastels
What You Do:
Show students examples of Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter Eggs). You can use this website as a reference: https://www.globetrottinkids.com/pysanky-ukrainian-easter-eggs/
A pysanka (plural: pysanky) is a Ukrainian Easter egg, decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs using a wax-resist method. The designs are not painted on, but instead are written with beeswax. The name comes from the word “pysaty,” which means “to write.”
Then, using oil pastels, children will write their own decorative Easter eggs on construction paper.
Encourage them to build the image up slowly, bit by bit.
Display the completed eggs!
ONE STEP FURTHER:
For complete instructions, including templates, elements of art, principles of design, drawing examples, helpful resources, and more, visit my Teachers Pay Teachers store to instantly download a full lesson plan.
(Note: the full lesson is included in The KinderArt Club membership.