Pysanky Eggs are Russian spring decorative eggs that are waxed on, dyed, waxed on, dyed, waxed off (with an open flame) and polished. How's that for a descriptive how to? Today we read Patricia Polacco's Chicken Sunday in which the eggs are featured, and then we watched a Youtube video of a woman making the "real" eggs. After that we did a 4S version, a tradition in my classroom now for over a decade.
We waxed on to paper with black crayons, and then painted with watercolors for the dye. They are one of my all-time favorite kids created art projects. The class was into it to. For over an hour it was silent in the room as they created these spring masterpieces.
Pink & Say by Patricia Polacco
3 years ago