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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Easter -- Pysanky Eggs

Ukrainian Pysanky "Easter Eggs"
from Wikipedia.....
"A pysanka (Ukrainian: писанка, plural: pysanky) is a Ukrainian Easter egg, decorated using a wax-resist (batik) method. The word comes from the verb pysaty, "to write", as the designs are not painted on, but written with beeswax.Many other eastern European ethnic groups, including the Belarusians (пісанка), Bulgarians (писано яйце, pisano yaytse), Serbs (pisanica), Czechs (kraslice), Lithuanians (margutis), Poles (pisanka), Romanians (ouă vopsite or incondeiate), Slovaks (kraslica), and Slovenes (pisanica or pirh) decorate eggs in a similar manner for Easter.?

Pysanky Egg sites:

Pysanky Egg art tutorial:

Pysanky Egg gateway...websites galore!
Pysanky slideshow:
I found several lesson plan about Pysanky eggs using two children's books from Patricia Polacco: Renchenka's Eggs &/or Chicken Sunday:

Incredible geography lesson plan!
Global Diversity through literature: Eastern Europe
(also using Renchenka's Eggs story & Pysanky eggs)

Middle/High school art lesson: Pysanky eggs

Pysanka: Not just a pretty egg -- lesson plan, elementary.

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