“Pysanky is the ancient Eastern European art of egg decorating.
A pysanka (plural: pysanky) is a Ukrainian Easter egg, decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs using a wax-resist method.”
You can go to this link to learn how to do the actual egg decorating…but, here on The Draw Page we’re going to design, draw & color them on paper.
One of my sons & his family lived in Kiev, Ukraine for a handful of years. We had the pleasure of visiting them in 2016; and we found this art form to be alive and well there still. My grandparents grew up only a few hours away in Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia). And in the early 1900s they all separately came to America…and pysanky was a familiar Easter-time ART.
And although there is some unhappy history in that part of the world; there is also a lot of wonderful memories. The reasons for these eggs are to express the beauty of the risen Christ.
If you google Pysanky or Ukrainian eggs you’ll get thousands of samples of some beautifully designed eggs.
You & your kids can use crayons, colored pencils or markers to draw and decorate these lovely egg pictures. I have some symbols samples in the box below: The symbols should be about life, love and salvation. But you can add whatever designs and symbols you’d like to.
Happy Coloring & Happy Easter!
I’d love to show off your art work in my Gallery (link)…think of it as my refrigerator door. Simply take a snap on your phone and email it to me at: [email protected]