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I forgot just how much I LOVE the book, Rechenka’s Eggs by Patricia Polacco! It’s such a beautiful story about kindness, friendship and forgiveness and full of the most beautiful illustrations. The kids and I have been reading it over and over the last few days. Since we have been mesmerized by all the beautiful eggs in the book, we decided to make our own patterned eggs using paper, oil pastels and watercolors to decorate our home for Easter!
- Oil Pastels
- Watercolors and brush
- Books or pictures with designs for inspiration (optional)
How We Made Our Eggs:
1. Draw or trace a large egg shape on your paper. (I printed this one out and then traced it onto the back of an old cereal box so the kids would have a sturdy egg shape to trace.)
2. Use oil pastels to draw and color designs on your eggs. Lucy, Theo and I studied the beautiful eggs in Rechenka’s Eggs for inspiration.
3. Use watercolors to paint over your designs and let dry.
4. Once your eggs are dry, cut them out. Hang them somewhere special!