Ukrainian Eggs – A Journey to Moskva

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This week, we learned about Ukrainian Eggs.  We thought this would be the perfect project since Easter is coming!  We painted eggs, and read about book about Babushka – A woman who paints beautiful and magical Ukrainian eggs.

We learned so much!  It was a lot of fun!

First, we made Ukrainian Eggs just like Babushka – well almost like Babushka.

Making the Ukranian Eggs

First, we used my sewing awl to punch holes into each side of the egg.  Ava blew the egg out of the shell.  We collected all the egg and made a delicious scrambled egg delight!

We then melted the wax (made a double boiler out of two random pots).  We painted the wax on the egg (for a single toned egg), or colored it first, painted the wax in the design we wanted, and then colored it again (to make a two toned egg).

Here’s how our Ukrainian Eggs turned out

Ukranian Eggs

Not nearly as beautiful as Babushka’s but not bad for the first go around.

Then we read


Which was the story of Babushka – and the beautiful Ukrainian Eggs that she painted.  She would travel every year – with her eggs to the Easter Festival in Moskva (Moscow).  Through out the entire story – magical things were happening to Babushka – including finding a Goose that laid a very beautiful  and special egg.

We learned some Russian Terms

  1. Niet – No
  2. Dacha – A little house in the country
  3. Kulich – A sweet Easter Bread

Russian pictures

Have you ever made Ukrainian Eggs?  This adventure to a small town in Russia was a lot of fun.  I wonder where we will go next week!

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  1. What a great activity! I love the way you tied it into the book. As you say, perfect for Easter! I think the eggs look great! I’m impressed that you did the whole thing from scratch. I have to admit I’ve chickened out this year. It will be my first time decorating eggs with my three year old, so I just bought a kit 🙂 Maybe next year!

    • I don’t think buying a kit is chicken. I’m a total proponent of making things work – the easiest way possible. It’s not easy dyeing eggs with small kids – and frankly, it can get sort of messy.

      I think you should be commended for attempting to do it at all.

  2. Great post! Ukrainian eggs are beautiful and such a great activity!

    • Thank you! It was fun! I didn’t so much engage my son with it, but my daughter loved coloring the eggs. Thank you so much for stopping by!

  3. What a fun way to do the eggs for Easter. I may just try it for fun! . Growing up, I remember my parents used to made Birthday decorations for our birthday parties with egg shells (early 80’s in Bolivia). Probably they followed a very similar procedure.

    • Totally awesome! I’m not really creative – and get impatient quickly – especially with art projects. So, if you went out and got a thin paintbrush and took a lot of time, you can create great works of art. It’s so amazing what they can be.

      What a nice memory from your childhood.

      Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by! I hope to see you again soon.


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