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Pysanky eggs (pronounced peh-SAN-keh) are intricately decorated Easter eggs originally made in Ukraine. The folk patterns employed symbols and colors which gave special meaning to each design. Pysanky eggs were traditionally only made for Easter they're thought to bring good luck and protection the whole year through.
This egg-decorating activity provides the ideal setting for discussions about the power of symbols, and how culture and time can change the meaning of symbols. Don't let the calendar limit this craft. With a little creativity you can design Pysanky eggs during any season or holiday.