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Crafts for Kids with the UHEC: Ukrainian Easter Eggs and Legends

 Registration is closed for this event
Young artists will learn about the legends of Ukrainian Easter Eggs and holiday traditions while creating their own krashanka or krapanka for their Easter basket using the wax-resist method.

While creating a krashanka or krapanka during this workshop, participants will learn about the different kinds of Ukrainian Easter eggs and legends and traditions of the Easter, or Pascha.

You must provide your own supplies for this workshop.

Suitable for grade school aged children. Seating is limited to 25 participants.

Taught by Oksana Pasakas, UHEC Education Programs Coordinator 

This event will take place ONLINE, but registration is required. 

Supplies List and Handout

Supplies list:

For Krashanky: hard-boiled eggs, pre-washed in vinegar bath, pre-mixed edible food dyes. For variations, small leaves, flower petals, ferns, or other foliage; nylon stocking or cheesecloth, rubber band or twine.

For Krapanky: hard-boiled eggs, pre-washed in vinegar bath, pre-mixed edible food dyes, beeswax candle to "drop" dots and design on to egg (required adult supervision), white crayon.

This workshop is FREE, but registration is required. The day before the event, you will get a personalized link to access the workshop.

Donations gratefully accepted.


UHEC folk art programming is made possible by funds from the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

March 21st, 2021 12:30 PM through  1:00 PM
Voluntary donation $ 1.00