Workshop: Easter Polish tradition -painting eggs with wax

This Monday we had a workshop, called “Pisanki” (painting eggs with wax). We made two different types of eggs – blown and hardboiled. There are also other artificial Easter eggs. These can be made from decorated wood or even such eyebrow-raising materials as Styrofoam and Felt.

But in this case, let’s stay with Easter eggs. There are a number of traditional ways to decorate Pisanki. In our case we used wax. In this method, first, the egg must be covered with a wax pattern and after that you need to colour it by beetroot and onion. Afterwards, you can remove the wax and you willl see your egg with a white decoration on a coloured background. 

On this workshop, our coordinator was there for explaining and showing us the process. It was really nice to discover this polish tradition, which is really unique in europe. The only problem was that we could not see the result at the same day, we needed to wait for the whole night to have coloured eggs.

For the volunteers, this creativity workshop was “really relaxing and interesting. I am happy that I had a chance to participate in this activity. Thanks to Jagoda for discovering this amazing polish tradition.

#Author: Celie

Celie joined us as a volunteer in September 2020. We are able to host her as a participant of the #EcoSolidarity project under the European Solidarity Corps. it is a funding programme of the European Union that creates opportunities for young people to volunteer, work, train and run their own solidarity projects that benefit communities around Europe.

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