Amish-Style Painted Eggs

Amish-Style Painted Eggs

  Folk Art Easter Eggs By Connie Goldin, LMFT This adventure in egg dyeing corresponds to the Mom to Madre post, “Roosters, Eggs, and Art.” My first introduction to Pennsylvania Dutch Easter Egg Hunts comes from the charming book, The Egg Tree by Katherine Milhous, 1950. While researching Amish-style Easter Eggs I decided to try … Continue reading »

Roosters, Eggs, and Art

Roosters, Eggs, and Art

A Charming Book from 1950 and Folk Art By Connie Goldin, LMFT   What does a children’s book written long ago have to do with my friend Maureen’s rooster and chicken paintings? The answer is “folk art.” Both The Egg Tree and Maureen’s colorful paintings below feature roosters (and one hen named “Henrietta”) created in … Continue reading »

Nature’s Dyes for Eggs

Nature’s Dyes for Eggs

Make Your Own Dyes Create beautiful eggs with your kids!   By Connie Goldin, MA, MFT   You can make lovely colors for your Easter eggs from vegetables. You can also dye natural fabrics, such as wool, cotton, and linen. I first tried doing this activity when my sons were six and four years-old, twenty-five … Continue reading »