Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project – fun Easter chicks and eggs to make.
I may not be able to answer that age old question, what came first – the chicken or the egg? But I can tell you that the decoration of eggs for Easter is believed to date back to the 13th century.
According to some, decorating eggs was a celebration of the end of the Lent period (the 40 days before Easter) when fasting meant certain foods, such as milk and eggs, were not consumed.
In some countries, such as Romania and Hungary, wooden eggs were painted with beautiful and elaborate patterns that helped to tell the story of Easter.
Russian rulers enjoyed the beauty of intricately designed eggs made by jeweller Carl Faberge.
These exquisite creations were made from precious materials such as silver, gold and gems.
The Wacky Workshops eggs are not quite so precious, made from recyclables and paper, but they are cute and easy for kids to make.