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4 Fun Crafts to Make This Easter

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4 Fun Crafts to Make This Easter

Shelby West, Writer

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Easter is springtime’s most celebrated holiday. It marks the end of the season of Lent in the Christian calendar, and it is second only to Halloween in holiday candy sales. Everybody is familiar with the colorful plastic or dyed Easter eggs as common decorations for the celebration, but you can shake things up this Easter with these four takes on the classic Easter egg.

Easter bunny egg:

The Easter Bunny is commonly associated with the Christian holiday of Easter, but it doesn’t really relate to Christ’s resurrection at all. Though its true origins are uncertain, there is plenty of evidence to suggest that the Easter Bunny came from the Anglo-Saxon goddess of fertility, Eostre, during a springtime festival near Easter. The bunny part likely came from the goddess’s companion, a rabbit, which was a traditional symbol of fertility. Click here for an Easter Bunny themed egg craft.

Pysanky:

For generations, craftsmen in Ukraine and Russia have been creating elegant, multi-colored Easter eggs in celebration of the holiday. The most extravagant and well-known of these eggs were crafted by Peter Carl Fabergé and his men. These Easter eggs were made with gold and precious stones. Each year, a new egg was presented to the tsar and tsarina of the Russian empire on Easter. Today you can make your own Fabergé or traditional Ukrainian egg (for a more traditional way to make Pysanky, click here).

Cactus Themed Egg:

When you think of Easter, you probably think of pretty flowers and fluffy rabbits, but prickly cactus-themed Easter decorations have more significance than you might think. Before Jesus started his ministry, he went into the desert for forty days and fasted. Today, Christians all over “fast” by giving up something they enjoy for forty days in the season of Lent, in preparation for Easter. Create some cute cactus-styled Easter eggs by clicking here.

Floral Easter Eggs:

On the first Good Friday, Jesus went to the garden and prayed. After he was crucified, he was buried in a tomb that was also in a garden, where he rose from the dead three days later, creating the first Easter Sunday and the Christian calendar’s most important day of the year. You can celebrate by making some garden-themed Easter eggs.

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