105. Holy Week Activities

Sometimes I’m thankful for photographs because they help me remember just how much we occasionally fit into a week – such as Orthodox Holy Week!   We found some wonderful egg experiments on TinkerLab, including the Naked Egg and Egg Geodes that seemed very appropriate for the week.

We also experimented with oil before unction on Wednesday, and helped dye the red eggs at church on Thursday.

On Friday we helped with the flowers for the epitaphios.  I brought a cardboard box full of holes and silk flowers for the children to work with while the mothers were busy, inspired by this.  Next year I hope to add cardboard tube legs and a cross on top.

At home we dyed eggs, coloring them with crayons and sprinkling them with salt.  We also painted large foam craft eggs red.  Foam eggs are something I would definitely *only* buy on clearance!  A friend also shared the idea of painting wooden eggs with chalkboard paint.

Naked Eggs

Egg Geodes



We also did the super easy Homemade Lava Lamps on Wednesday afternoon.  Experimenting with oil seemed such a lovely thing to do before receiving unction that evening.


The light in our church is so beautiful in the early evening!


Dyeing eggs at church


Cardboard epitaphios, created as I was walking out the door – improvements planned for next year.


I like to do the candlestands and window sills on Holy Friday!


Projects at home

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A spot for our giant red eggs, which will hopefully be painted with various designs next year.  Free egg print  below generously shared by this talented blogger!




And, of course, an egg hunt in the backyard on Pascha morning, before the church picnic. A sweet conclusion to a blessed, full week.  Christ is Risen!



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