Another Celebrated Dancing Bear which takes place in Imperial Russia. I believe this is the first book we've read with that setting; so I was pretty excited to see what kinds of crafts I could find to illustrate Russian culture.
1. Printable nesting dolls. I love these adorable Russian nesting dolls. You can print them out in full color or in black and white outline to color them yourself.
2. Faberge eggs. I am honestly shocked that I have been unable to find any children's nonfiction books containing the story of the Fabrege eggs. Their history is all about riches, surprises and lost treasure- just the kind of thing kids love, and such a great way to teach about Imperial Russian and the 1917 Revolution. If you want to tell your children the story and show them a few pictures, this link from PBS has a pretty good summary.
We used a really fun silk technique to dye the eggs. They don't actually look all that similar to the historical Faberge eggs, but they're fancy- which is basically what we were going for. I'll be writing about how to make them in an upcoming post.
Any other ideas for Russian kids' crafts?
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
3 Russian Crafts for Kids
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All three of these are great crafts! So fun. The domes and buildings seems so workable with young children.
I have read your content. It is so interesting. I think Russian crafts are the best for the children. If you are going to buy, you should also check this: http://www.russiancraftswholesale.com/
I've bought a lapbook recently in which a picture was included from your website. http://modszerkocka.hu/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/HAGYMALAPBOOK_2.pdf
This is great! We have Russian kids club meet up and the next one is at my house,I will be using some of these!!
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