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  • Writer's pictureLouise Worner

Easter Ikebana




Easter always provides fun and creative opportunities for children to make ikebana arrangements. Eggs often feature in most Easter traditions, as they represent new life and rebirth. During the Medieval period, it was forbidden to eat eggs during Lent, and so it was a treat to eat eggs on Easter Sunday*.


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Here in Belgium, chocolate eggs are a large feature of Easter (Speculoos eggs are a favourite in our house). However, Easter branches are also sold in supermarkets and are adorned with an array of brightly coloured hanging eggs.


Adding the flowers and Typha leaf

This year, to celebrate Easter we created a homemade vase out of eggshells. Rather than using the eggshells as miniature vases, we used a hot-glue gun to create a wreath of empty egg shells. Leftover carnations were placed in the eggshell wreath, along with Typha leaves.


Adding another flower and leaf

Once the arrangement was finished, it felt a little heavy. An upturned eggshell was placed under one side of the wreath to lift it off the table and give it little more lightness and movement.


Adjusting the arrangement

*source English Heritage https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/

 

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