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The Art of The Egg
Movie: Chicken Run

By Cynthia Kirkeby
Aug 11, 2006, 11:51 PST

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The Art Of The Egg

Grade Level: Grade 1 through College

Subject: Art

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Author: Cynthia Kirkeby

Affiliation: ClassBrain, Inc.

Date: 18 May, 2003

Duration: 1-2 class periods

Film: Chicken Run © Dreamworks

MPAA Rating: G for all audiences

Film Information From Chicken Run

In Chicken Run the chickens revolt in the chicken pot pie factory. Nick Parks brings this wonderful cast of characters to life through his art of claymation. Use Chicken Run to suggest other ways the factory owners could have earned money with fancy eggs instead of chicken pies. Chose any of these great projects to design fancy eggs of your own.

Projects & Learning Links

Make a bunny with a special mosaic egg.
Source: Hands On Crafts For Kids
Level: 1st Grade & up

Lady Alexandra's Egg-stravaganza
This page was created by the Cleveland museum of art to introduce kids to Faberge’ eggs. There is a coloring book and directions on how to build an egg stand. There is also a more in-depth section on Faberge for older students and adults:
Faberge in America
Source: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Level: 3rd Grade & up

Washi Eggs
These beautiful Japanese eggs are much easier to do, then they first appear. This page has clear, simple instructions that are easy enough for younger students to follow.
Source: Yasutomo
Level: 3rd Grade & up

Learn Pysanky
Learn how to make these incredibly beautiful Ukrainian Easter Eggs with the help of the great tutorials and information on this site. There is a page listed under designs which shows you beginner, advanced, and specialty design patterns. Clicking on the design enlarges it and gives you a palate of colors. There are step-by-step instruction, a glossary of symbols, and all sorts of other helpful hints. This art should only be done with adult supervision, since it requires the use of an open flame.
Source: Learn
Level: Middle School and above

Egg Shell Carving And Sculpting
You will be amazed when you take a look at some of the eggs on this site. Some of them seem almost impossible. This art is not for the faint of heart, since the breakage rate is so high. There is a section on the process, as well as incredible galleries of work.
Source: Al Gunther
Level: High School and College

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