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Get ready to roll… Create your own colourful pace eggs this Easter with a free activity pack

Learn how to create your own colourful pace eggs and get ready to roll this Easter as York Museums Trust invites you to take part in a Yorkshire tradition dating back hundreds of years.

Pace eggs are hard boiled eggs dyed in a variety of natural colours which form the basis of a number of Easter customs.

The most popular was pace egg rolling down a grassy slope on Easter Sunday or Monday, once called Troll Egg Day.

Now you can create your own eggs at home by downloading an activity pack here.

Emma Williams, creative learning producer, said: “This is an easy and fun activity for families to try at home this Easter. All you need are a few eggs and ingredients for natural dyes, like coffee grounds, turmeric or red cabbage leaves. It’s fantastic to see what colours you can create and also what modifications can be made to make your egg unique.”

“Once made please send us pictures of your creations on social media or even videos of your eggs rolling down any hill or slope you have in your home or garden – do you have the fastest egg?”

As well as the activity pack, there are also notes on the history of the pace egg and why it came to be celebrated at Easter, as well as information about other eggs in the Museums’ collections. Read it here.

To send us your pictures of eggs please tag us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/YorkCastleMuseum Instagram: @yorkcastlemuseum Twitter: @yorkcastlemuseum