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Dear valued customers:

We're more than an online store. We're a team of pysanky experts on technique, tradition, culture and history. We support various fundraisiners who Stand With Ukraine. Our family has welcomed refugee relatives from Ternopil. Making pysanky is easy, fun and affordable. You can do more here than just shop, but this page is a good place to start:


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Stand With Ukraine – Pysanky are the great gift of hope! Are you fundraising for humanitarian aid to Ukraine with a pysanky workshop or demonstration? We have kits, tips, hints and free teaching aids and resources to enhance your instructional unit. We describe this and acknowledge and thank the many people who are participating on our "Learn to Make Pysanky" page here.

 
 

Baba's Pysanky Boutique – Scroll down to Egg-Cessories and Gifts to see where we've retained our inspiration, whimsy and cuteness factor. We're eggscited to offer more variety and more competitive pricing for things like face masks to keep you safe, apparel (not only t-shirts) for women, men and kids, greeting cards for all occasions or just to say "wish we were together" and other gifts and novelty items. Check out all the new designs. Happy browsing!

Book Preview Playlist - Click on the YouTube icon beside any book title on this page to see its format, pages, colourful cover and contents of featured pysanka designs on our YouTube Channel.

Pysanky How To's and DIY - Go to our YouTube Channel to see this and other Playlists.
 

 Pysanky Kits from www.babasbeeswax.com Pysanky Kits

Hints and Money $aving Tips for Beginners

  • making pysanky is easy, fun and affordable
  • we recommend the kistka with wood handle for beginners
  • all Kits contain everything you need to make dozens of pysanky the traditional way
  • the Basic Kit is great for starting out
  • for 2 or more people, just add a kistka for each person and easily share everything else in the Kit
  • learn with our pamphlet included in all our Kits
  • watch our YouTube video or online with our Teacher Guide and YouTube video
  • learn online by watching our Learn to Write Pysanky for Teachers and Students on YouTube
  • use our new Teacher Guide and Course Outline, Lesson Plan, Reading and Handouts, Free Activities and Printables for Kids, and Resources to teach yourself or others


Student Kit – you get the essentials of 1 beeswax, 1 size medium kistka, and 4 pysanky dyes (yellow, orange, red and black) intended for classroom use or with our digital online pysanky tutorial. More info about Teacher Guide here.

Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com purchase a Student Kit for $19.99

Purchase a Student Kit from www.babasbeeswax.com
All the essentials in your Student Kit

Basic Kit #1
  • you get a pamphlet Ukrainian Easter Egg Pysanka Beginners' Designs with instructions, 45 sample designs, coloured diagrams, helpful hints, and important information, 1 size medium kistka, the 5 pysanky dye colours illustrated in the pamphlet (yellow, light green, orange, red, dark red), 1 pure beeswax, and 1 cleaning wire
  • you will need whole raw eggs or empty eggshells, candle in sturdy candleholder, jars for dyes, white vinegar
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com purchase Basic Kit #1 featuring dark red pysanky and a kistka with wood handle for $30.99 Pysanka made with Basic Kit
Your first pysanka with Kit #1!
Purchase a Basic Kit from www.babasbeeswax.com
Look at everything you get in Kit #1
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com or substitute with a plastic handle kistka for $35.99
Set of 5 Basic Kit Pysanka Lifters for yellow, light green, orange, red and dark red dyes from BabasBeeswax.com Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com purchase Pysanka Lifter Basic Set #1 for $3.49 – boost your dyes to the next level by taking the guesswork out of your dye jars and preventing excessive dye from collecting in the bowl of a spoon and being wasted. These 5 colour-coded egg lifters (yellow, light green, orange, red, dark red); can be used with empty or full eggs

Basic Kit #2
  • you get a pamphlet How to Decorate Beautiful Ukrainian Easter Eggs "Pysanky" with instructions, 16 sample designs, coloured diagrams, helpful hints, and important information, 1 size medium wood handle kistka, the 5 pysanky dye colours illustrated in the pamphlet (yellow, light green, orange, red, black), 1 pure beeswax, and 1 cleaning wire
  • you will need whole raw eggs or empty eggshells, candle in sturdy candleholder, jars for dyes, white vinegar
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com purchase Basic Kit #2 featuring black pysanky and a kistka with wood handle for $30.99 Pysanka make with Basic Kit
Your first pysanka with Kit #2!
Purchase a Basic Kit from www.babasbeeswax
Look at everything you get in Kit #2
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com or substitute with a plastic handle kistka for $35.99
Set of 5 Basic Kit Pysanka Lifters for yellow, light green, orange, red and dark red dyes from BabasBeeswax.com Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com purchase Pysanka Lifter Basic Set #2 for $3.49 –boost your dyes to the next level by taking the guesswork out of your dye jars and preventing excessive dye from collecting in the bowl of a spoon and being wasted. These 5 colour-coded egg lifters (yellow, light green, orange, red, black); can be used with empty or full eggs

Deluxe Kit - you get a pamphlet Ukrainian Easter Egg Pysanka Beginners' Designs with instructions, 45 sample designs, coloured diagrams, helpful hints and important information; various size kistka (fine, medium, heavy and extra-fine wood handle or fine, medium and heavy plastic handle); 12 pysanky dye colours (yellow, light green, orange, red, black, pink, purple, royal blue, light blue, brick, dark red and dark green); 1 pure beeswax; and 1 cleaning wire; you will also need whole raw eggs or empty eggshells, candle in sturdy candleholder, jars for dyes, white vinegar.
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com purchase a Deluxe Kit featuring 4 kistka with wood handle for $67.99
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com or substitute with 3 kistka with plastic handle for $78.99
Set of 5 Basic Kit Pysanka Lifters for yellow, light green, orange, red and dark red dyes from BabasBeeswax.com Set of 7 Deluxe Kit additional Pysanka Lifters for black, pink, purple, royal blue, light blue, brick and dark green dyes from BabasBeeswax.com Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com purchase Pysanka Lifter Deluxe Set for $8.39 – boost your dyes to the next level by taking the guesswork out of your dye jars and preventing excessive dye from collecting in the bowl of a spoon and being wasted. These 12 colour-coded egg lifters (yellow, light green, orange, red, black, pink, purple, royal blue, light blue, brick, dark red and dark green) can be used with empty or full eggs
Purchase a Deluxe Pysanky Kit from www.babasbeeswax.com
Look at everything you get in the Deluxe Kit

Enhanced Kit - everything but the egg! you get a pamphlet Ukrainian Easter Egg Pysanka Beginners' Designs with instructions, 45 sample designs, coloured diagrams, helpful hints and important information; various size kistka (fine, medium, heavy and extra-fine wood handle or fine, medium and heavy plastic handle); all 18 pysanky dye colours; 1 pure beeswax; 1 cleaning wire; 1 candle; 1 egg blower pump; you will only need whole raw eggs or empty eggshells and white vinegar.

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Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com purchase an Enhanced Kit for featuring 4 kistka with wood handle $99.99
Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com or substitute with 3 kistka with plastic handle for $109.99  
Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com pysanka lifter enhanced set for $9.99 – boost your dyes to the next level by taking the guesswork out of your dye jars and preventing excessive dye from collecting in the bowl of a spoon and being wasted. These 18 colour-coded egg lifters can be used with empty or full eggs; See Colour Chart here  

Christmas Ornament Kit - in these kits for holiday egg ornaments you get all the supplies in the Basic Kit (wood handle kistka) plus blue dye, one-hole egg blower, 12 assorted findings for hanging, and Pysanka Power Christmas Ornament designs No Photo
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com purchase a Christmas Ornament Kit for $54.99  
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com purchase Pysanky Lifter Ornament set for $4.19 – boost your dyes to the next level by taking the guesswork out of your dye jars and preventing excessive dye from collectiving in the bowl of a spoon with these 6 colour-coded egg lifters (yellow, light green, light blue, orange, red, dark red); can be used for empty or full eggs  

Pysanky Party Kit - these kits have everything your child needs for a party with friends and can be used for a theme-based birthday party grab bag! You get step-by-step instructions, coloured designs, helpful hints, important information and practice designs; 1 pure beeswax; 1 size medium kistka; 3 pysanky dyes used in the instructions (yellow, scarlet, black), and 1 bookmark. The party grab bag can also be enhanced with egg stands or other pysanky supplies.

Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com purchase a Pysanky Party Kit for $17.99
Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com add the perfect partner for only $5.00 Pysanka Power! Birthday Party Ideas & Planner. More info about this book

Pysanky Party Kits from www.babasbeeswax.com

Christmas Ornament Kit for hanging Snowflake Eggs - these kits have everything you need to make dozens of beautiful Snowflake Eggs the batik way. You get an Instruction Book — Snowflake Eggs : How to Make Christmas Ornaments the Batik Way by Joan Brander including custom Snowflake Template; batik tools and supplies of beeswax block, kistka / stylus / tjanting, red egg dye, green egg dye, blue egg dye, and findings for hanging ornaments

Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com purchase a Christmas Ornament Kit for hanging Snowflake Eggs for $32.99

Christmas Ornament Kit for hanging Snowflake Eggs from BabasBeeswax.com

Stand with Ukraine Fundraiser Kits - Ukraine is in the hearts of our customers. Baba's Beeswax is collaborating with pysanky workshop coordinators to raise funds for humanitarian aid. Our pysanky team's 35+ year teaching experience is wide-ranging and expertise is invaluable. We'll support your efforts in a fundraising event for a charity of your choice by freely sharing our knowledge. expertise, personal technique and teaching aids. More info about these kits


Teacher Kit for Rent - select this link  

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Pysanka Supplies from www.babasbeeswax.com Pysanka Supplies - the essentials are Beeswas, Kistka and Dyes

Beeswax - all our beeswax is pure beeswax that is dark in colour for better visibility of lines and patterns on eggshell
Beeswax blocks from www.babasbeeswax.com Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com Beeswax Blocks - (recommended) a solid block of pure beeswax free of impurities for use with traditional candle-heated kistka will make about 10 to 12 pysanky of a basic design $2.69
Beeswax Sheets from www.babasbeeswax.com Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com Beeswax Sheets - honeycomb-like sheets are more pliable and can be used for all types of kistka (traditional and electric) $5.39
Beeswax Sheets from www.babasbeeswax.com Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com Beeswax Strips - spaghetti-like strips for electric kistka $5.79

Kistka (Traditional Candle-Heated) - we offer 2 types for use with candles (see below for Electric Kistkas):

Wondering what type of candle-heated kistka to use?
All types are used the same way and do the same thing. Only the funnel is put into the candle flame, not the handle.

Wondering what size to get for home use?
We recommend: size Medium is good for all applications; sizes Fine and Extra Fine are good for those who want more intricate designs; size Heavy is good for young children or those who have limited motor skills.
1.
Wood Handle with Cooper Funnel - recommended for schools and beginners; available in 4 sizes: medium, fine, extra fine, and heavy; copper funnels with traditional wood handles
  Traditional kistka from www.babasbeeswax.com  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com purchase sizes individually for $6.39 each, or $6.39
  Traditional kistka from www.babasbeeswax.com Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com purchase a set of all 4 sizes for $24.99 and save $24.99
2.
Plastic Handle with Brass Funnel - available in 3 sizes: medium, fine, and heavy
  Plastic Handle Kistka from www.babasbeeswax.com  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com purchase sizes individually for $11.69 each $11.69
    Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com purchase a set of all 3 sizes for $34.99 and save $34.99

Why and How to Clean Your Kistka
Dirt and debris could block the funnel preventing the melted beeswax from writing on your egg smoothly. Melt the beeswax like you normally would using a candle. Turn the kistka upside down and give it a sharp strike (whack) on the side of your hand. All of the melted beeswax will come out, bringing with it the dirt and debris. Use a paper towel to protect your working surface. To clean the handle, wipe off melted beeswax with a tissue. Alternatively, use a cleaning wire to clean the funnel. See more in this short video in our YouTube Pysanky How To's and DIY playlist.

Tip
Do not touch the funnel of your kistka to the candle wick, as soot could get inside and cause a blockage. Instead, place it in the centre of the flame. Do not practice on paper, as small particles could get inside and cause a blockage. Instead, practice on an unused egg.


Hints 4 Beginners regarding Dyes
Overwhelmed by the variety available? or confused by what order to use the colours? Understand "orange wash"? These questions are answered in our Laminated Pysanky Colour Sequence Chart. This useful guide goes into more detail about the use of dyes, provides a handy reference chart for the 18 colours palette, and is especially helpful for beginners.

Money $aving Tips
Save spending extra money on dyes when you use pysanka lifters for raising an egg from the jar. They prevent excessive dye being wasted in the bowl of a spoon. These colour-coded lifters take the guesswork out of your dye jars

Dyes - these are from the leading manufacturer of pysanky dyes for over 75 years; superior quality, water soluble, will not degrade over time, aniline, non-edible, certified non-toxic when used as directed. Are your pysanky dye jars in need of some love? Download these printable colour-coded labels compatible with Avery product 5160/8160 (1" x 2-5/8") for a fresh new look!
Pysanky Dyes from BabasBeeswax.com 18 colours - purchase colours individually for $2.79 or in sets. See Colour Chart for an alphabetical list of black, brick, brown, dark green, dark red, gold, light blue, light green, orange, pink, pumpkin, purple, raspberry, red, royal blue, scarlet, turquoise and yellow. Traditionally, colours are used in sequential order from light to dark, hence the 5 groups.
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com 1. light colours - yellow, gold

$2.79 each

  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com 2. accent colours - light green, light blue, turquoise $2.79 each
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com 3. orange - also known as orange wash $2.79 each
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com 4. bright colours - pumpkin, raspberry, red, scarlet, pink, brick $2.79 each
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com 5. dark colours - brown, dark green, dark red, purple, royal blue, black $2.79 each
  Dye Sets - popular combinations  
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com Trypillian Dye Set - 5 warm, earthy colours look great on brown eggs (gold, brick, scarlet, brown, black).
People who buy this set also buy Pysanka Power Pamphlet #2 Trypillian Designs for $2.00
$12.99
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com Variety Dye Set - 6 colours (turquoise, pumpkin, raspberry, pink, purple, black) $15.99 per set
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com Deluxe Dye Set - 12 of our most popular colours (yellow, light green, orange, red, black, pink, purple, royal blue, light blue, brick, dark red and dark green) $31.99 per set
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com Super Set - large variety of all 18 colours (yellow, gold, light green, light blue, tuquoise, orange, pumpkin, raspberry, red, scarlet, pink, brick, brown, dark green, dark red, purple, royal blue, black) $48.99 per set
Candles from www.babasbeeswax.com  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com Candles - provide 6 hours of burning time for use with traditional candle-heated kistka $4.59
Tip
You don't need special candles (such as expensive beeswax candles) for pysanky. Regular paraffin ones will do but many types burn too quickly. Tea lights are undesirable as they have a very small flame that is not not enough to melt your beeswax and have a shorter burning time. Holding your egg near the flame to melt off the beeswax using a tea light will be very difficult. Download (pdf) our free Fire Safety Fact Sheet.
no photo Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com Cleaning Wires - use to remove unwanted debris such as lint and dirt from funnel of kistka $1.69

Why and How to Use a Cleaning Wire
Dirt and debris could block the funnel of your kistka preventing the melted beeswax from writing on your egg smoothly. Heat the funnel of your kistka using a candle. Insert the cleaning wire into the narrow end of the hot funnel. Move the cleaning wire up and down to loosen the debris. When you bring out the cleaning wire, some of the debris will come out with it.

Other Ways to Clean a Kistka
See more in this short video in our YouTube Pysanky How To's and DIY playlist.

Tip
Do not touch the funnel of your kistka to the candle wick, as soot could get inside and cause a blockage. Instead, place it in the centre of the flame. Do not practice on paper, as small particles could get inside and cause a blockage. Instead, practice on an unused egg.

Jars
Jars for pysanky dyes from www.babasbeeswax.com
Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com Clear plastic (16 oz) jars with labels for identification give just enough room to hold your chicken egg and 1 eggshell dye

Hints and Money $aving Tips for Beginners
Your dyes can be used from season to season as they will last indefinitely if stored properly. These jars have tight-fitting lids to avoid evaporation. You can freeze your dyes in them when not in use to avoid bacteria growth.

$4.49


Electric Kistka - We offer 2 types:  
1. Electric Kistka from www.babasbeeswax.com Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com Luba's Interchangeable Electric Kistka - this type includes 5 different size tips that can be interchanged; it has a cork handle for a cool grip; 1 each of sizes extra fine, fine, medium, heavy and extra heavy tips (The interchangeable electric kistka with a foam handle is no longer available) $152.69T
2. Stationary Electric Kistka from www.babasbeeswax.com  Stationary Electric Kistka - this type has a foam handle, tips cannot be replaced
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com size extra heavy ON SALE


$ 74.99

  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com size extra fine ON SALE
$95.99
  Replacement Tips from www.babasbeeswax.com Replacement Tips - these are for the foam handle interchangeable kistkas (no longer available) and NOT for Luba's Interchangeable Electric Kistka  
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com size heavy $17.99
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com size extra fine $27.99

Egg Blowers - we offer 2 types:
1.
Egg Blowers from www.babasbeeswax.com
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Baba's Egg Blower - Use only a small amount of breath pressure to force the egg contents down through one hole in the bottom of your egg

$13.69
2. Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com Egg Blower Pump - Use your hand to squeeze air into an egg which forces the contents down through one hole in the bottom of your egg 20.99

Hints and Money $aving Tips 4 Beginners
Seal the hole with melted beeswax so that the dye doesn't go inside the egg. Weigh down the egg in the dye with something heavy such as a small jar filled with water. To avoid breaking your shell—remember that hot air expands—so first remove the beeswax from the hole before proceeding with melting off the beeswax, as your heat source will heat up the air inside the egg. Download (pdf) our free Raw Eggs vs Empty Eggshells resource.

Teaching Aids from www.babasbeeswax.com  Teaching Aids

 

Design Books (excellent source of information on technique, tradition and history of Pysanky)

 
About the Pysanka It Is Written book from www.babasbeeswax.com
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About the Pysanka—It Is Written@ from www.babasbeeswax.com About the Pysanka--It Is Written! A Bibliography by Joan Brander, received a mark of distinction from the Library of Congress. More info about this book $20.00
Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com Digital Book. About the Pysanka—It Is Written! A Bibliography. PDF will be emailed separately $10.00
Eggs Beautiful book from www.babasbeeswax.com Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com Eggs Beautiful - How to Make Ukrainian Easter Eggs from www.babasbeeswax.com Eggs Beautiful - How to Make Ukrainian Easter Eggs by Luciow & Kmit. A great source of information on design, legend and tradition. 12 colour pages of beautiful eggs, including "Trypillian" designs. Soft cover (96pp) ON BACK ORDER $28.00
Pysanka Power Writing Eggs with Beeswax and Dyes from www.babasbeeswax.com

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Pysanka Power – Writing Eggs with Beeswax and Dyes: Instructions, information, and money saving tips for all levels of experience by Joan Brander. eBook only. PDF will be emailed separately. More info about this book. (48pp) $10.00
Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com Snowflake Eggs – How to Make Christmas Ornaments the Batik Way by Joan Brander. Includes unique one of-a-kind template for 6-sided snowflake design. This is the same instruction book included with Christmas Ornament Kit for hanaging Snowflake Eggs. More info about this book $9.95

Ukrainian Egg Design book from www.babasbeeswax.com

Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com Ukrainian Egg Design Book 1 from www.babasbeeswax.com Ukrainian Egg Design - Book 1 by Perchyshyn, Luciow and Kmit. Illustrates 24 wonderful pysanky designs. Complete directions. Soft cover (101pp). This book is currently OUT OF PRINT and there is no plan to reprint it. You can still purchase the ones we have in stock. $35.00
Ukrainian Egg Design book from www.babasbeeswax.com Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com Ukrainian Egg Design Book 2 from www.babasbeeswax.com Ukrainian Egg Design - Book 2 by Perchyshyn, Luciow and Kmit. Illustrates 24 traditional designs with step-by-step directions. Soft cover (90pp) $24.00
Ukrainian Egg Design book from www.babasbeeswax.com Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com Ukrainian Egg Design Book 3 from www.babasbeeswax.com Ukrainian Egg Design - Book 3 by Perchyshyn. Features 24 designs with step-by-step instructions and colour insert. Soft cover (84pp) $25.00
Ukrainian Egg Design book from www.babasbeeswax.com Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com Ukrainian Egg Design Book 4 from www.babasbeeswax.com Ukrainian Egg Design - Book 4 by Perchyshyn. Features 24 designs (including 3 goose and 3 Trypillian designs). Soft cover (120pp) $32.00
Ukrainian Egg Design book from www.babasbeeswax.com Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com Ukrainian Egg Design Book 6 from www.babasbeeswax.com Ukrainian Egg Design - Book 6 by Perchyshyn. Features 24 designs. Soft cover (115pp) $32.00
     
 
 

Children's Books

 
A Kid's Guide to Decorating Ukrainian Easter Eggs from www.babasbeeswax.com Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com A Kid's Guide to Decorating Ukrainian Easter Eggs from www.babasbeeswax.com A Kid's Guide to Decorating Ukrainian Easter Eggs by N. Perchyshyn. Soft cover (49pp) $20.00
My First Pysanka Symbols my Baba taught me

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My First Pysanka: Symbolsl my Baba taught me from www.babasbeeswax.com My First Pysanka: Symbols my Baba taught me by Joan Brander. A collection of 70+ traditional designs to discover on pysanky Ukrainian Easter eggs hand-drawn in large format for children to colour and educators to display as teaching aids. More info about this book (80pp) $10.00
Pysanka Power! Birthday Party Ideas & Planner Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com Pysanka Power! Birthday Party Ideas & Planner from www.babasbeeswax.com Pysanka Power! Birthday Party Ideas & Planner by Joan Brander. A perfect partner to our Pysanky Party Kits. More info about this book $5.00
Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com Digital Book. Pysanka Power! Birthday Party Ideas & Planner. PDF will be emailed separately $3.00
Pysanky on Paper from www.babasbeeswax.com Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com Pysanky on Paper: An Activity Book for Children from www.babasbeeswax.com Pysanky on Paper: An Activity Book for Children by Joan Brander. Your children and grandchildren will learn symbolism, colouring, drawing, reading, writing, math and science through Pysanky; activities include stories, puzzles and games. Includes bibliographical references. Suitable for children 2 to 12. Soft cover (28pp). Use the "Notes" section in your online checkout process to request that your book be autographed by the author or a personal greeting written. More info about this book $12.00
This Was The Day! from www.babasbeeswax.com Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com This Was The Day! from www.babasbeeswax.com This Was The Day! by A. Kmit. A children's story about the Pysanka (30pp) $5.00
Pysanky 4 Fun from www.babasbeeswax.com Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com eBook Pysanky 4 Fun : A Collection of Trilingual Activities 4 Kids - by J Brander. Seven trilingual activity sheets in English, French and Ukrainian in one compact publication. A pdf file will be emailed; ISBN 978-1-897253-46-5. More info including activities in this book $5.00
 
 

Pamphlets

 
Ukrainian Easer Egg Pysanka Beginners' Designs from www.babasbeeswax.com Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com Ukrainian Easter Egg Pysanka Beginners' Designs from www.babasbeeswax.com Ukrainian Easter Egg Pysanka Beginners' Designs - by J. Nakonechny. This colourful pamphlet is included in all our Kits; 45 sample designs, coloured diagrams, helpful hints, and important information $6.50
Laminated Color Sequence Chart from www.babasbeeswax.com Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com Laminated Pysanky Colour Sequence Chart - by J. Brander. Overwhelmed by the variety of pysanky dyes available or confused by what order to use them? This handy colour chart explains the traditional sequence for guaranteed results, including "orange wash", using the 18 colours palette $6.29
 
Pysanka Power pamphlets from www.babasbeeswax.com

Pysanka Power Pamphlets - useful information, knowledge, hints and money-saving tips covering numerous topics shared by pysanka expert and best-selling author Joan Brander ©2012.

  • Individual paper copies will be shipped to you
  • Digital copies are in .pdf format (viewed with software such as ADOBE ACROBAT) and will be emailed to you
  • or select this link for information about our eBook Pysanka Power – Writing Eggs with Beeswax and Dyes: Instructions, information, and money saving tips for all levels of experience ©2014 which covers all of the following topics and more . . . .
  Paper Copies @ $2.00 each  
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com #2 - Trypillian Designs (paper) $2.00
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com #4 - Hanging Pysanky (paper) $2.00
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com #5 - Christmas Ornaments (paper) $2.00
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  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com #7 - Traditional Egg Division (paper) $2.00
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com #8 - Colours and Their Meanings (paper) $2.00
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com #9 - How to Get Beautiful Results the Very First Time (paper) $2.00
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com #10 - How to Empty Your Pysanky (paper) $2.00
Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com #12 - More than 80 Pysanky Tips (paper) $2.00
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com #13 - Ancient Mother Goddess Berehynia $2.00
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com Full set of 10 Pysanka Power Pamphlets (paper) $18.00
  Full Colour Digital Copies @ $2.00 each  
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com #2 - Trypillian Designs (digital) $2.00
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com #4 - Hanging Pysanky (digital) $2.00
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com #5 - Christmas Ornaments (digital) $2.00
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com #6 - Bleached Pysanky (digital) $2.00
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com #7 - Traditional Egg Division (digital) $2.00
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com #8 - Colours and Their Meanings (digital) $2.00
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com #9 - How to Get Beautiful Results the Very First Time (digital) $2.00
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com #10 - How to Empty Your Pysanky (digital) $2.00
Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com #12 - More than 80 Pysanky Tips (digital) $2.00
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com #13 - Ancient Mother Goddess Berehynia  
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com Digital full colour set of 10 Pysanka Power Pamphlets $9.00

 

 
 

Visual Aids

 
Pysanky Workshop Visual Aids from www.babasbeeswax.com Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com Pysanky Workshop Visual Aids - by J. Brander. These six placards will enhance your learning environment when teaching the steps to make pysanky. Printed on hardstock and ready for laminating, they also include guidelines for use. ©2022 ISBN 978-1-897253-63-2. More info including topics in this visual aid $10.00
  Buy pysanky bookmarks and supplies from babasbeeswax.com Bookmarks - sturdy cardstock with full colour photo of various pysanky $1.00
 
 

Videos

 
FREE! Learn to Write Pysanky for Teachers and Students. Calling all teachers! Like you, we know how well pysanky aligns with multicultural and language arts, social studies, math and science for all grade levels K to 12. Baba's Beeswax has just published this new Teacher guide by pysanky expert Joan Brander. It's ideal for online teaching as an entertaining and educational activity. It includes some of our own personal teaching aids developed over 30 years, videos, and links. We'll send our Student Kit of just the essentials to each student who participates in your videoconference. Additional supplies for other members of a family can also be ordered, if desired. Select this link for more info
DVD from www.babasbeeswax.com Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com DVD - "How to Decorate Pysanky with Luba"; produced by Ukrainian Gift Shop, Inc. $32.00
DVD from www.babasbeeswax.com Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com DVD - "Pysanka: the Ukrainian Easter Egg"; a film by Slavko Nowytski; produced by Equinox Pictures International; winner Gold Hugo Chicago International Film Festival; explains the myth and magic of pysanky; demonstrates the art (14min) $52.00
 
 

PowerPoints

 
Discover the Magic of Pysanky PowerPoint Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com FREE! Discover the Magic of Pysanky.pptx; An overview on how to make Ukrainian Easer Eggs; widescreen format 16:9; will be emailed; 7.3 Mb. Add to Cart and we'll mail it to you. View as video on YouTube
 
 

Newsletters

 
EGGS-aminer - a unique newsletter dedicated to preserving one of the great traditions of all time —PYSANKY. In its heyday in the last millennium, EGGS-aminer was the first of-its-kind print newsletter dedicated to pysanky. Today its bits and bytes blast into your fast-paced world in digital form—at a much lower production cost for us and a much reduced retail price for you! Publication began in 1995 and continued to July 2001. EGGS-aminer Newsletter continues to be a valuable resource to readers of all interest levels. To complete your collection, you can still order back issues in digital form. Select this link for more info and to order back issues
 
 

Podcast

  Episodes of this podcast cover the history, legends and symbolism of pysanky. On the practical side, there's tools and techniques, hints, tips and DIY projects to talk about. Listen to it here.

Free stuff from BabasBeeswax.comFree Stuff like Resources, Printables and Downloads

Fire Safety Fact Sheet for Pysanky from BabasBeeswax.com Download Fire Safety Fact Sheet for Pysanky – Tips and Hints from Joan Brander 2019, guidelines for everyone who writes pysanky using a candle and traditional kistka
How to draw the tryzub symbol of Ukraine trident Download How to Draw a Tryzub Symbol of Ukraine Trident – an inspirational design to write on your pysanky
Listen Learn to say "pysanka" and "pysanky"– audio recording by Joan Brander 2022
Download Instructions for Using a Drying Board – by J. Brander 2021 a guide for this useful tool

Download

Lesson Plan for Teachers – by J. Brander 2006, a guide for elementary grades to be used with Student Practice Sheet; features background, defined terms, instructions, diagrams
Download Raw Eggs vs Empty Eggshells – Tips and Hints from Joan Brander 2020, compare the properties
Download 2011 Fall Newsletter, vol 1, issue 1
Download 2012 Spring Newsletter, vol 2, issue 1
Download 2012 Fall Newsletter, vol 2, issue 2
Download 2013 Spring Newsletter, vol 3, issue 1
Download Student Certificate of Achievement – full colour certificates with place for student name, teacher signature and date, describes the technique, tools used, how to protect and display, a legend of pysanky and more. 8-1/2" x 11"
Download Labels for your Pysanky Dye Jars and Lids – Are your pysanky dye jars in need of some love? These printable colour-coded labels are compatible with Avery product 5160/8160 (1" x 2-5/8")

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Gift Boxes
Gift Boxes from www.babasbeeswax.com Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com 3" x 3" x 3" for chicken size eggs; metallic gold or metallic silver $2.79
New product from BabasBeeswax.comBuy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com White Gift Box for curbside pick-up only; does not include tissue; these do not ship flat. Inquire for online order estimate. $.69
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Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com 4" x 4" x 4" for goose size eggs; white only $2.49
Gift Certificates - one year expiry date; can be mailed directly to the recipient; combine denominations to suit your needs
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com $25 gift certificate $25.00
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com $50 gift certificate $50.00
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Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com Gift Wrapping Service - we will gift wrap any purchase with seasonal themes for Christmas (elegant gold and red), Spring or any time of year.

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Kistka Holders
Kistka Holder from www.babasbeeswax.com Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com Kistka Holder - sturdy, stainless steel construction for 1 electric kistka $18.89
Kistka Holder from www.babasbeeswax.com Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com Kistka Holder - sturdy, stainless steel construction for 3 traditional kistka $24.19
KistkaHolder from www.babasbeeswax.com Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com Kistka Holder - sturdy, stainless steel construction for 3 electric kistka $31.49

Lathe from www.babasbeeswax.com Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com Lathe - for a perfect beginning to every egg; makes straight lines every time; constructed of durable washable plastic, it holds an egg in place and facilitates turning $48.29
Templates from www.babasbeeswax.com Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com Templates - for perfect circles and division on eggs; includes 16 different sizes $16.29

Set of 5 Basic Kit Pysanka Lifters for yellow, light green, orange, red and dark red dyes from BabasBeeswax.com Set of 7 Deluxe Kit additional Pysanka Lifters for black, pink, purple, royal blue, light blue, brick and dark green dyes from BabasBeeswax.com New product from BabasBeeswax.comPysanka Lifters – boost your dyes to the next level by taking the guesswork out of your dye jars and preventing excessive dye from collecting in the bowl of a spoon with these colour-coded egg lifters; can be used for empty or full eggs
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com Pysanka Lifter Basic Set – to supplement Basic Pysanky Kits (dark red, light green, orange, red, yellow) $3.49
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Request photo   One of-a-kind Pysanka - emptied, with just one hole, includes gift box and can be combined with our selection of egg stands TBD

In Baba's Art Room pysanky supplies from www.babasbeeswax.com Egg-Cessories and Gifts

Beautiful blue and yellow bracelets – Help a family of refugees from Ukraine. 100% of all proceeds from the sale of these braided satin ribbon bracelets is going to a family of refugees from Ukraine. A young mother, Maria, and her two children fled their war-torn country to find safety and start a new life in Canada. Show your love and support for Ukraine by wearing this bracelet on your wrist, ankle, hair, and clothing, or purchase it as a heartfelt gift for someone. One size 7" (excluding tassels) fits all.

 
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We've moved egg-cessories and gifts to our new Baba's Pysanky Boutique where we've retained our inspiration, whimsy and cuteness factor. Check out all the new designs. Here's just a small sample of the hundreds of products in the dozens of Collections you'll see! Remember to come back to BabasBeeswax.com to continue your pysanky shopping.
A t-shirt in the Love with a Pysanka Collection An apron in the I Luv Pysanka Collection A mug in the whimsical Home is where your kistka is Collection A greeting card in the cute Happy Easter Collection A face mask in our inspirational Saving the world one pysanka at a time Collection
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