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Dear valued customers. During public health concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19), Baba's Beeswax continues to process and ship your orders while practicing physical distancing. We're a home-based family business and dedicated to supporting you throughout the pandemic. The only change you will see is our shipping policy as we take more stringent steps and precautions during this unprecedented time. Take care and stay safe.


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Select this link for new Teacher Guide for Online Pysanky
 

Read the Globe and Mail "Pandemic pysanky: How Ukrainian Easter eggs offer beauty and continuity in troubled times" April 11, 2020

 
 
Listen to CBC The Early Edition with Stephen Quinn April 18, 2019 and his interview with Joan Brander about pysanky here.
 
 
Pysanka Power Podcast by Joan Brander. Do you listen to podcasts? This is a first of-its-kind. I've amassed so much knowledge and experience about pysanky over several decades since I was a child, I thought that podcasting would be a great way to share my passion.
 
 

click on the icon beside any book title on this page to see its format, pages, colourful cover and contents of featured pysanka designs. The icon links to the Book Preview Playlist on our YouTube Channel. Come back often to see new books and video clips that are added!

 

 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 or watch our teacher guide
 Basic Kit Basic Pysanky Kits from www.babasbeeswax.com
Look at everything you get!
  • you get a pamphlet of instructions, 45 sample designs, coloured diagrams, helpful hints, and important information, 1 size medium kistka, the 5 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 a Basic Kit for $27.99 featuring a kistka with wood handle
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com purchase a Basic Kit for $31.99 featuring a kistka with plastic handle


Deluxe Kit - you get a pamphlet of 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 dye colours (yellow, light green, orange, red, black, pink, purple, royal blue, light blue, brick, dark red and brown); 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 for $61.99 featuring 4 kistka with wood handle
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com purchase a Deluxe Kit for $67.99 featuring 3 kistka with plastic handle
Deluxe Pysanky Kits from www.babasbeeswax.com


Enhanced Kit - everything but the egg! you will get a pamphlet of 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 17 dye colours; 1 pure beeswax; 1 cleaning wire; 1 candle; 1 candleholder; 1 egg blower; you will only need whole raw eggs or empty eggshells and white vinegar

ON BACK ORDER
  purchase an Enhanced Kit for $95.99 featuring 4 kistka with wood handle  
  purchase an Enhanced Kit for $101.99 featuring 3 kistka with plastic handle  


Christmas Ornament Kit - in these kits for holiday egg ornaments you will 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 Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com $49.99


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 $14.99
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 will 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 $29.99
Enhanced Pysanky Kits from BabasBeeswax.com
Student Kit – Just the essentials of beeswax, kistka and dyes. Select this link for more info on our online Teacher Guide  

Photo Album of Pysanky Supplies

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 $2.49
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) $4.99
Beeswax strips from babasbeeswax.com Beeswax Strips - spaghetti-like strips for electric kistka $4.99

Kistka (Candle-Heated) - we offer 2 types for use with candles:

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.

Wondering what type of candle-heated kistka to use?
Both types are used the same way and do the same thing. The wood handle ones have a copper funnel. The plastic handle ones have a machined brass funnel.

1.
Wood Handles - recommended for schools and beginners; available in 4 sizes: extra fine, fine, medium and heavy; copper funnels with traditional wood handles
  Traditional kistka from www.babasbeeswax.com  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com purchase sizes individually for $5.99 each, or $5.99
  Traditional kistka from www.babasbeeswax.com Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com purchase a set of all 4 sizes for $22.99 and save $22.99
2.
Plastic Handles - available in 3 sizes: fine, medium and heavy; brass funnels with plastic handles
  Plastic Handle Kistka from www.babasbeeswax.com  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com purchase sizes individually for $9.99 each, or $9.99
    Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com purchase a set of all 3 sizes for $28.99 and save $28.99

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 funnell. 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.


Dyes - superior quality, designed especially for eggshells, will last indefinitely if stored properly; aniline, non-edible, water soluble;
Hints and Money $aving Tips 4 Beginners
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 17 colours palette, and is especially helpful for beginners
17 colours - purchase colours individually for $2.49 or all 17 colours in a set. See Colour Chart for an alphabetical list of black, brick, brown, dark green, dark red, gold, light blue, light green, orange, pink, pumpkin, purple, red, royal blue, scarlet, turquoise and yellow
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com light colours - yellow, gold $2.49 each
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com accent colours - light green, light blue, turquoise $2.49 each
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com orange - sometimes called "orange wash" $2.49 each
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com bright colours - red, scarlet, pink, brick, pumpkin $2.49 each
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com dark colours - black, brown, dark red, dark green, purple, royal blue $2.49 each
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com purchase a set of all 17 colours for $41.99 and save $41.99 each

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 $4.29
Tip
You do not need special candles (such as expensive beeswax candles) for this. Regular paraffin ones will do. Many types burn too quickly. Tea lights have a very small flame that may not be hot enough to melt your wax.
Candle Kistka Holder from www.babasbeeswax.com Kistka / Candle Holders - will not burn or support flame as they are treated with non-toxic, non-corrosive, and environmentally friendly fire inhibitor; sturdy construction with a low centre of gravity for safety and stability; candle pops out easily; notched resting place for kistka $5.99

Did You Know?
Our team of pysanky experts fabricates and manufactures many of our products. Watch Tom in action in this Pysanka Power Video Clip. Proudly Canadian, eh?

no photo Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com Cleaning Wires - use to remove unwanted debris such as lint and dirt from funnel of kistka $1.49

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.

Drying Board from www.babasbeeswax.com Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com Drying Boards - use to rest up to 1 dozen eggs safely, to melt beeswax from eggs using the oven method, and to dry varnished eggs; sturdy wood construction will not warp; includes instructions $25.99

 
Empty Eggshells - save hours of valuable time and reduce breakage by using these emptied and rinsed eggshells; eggshells feature only one hole that can easily be sealed with beeswax

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

Empty Eggshells from www.babasbeeswax.com 
Half Dozen inquire
Empty Eggshells from www.babasbeeswax.com One Dozen inquire
no photo Goose Eggshells - Sold Out. New eggs coming in Spring 2020.  

 

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.

$4.29


Electric Kistka - The foam handle is 30% cooler than the previous hard plastic ribbed handle, and considerably more comfortable to hold. We offer 2 types:  
1. Interchangeable Electric Kistka from www.babasbeeswax.com  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com Interchangeable Electric Kistka - different size tips can be interchanged; includes 1 each of fine, medium and heavy tips $131.99
  Replacement Tips from www.babasbeeswax.com Replacement Tips for Interchangeable Electric Kistka sold separately  
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com sizes medium, heavy, fine, or extra heavy $17.99
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com size extra fine $27.99
2. Stationary Electric Kistka from www.babasbeeswax.com  Stationary Electric Kistka - tips cannot be replaced, and kistka is available in 5 different sizes  
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com sizes medium, heavy, fine, or extra heavy $100.99
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com size extra fine $131.99

Egg Blowers - we offer 2 types:
1.
Egg Blowers from www.babasbeeswax.com
on back order

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

 
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 $19.99

Teaching Aids from www.babasbeeswax.com  Teaching Aids

Learn to Write Pysanky for Teachers and Students. A ready made teacher guide for access to at-home learning resources during school closures or any time you want to learn. Includes Course Outline, Lesson Plan, Reading and Handouts, Free Activities and Printables for Kids, Access to Resources for Teachers, Students and Parents, and References. Select this link for more info.  
PowerPoint from www.babasbeeswax.com Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com Free PowerPoint - "Discover the Magic of Pysanky.pptx"; by Joan Brander; widescreen format 16:9; will be emailed; 7.3 Mb; an overview of how to make pysanky Ukrainian Easter eggs, what they are, tools and materials required, the wax-resist technique, safety considerations, helpful hints, and useful pysanka resources. View as video on YouTube. free
Activity Book from www.babasbeeswax.com Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com Pysanky on Paper: An Activity Book for Children from www.babasbeeswax.com Activity Book - in Pysanky on Paper: An Activity Book for Children by Joan Brander your students 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. Appeals to teachers. Soft cover (28pp) ISBN 0-9681922-0-3. More info about this book $12.00
DVD from www.babasbeeswax.com Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com DVD - "How to Decorate Pysanky with Luba"; produced by Ukrainian Gift Shop, Inc. $29.99
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) $49.99
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 17 colours palette. $5.99
My First Pysanka Symbols my Baba taught me from www.babasbeeswax.com

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My First Pysanka: Symbols 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) $9.95
Pysanky 4 Fun from www.babasbeeswax.com Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com

FREE PDF! Pysanky 4 Fun : A Collection of Trilingual Activities 4 Kids - A compilation of various trilingual activity sheets created by Joan Brander in one compact publication. Includes Symbols and Their Meanings (English), On s’amuse avec Pysanky (French), Pihsahnkih dlya Zadovolennya (Ukrainian), Pysanky Party, Scrambled Pysanky Egg Words, What would Guy Kistka say?, and a Crossword Puzzle. Teachers can photocopy for classroom use to enhance and enliven instruction on pysanky.

FREE
 
 

Books and Publications from www.babasbeeswax.com Books and Publications

  Design Books (excellent source of information on technique, tradition and history of Pysanky)
 
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
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, freceived 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) $26.00
Ostrich Pysanky book from www.babasbeeswax.com Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com Ostrich Pysanky: Decorating Ostrich Eggs the Ukrainian Way from www.babasbeeswax.com Ostrich Pysanky: Decorating Ostrich Eggs the Ukrainian Way by N. Perchyshyn. Everything from selecting the egg to displaying your finished ostrich Pysanka. Soft cover (29pp) $10.00
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
Pysanky in the 21st Century from www.babasbeeswax.com Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com Pysanky in the 21st Century from www.babasbeeswax.com Pysanky in the 21st Century by H. Badulak. Hard cover (229pp) $79.00

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) $19.00
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) $22.00
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) $23.00
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) $30.00
Ukrainian Easter Egg Design book from www.babasbeeswax.com out of print Ukrainian Easter Egg Design Book Five from www.babasbeeswax.com Ukrainian Easter Egg Design Book Five: 60th Anniversary Edition by Perchyshyn and Perchyshyn. Hard cover (184pp)  
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) $30.00
     
 
  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) $19.00
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) $9.95
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
 
  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
 
  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. The same colourful pamphlet included in all the Kits $5.95
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 17 colours palette. $5.99
 
  Pysanka Power pamphlets from www.babasbeeswax.com

Pysanka Power - 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
  Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com #6 - Bleached Pysanky (paper) $2.00
  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 Full set of 9 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
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Free stuff from BabasBeeswax.comFree Stuff and Teacher Resources

Download (pdf) 2020 Pysanka Calendar – get organized this year with our printable 12-month calendar (each month is 8.5" x 11") featuring pysanky motifs for each month; for a small booklet, change your printer settings to "booklet"
Download (pdf) 2020 Year At-a-Glance Calendar – printable 12-month calendar fits on one sheet (8.5" x 11")
Download (pdf)    Fire Safety Fact Sheet – Tips and Hints from Joan Brander 2019, guidelines for everyone who writes pysanky using a candle and traditional kistka
Download (pdf) 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 (pdf) Raw Eggs vs Empty Eggshells – Tips and Hints from Joan Brander 2020, compare the properties
Download (pdf) Student Practice Sheet – by J. Brander 2016, a bilingual (English and French) learning aid for students' features symbols and their meanings
Download (pdf) 2011 Fall Newsletter, vol 1, issue 1
Download (pdf) 2012 Spring Newsletter, vol 2, issue 1
Download (pdf) 2012 Fall Newsletter, vol 2, issue 2
Download (pdf) 2013 Spring Newsletter, vol 3, issue 1
Download (pdf) 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"

Pysanky 4 Fun : A Collection of Trilingual Activities 4 Kids

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FREE! This teaching aid created by Joan Brander compiles various trilingual activity sheets into one compact publication. These Activity Sheets were previously downloaded or ordered individually. Teachers can photocopy for classroom use to enhance and enliven instruction on pysanky. Add to Cart and we'll email it to you. Or Download yourself.

Download (pdf)
Symbols and Their Meanings (English)
On s’amuse avec Pysanky (French)
Pihsahnkih dlya Zadovolennya (Ukrainian)
Pysanky Party
Scrambled Pysanky Egg Words
What would Guy Kistka say?
Crossword Puzzle

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Our playful mascot Guy Kistka

Videos

Learn to Write Pysanky for Teachers and Students. Calling all teachers! Are you missing having a hands-on egg decorating class with your students? 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 to do during COVID-19 physical distancing. It includes some of our own personal teaching aids developed over 30 years, videos, and links. Baba's Beeswax will customize a Student Kit of just the essentials which we will send to each student who participates in your videoconference. The Student Kit is $22 (includes taxes and shipping) and contains 4 egg dyes (yellow, orange, red and black), 1 size medium kistka, and 1 beeswax block. Additional supplies for other members of a family can also be ordered, if desired.

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

Eggs-cessories and Gifts from www.babasbeeswax.com Eggs-cessories and Gifts

T-Shirts from www.babasbeeswax.com T-Shirts - Only the nicest people wear our Tees. We have 4 styles in 10 unique designs, countless sizes and many colours. And we're adding other exciting new designs all the time so you'll have to check back often. Let us know what you would like to see! Just ask—we may have it in the store room! Click here to see our T-Shirt designs.

Greeting Cards - each card is a unique pysanky design; colourful glossy photo; blank inside; 5"x7"; includes envelope $6.99
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Ostrigooschick design  by Joan Brander Pysanka Power design by Joan Brander Pysanka Power design by Joan Brander Home is where your kistka is design by Joan Brander
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Pysanka Legend design by Joan Brander Keep Calm and Write Pysanky design by Joan Brander Groovy Peace, Love, Pysanky design by Joan Brander Pysanky Shopping List design  by Joan Brander
Pysanka Egg, Myth and Legend Keep calm and write pysanky Groovy Peace, Love, Pysanky Shopping List
Easter Blessings Design created by Joan Brander from www.babasbeeswax.com Christmas Peace created by Joan Brander from www.babasbeeswax.com Stay Calm and Carry a Kistka created by Joan Brander from www.babasbeeswax.com Hoppy Easter created by Joan Brander from www.babasbeeswax.com
Easter Blessings Christmas Peace Stay Calm Hoppy Easter
 
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Gift Boxes
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Gift Certificates - one year expiry date; can be mailed directly to the recipient; combine denominations to suit your needs
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Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com Gift Wrapping Service - we will gift wrap any purchase. Use the "Notes" section in your online checkout process for personal requests. Although we don't have online photos of our wrapping paper, ribbon, tissue and pysanka gift tag, we will email you a photo of your wrapped gift!

Reminder for "Notes" section of online checkout process:

  • state the name of the recipient (otherwise the name in the "SHIP TO" section will be used)
  • indicate any personal greeting
  • state the name of the sender (otherwise the name in the "BILL TO" section will be used)
  • state the occasion (i.e. Birthday, Christmas, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Wedding, Anniversary, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day etc.)
  • indicate whether the gift is for a male or female
  • indicate the age group (child, adult, senior)

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Egg Stands - for attractive displays
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Kistka Holder - sturdy, stainless steel construction
Kistka Holder Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com Kistka Holder - treated with non-toxic, non-corrosive, and environmentally friendly fire inhibitor; will not burn or support flame; sturdy construction with a low centre of gravity for safety and stability; notched resting place for kistka; holds candle too which pops out easily $5.79
Kistka Holder from www.babasbeeswax.com Buy pysanky supplies from babasbeeswax.com Kistka Holder - for 1 electric kistka $17.99
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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
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