My friend Lindsay is having a crafty little contest on Thursday and I thought I’d throw my name in the hat. I consider myself pretty thrifty, but when you are forced to stick to a $5 dollar budget in this contest, you must get very resourceful.
So I got my craft on the other day and made some paper maché Easter eggs using what I already had in my house – which is tricky when you only have brown eggs and very thin tissue paper. But my kindergartener and I managed to hatch a fresh batch of blue eggs on the cheap.
Disclosure: I was completely unsure when I started this project if it would be a disastrous waste of time, so I decided to invest nothing beyond what I had on hand, which meant using brown not white eggs. Or you can just use store bought plastic eggs, but I’m cheap. Unsure of the outcome, I refused to brush my hair, my teeth, or get dressed out of my flannel plaid pajamas to make a special trip to the craft store or grocery store. In hindsight, white eggshells would work better to save time and several layers of tissue. Just saying.