The other day my new purse showed up and as much as the beautiful wrapping is sweet there’s nothing more telling that I bought a ton of stuff than a big pile of tissue mongrammed with a brand’s name.
So the guys and I got to work on a ‘craft’. We
got rid of the shopping evidence shredded the tissue paper into teeny pieces and dumped it in a big bucket.
We poured in some warm water to make a soupy mess.
Then we blended it until it became soft and pulpy. (Ps this is that egg beater I got from oxo. I can bet they didn’t think I’d be using it like this and neither did I! But it’s so easy for the guys to use and I love that it’s not electric.)
We strained a couple cup-fulls of the gooey paper pulp through a sieve and dumped it onto a plate. We used a silicone muffin tin to press out the water. (I thought the guys might like to use a ‘tool’ and this one looked cool.)
After that we pressed the mush into cookie cutters until they dried. It took about a day out in the sun.
I may poke holes in the top for mother’s day ornaments. And we’ll probably coat them in glitter too.
So really, I didn’t technically buy a purse. I bought craft supplies for an activity and the purse came with. (And lucky for me, the guys want to make this one again.)
(PS. FYI it may just be a personal preference thing, but apparently this kind of craft is best made while wearing a shark costume.)