"Oh, mom," she says during dinner last night, "I have to turn in my homemade basket tomorrow." Chomp, chomp, crunch.
"What basket, baby?"
And so begins the frantic scramble for any and all remotely applicable household materials to hurriedly create the best. basket. ever. in about...oh...30 minutes. Ugh!!!!
After floating a good six really pretty awesome ideas off the top of my head, she finally settled on this one and set to work.
1 bottom half of a large Christmas sweater box
1 empty wrapping paper roll
3 different rolls of crazy designed duct tape
Newspaper cut into strips for filling
And multi-colored yarn cut into 5" strings for fringe
And the result, I have to say, was pretty darn fabulous!! Yay for last minute adrenaline rushes! :)