Plastic Easter Eggs (note, the Walmart ones are both cheaper and better quality than the Michaels ones...go figure)
White glue + water (or Mod Podge)
Tissue paper (I used white, but any colour will do)
Craft paint (I used white and brown...aqua and brown would be lovely too!)
Step 1: Tear tissue paper into small-ish bits. If you make them bigger (2 inches or more), you'll have more wrinkles that enhance the papier mache look. If you prefer a smoother look, use small pieces (1 inch or so).
Step 2: Mix some white glue with a bit of water (or pull out your mod podge, which won't require water) Glue a piece of tissue paper on to an egg, brushing glue on top of the piece as well. Add more pieces to cover the egg, overlapping each piece. For the first layer, don't worry if you have small gaps on the ends where you were holding the egg. Set egg aside and let it dry (I've heard 2 hours is good, but I always left mine overnight due to life happening)
Step 3: Add another layer of tissue paper and glue, this time making sure to cover all of the plastic egg. Allow to dry.
Step 4: Paint egg with base colour (white in my case), making sure to get in to any crevices caused by the paper wrinkles. Allow to dry.
Step 5: Get your brown paint and mix it with a little water. Or do like I did and mix red and green paint together to make brown. I was out of the brown.
Step 6: Place eggs in a box or something to protect your work space from splatter. Grab an old tooth brush, dip it in the watered down paint, and use your thumb or finger to lightly spray the brown paint over the eggs. Be careful that you don't let the eggs roll before they're dry. And watch out for drips! Allow eggs to dry, which only takes about a minute.
Step 7: Turn the eggs over, and spray them again. Allow to dry.
Step 8: Enjoy the touch of spring without paying a premium for real papier mache eggs (which I couldn't even find in the store the week after Easter when I was looking for a deal).
I'll have to borrow these eggs from the church next spring to use for my own decor. They were too much work to use only once then have them languish in The Closet!