Starting Our Seedlings

Origami newspaper seedling potsWe learned how to make these great newspaper seed starters and got a little carried away making them.  They were a perfect solution for us because we always have newspaper flyers around the house and the little boxes can be planted directly into the ground when it’s time to move the plants outdoors (the newspaper will break down in the soil — so don’t use the shiny paper).

Lots of little paper boxesI’m not sure how many we made in the end but both of the older kidlets were able to help me with them.  It’s a lot like origami.  I think Noah had an easier time with the folding — probably because he’s been practicing making paper air planes thanks to a kit he got for Christmas.  We’ve also done a little origami at our house, or a lot of origami if you count folding the weekly flyers into green bin liners.

If you plan on making some of these with your kidlets, some origami experience is definitely an asset but not necessary.  There are lots of websites available with instructions (try here, here, or here).

Seedlings all potted and covered in plasticWe’ve got lots of little seeds planted, watered, and plastic wrapped.  We’re just waiting for little peeks of green leaves and some warmer weather.

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I'm just a home schooling mom who likes to create and who is trying to find my way through daily adventures with my family.
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2 Responses to Starting Our Seedlings

  1. Thanks for linking to my post. Your seedling pots turned out great — and it’s fantastic that your kids could help. My 4yo is still a bit young to help out, but I’ve always thought this would be a fun project for a school class. 😉

    Hope your seeds sprout perfectly and that you end up with lots of yummy stuff to eat. 😉

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