We 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).
I’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).