I never thought I would be writing "bone folder" and "toilet paper tube" in the same sentence, but here it is. In preparation for spring, I ordered some flower seeds; the backs of the packages say to plant outdoors only after the evening temperatures are above fifty degrees Fahrenheit. I would have to wait.
Meanwhile, among the noise online I found a video on how to make seedling planters out of toilet paper tubes; believe it or not, there are dozens of them. No joke! The reuse of something I would have to recycle anyway, and the paper craft aspect, not to mention the freedom to start plants indoors, prompted me to seize my prey when it was spent.
Materials: toilet paper tube, or paper towel tube cut into thirds
Tools: pencil, ruler, scissors, bone folder (optional!), cup of water or sink