So, I don't really do alot of oragami in the classroom, but I have used this lesson with 5th grade before when our park was full of wildflowers. It is really just a simple box but you can make it into a flower basket, nesting boxes, or gift boxes. I have alot of old Christmas cards and make these boxes for advent treats or tiny gift boxes. The large greeting cards work best. You can do this with any paper we just use greeting cards to upcycle, but you could use scrapbook paper, construction paper or whatever.
1. pick a nice, large, colorful greeting card
2. fold the top down and align with the edge
6. fold the edge of the same pieces you just folded, until they line up and touch each other in the middle
7. open up the folds youjust made in #6 and draw a line along those folds
8. cut along all four lines
9. Fold the flaps you just cut straight down
so they look like this
10. then fold those two little sections up to make the sides
My girls love picking flowers out of my front yard flower beds. This tiny basket was a great idea for allowing their inner florist to take over while at the same time not depleting mass quantities of my Spring pageantry of color!! They spent SO much time delicately making their flower filled Easter baskets!!