I’ve always wanted to make Seed Paper since I got a food processor. But instead I’m finally getting around to doing something similar – Wildflower Seed Bombs. I figured this would be the perfect project to do with my girls on a day home from school right before Earth Day. These are such a doable DIY for kiddos AND they’ll make perfect little Earth Day gifts for the neighbors. Plus, they are messy to make and what kid doesn’t love messy!? Being a no slime mom, I thought this one should surely get me some bonus points!
Also, what’s not to love about something that’ll help make the world a more beautiful place?!
So, let’s get started.
First, some ground rules.
1. Make sure to bomb responsibly. Remember, you shouldn’t drop in protected parks or on private property (besides yours of course). Ideas for where to drop?! Think about neglected places or local public areas that could use a little pop of color.
2. If you aren’t sure, check your local ordinances before dropping your “bombs” 😉
3. And make sure to use seeds that are native to your area and non-invasive. Most will be labeled accordingly.
Ok! Now, what’ll need.
Mix together about 4 parts clay to 1 part potting soil. Doesn’t have to be perfect. With kids it won’t be so don’t fret. Just make sure there’s more clay than soil so the bomb holds together well enough.
Then add in your seeds…
Maybe add some sunflower seeds if you think you might want some of those big beautiful yellow babies. And remember, native plants will grow better and not all seeds will sprout. So use a good assortment.
Add in the water. Do a little bit at a time and squish with your hands until every thing is mixed to look about like cookie dough. But be careful, you don’t want too much water.
Once it’s all mixed pretty good, roll into balls about the size of golf balls. I will say I recently ordered SEEDLES and they were a bit smaller, but I think golf ball size is about right. Then set them out and let them dry.
Bombs Away! Once they are dry, “bomb” your friends with these little gifts. You can package them in baggies and tie with a bow. If you don’t have anything fancy, take a zip lock bag, tie them with ribbon or string and cut off the top. Then add this adorable printable to share with your friends.
HAPPY EARTH DAY!