Earth Day Kids Craft:: Wildflower Seed Bombs

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My daughters love helping plant and water flowers. So much so that I wish that I had more time and skill for gardening. My oldest is in second grade and her school has a garden to teach the kids about the importance of growing plants, protecting bees and other wildlife, and having clean water and clean air for our planet. She comes home from school on those nature days bursting with information on how to save the environment. This inspired us to get serious about our own garden this spring. Thankfully, Pinterest pointed me in the right direction and I found a great nature-inspired craft for kids that is perfect for Earth Day.

To celebrate Earth Day this year, my daughters and I are making Wildflower Seed Bombs. This is an easy, fun, nature activity that anyone can do with kids. No green thumb necessary! 

Here’s what you will need:

  • 3 Sheets of Construction Paper (we used leftover paper scraps to make this even more eco-friendly)
  • 2-4 pkg of Flower Seeds (tip: choose seeds that are native to where you live so that they will grow better)
  • 3-4 Small Bowls
  • Food Processor
  • Scissors
  • Water
  • Cookie Sheet (or other surface to allow Seed Bombs to dr

Directions:

1. Cut your construction paper into 1-inch pieces. Place in the bowls by color.

2. Fill your bowls with enough water to just cover the paper. Let paper soak in water for 20 minutes.

3. Take the paper from one bowl and wring out the water. Place in food processor and pulse into pulp. Repeat for each color. Place pulp back into the empty bowls.

(Important to note that at this step, my daughters decided to combine all of the colors together because…children! And seed bombs still turned out really nice. So, feel free to get creative with combining colors or stick to separating them.)

4. Divide the seeds evenly and sprinkle seeds into the bowls of pulp. Mix them in and shape the mixture into a ball. 

5. Allow the seed bombs to dry on a cookie sheet overnight.

6. Once they are dry you can decide to plant or gift your wildflower seed bombs. We are going to be packaging them in colorful cellophane and adding them to my daughter’s teachers’ end of year gifts. If you are going to plant them, dig a hole in your garden and then toss in the seed bombs. Water and watch them grow! 

We hope you enjoy our special Earth Day craft. Happy Earth Day!!

 
 

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