To celebrate Earth Day this year, my kids 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
- Cookie Sheet (or another surface to allow Seed Bombs to dry)
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 the 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 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.