Quick and easy steps to make your own colorful seed bombs to throw and grow wild flowers. Great Earth Day crafts for kids and wedding favors.
When I was in grade school, I remember celebrating Earth Day with soil lessons, making those super fun seed sprout bags, and eating worms an dirt. I’m sure there was more, but that’s whats going through my brain right now.
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I promise this is going somewhere, so just bear with me. My friend Angie is also getting married soon with a science themed wedding. It’s awesome. I’m not gonna lie. We were talking about what she should do as favors, and the idea of seed bombs came up. To which my brain hearkened back to Earth Day activities and I thought it would be such a fun thing to do with the kiddos! See, I connected it! Be proud of me!
Anyhoo, for Angie’s wedding we wanted to create something that had a pop of color and you can’t really do that with soil…. I mean its brown. So! We had the idea to use tissue paper so we could control the colors. The kids really took to this… I mean, who doesn’t like tearing up paper? Fair warning, you’re going to need a blender for this. I LOVE using my Magic Bullet for these types of projects.
Tissue Paper Seed Bombs
Tissue Paper (1 sheet/bomb)
Packages of Wildflower Seeds (1 small package makes about 2-3 bombs)
Small bowls or plastic food containers (1 for each color bomb)
Paper Towels or Cheesecloth
Blender or food processor
1. Tear up your tissue paper.
2. Pour water over your tissue paper so that it is completely soaked. I let the kiddos do this with a little bit at a time. They thought it was really cool to watch it soak through the paper and spread.
3. Set up your drying station by suspending 2 paper towels over your bowls. I used some plastic food containers then used the binder clips to keep it suspended.
4. Use your blender to mash the tissue paper into a pulp, then pour over your drying station. Do this for each color tissue paper.
5. Mix your seeds up into each color.
6. Squeeze out excess liquid while forming small balls with each color. The kids thought this was hilarious and there was water everywhere. Probably best to do it outside or over the sink.
7. Set your seed bombs out to dry. It takes about 24 hours (less if you live in sunny SoCal)
8. Once your seed bombs are dry, you can gift them to friends or use them yourselves!