Have you ever wanted to know how to make garden seed bombs? Here’s your chance! This fun and easy tutorial will be the perfect project for you and your kids this spring.
How to make Garden seed bombs
These simple Garden Seed Bombs will be a huge hit. An easy and fun project you can make with your kids just in time for Earth day. This is gardening more along my speed, a fun garden you just toss in and let the Earth do all the work. Seed bombs are perfect because sometimes conditions can be dry, overly hot or cold, and windy making life hard on a germinating seed. Seed balls buffer these harsh conditions and help make growing flowers a success.
What you’ll need :
- 6 pieces Construction Paper, assort. colors
- 3-5 pkg. Flower Seeds
- Food Processor
Cut each piece of paper into about 1-inch squares and put them into a small dish. Keep each paper color in its own dish.
Fill each dish with water just until the paper is covered. Soak the paper for about 20 minutes.
Take one of the bowls of paper and wring it out about halfway. Put it in the food processor and pulse the paper into a pulp. Repeat this with all the paper colors and put the pulp back into each of their bowls.
Sprinkle some seeds into each bowl of paper, mix them in a little, and press the pulp and seeds into balls. If the pulp is a little dry, put a few sprinkles of water on the pulp. It will help it to hold its shape better.
Set the seed balls on a sheet pan to dry overnight.
Plant in your garden or anywhere you want flowers to grow.Aren’t these a cool idea? They are the perfect way to touch any little one about nature and how it works.
Looking for other fun ideas to make with your kids? Here are some fun Garden Row makers you can make for your veggie garden. Want to explore with some fun outdoor Science? Check out these 20 Exciting Backyard Science Experiments.
Comments & Reviews
i’m going to make this on my great grandkids will see what happens if I do this right or not
Hi! Such a fun idea! Thinking of having my daughter make this for her little friends birthday gift. Do you know if it is possible to have them placed/planted into a pot to grow if watered regularly? Thanks!
Thanks for sharing! How long before it breaks down?
HI! It all depends on the amount of rainfall you get. The weather will play a big part on how long it takes. It will definitley be a at least 4 weeks. A paper bag can take up at least a month to break down so I’m guessing it will be around that time. Every Time we’ve done this it’s taken different time lengths. So this is definitely a project that will help with patience 🙂
This is such a fun idea! What a great outdoor activity to do with kids!
Christina Almond says
That is such a cute idea! I would love to do this with my friend’s twin daughters!
Dandi D says
My children would love making these with me!
Sandra Caballero says
This is so awesome! I never knew something like this amazing. My oldest daughter love to plant seeds and grow her flowers and veggies. I know she will want to make these. I’m also going to show this to my youngest’s preschool teacher.
Kayla Norris says
I honestly have never heard no of these but what a great idea. Definitely will be sharing.
What is the advantage of doing these over just direct sowing?