I love projects that I can get my oldest daughter to help me with; she loved getting her hands messy on this one. With warmer weather right around the corner we have both been itching to watch flowers grow and this little project helped us to stifle some of our springtime cabin fever.
These seeds bombs are rather simple to put together. You will need:
- Construction paper
- Wildflower seed packets
- Food processor
- Cookie cutters (optional)
You will start by cutting your construction paper up into one inch by one inch squares and placing the squares in small bowls. Fill each bowl with water until it is just above the paper squares and allow them to soak for 20 minutes.
Once the paper is soaked through you will put two sheets worth of squares into the food processor with about 2 tablespoons of water. Two sheets fit into my mini chopper perfectly. If you use a regular sized food processor you will need to double the amount. Chop the paper until it is all evenly sized.
Add paper pulp to a separate bowl and stir in flower seeds. Firmly press pulp into cookie cutters to shape – if using. Otherwise, tightly squeeze pulp into tablespoon sized balls. Two sheets of construction paper roughly yielded four two inch heart sized seed bombs.
Allow your seed bombs to dry for at least 24 hours before use or gifting. To use you can simply throw your seed bombs into your yard and allow nature to take its course. Alternatively you can sow your seed bomb into soil and care for your flowers as usual.