Making Seed Bombs is a fun group project that creatively recycles paper scraps and encourages environmental stewardship. Most wildflower seeds are easy to sprout and we used Gaillardia, Mexican Blanket seeds because our garden is full of them; they require very little effort and are a good source of food for bees and butterflies. Other seed bomb ingredients can include basic paper pulp to more sophisticated clay and compost mixes. This mix is a perfect environmental art project for small children and these paper pulp seed bombs and paper plantables are an easy way to begin.
Directions: Organize the paper scraps according to color and soak each color in a bowl of water. Once the shreds are soggy, filll a blender halfway with water, add a small handfull of paper and blend. Pour the sloppy mixture through the strainer add native wildflower seeds and squeeze out excess water by forming little balls, filling molds or cookie cutter shapes.
We made seed bombs for our local park's nature center and used cookie cutters to make plantable tags for our local high school's silent auction gift baskets. You can be creative combining different colors of pulp into the molds. Find more inspiration from artisans and makers around the world on Etsy and here's a simple Paper Pulp Seed Bomb DIY video to help get you started.
I'm a mom of two perfect kids and two fluffy English Mastiffs named Lilo & Stitch. I love to read, write, draw, paint, plant seeds, raise butterflies and make things! My Etsy is all organic and handmade by me. Our family loves the outdoors and so it's important that I contribute to a healthy environment and clean water by choosing sustainable materials.
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