DIY Wildflower Seed Bombs
Springtime is finally here! I know it is because of the bad storms we are expecting here today. Down here in Tennessee we always welcome spring with at least 1 tornado warning, ha! Spring is my favorite season for many reasons, one of those reasons being I love being outside in my garden. This year we are planning on making some raised garden bed and trying out some new herbs too. My daughter loves to get out in the dirt with me, and has insisted that we have some flowers, and not just food, in our garden this year. I remember seeing a video talking about flower seed bombs. Now this was something I knew my daughter would love and I had to try it out. Y’all it’s so easy! It’s a great activity for the kids, and a fun surprise to see where the flowers are going to bloom. Would you like to learn how to make them? great let’s get started!
Here is how to make your own DIY Wildflower Seed Bombs:
You Will Need:
- Wildflower seeds! (or any seeds you wish)
- Cardstock (or any paper you want to use. I picked the cardstock because it’s pretty and easily seen)
- Silicone mold (How perfect is this flower mold I found!?)
Step 1: Rip your paper into small pieces and put them in a bowl. You can go with one color, colors of the same shade, or make a rainbow, it’s up to you! The more paper you use, the more flower bombs you can make. I used 2 sheets of cardstock.
Step 2: Once you have all the colors you want, pour water over your paper. You want the water to completely cover your paper. Let sit fully submerged for an hour, or until paper is soft and mushy.
Step 3: Remove the water from your bowl. I then ripped the paper further to make the pieces a little smaller. You could also throw them in a food processor with a little water as well.
Step 4: Now it’s time to press your paper into your mold. Go about 1/2 way up. Then add a sprinkle of your seeds.
Step 5: Fill up the rest of your mold with more paper until it reaches the top. Make sure you really press down to fill all the space in your mold. This will keep it from coming apart. Let dry for 24 hours.
Step 6: Once you have let your flower bombs dry, it’s time to crack them out of the mold and find them a home!
Once you have taken them out of the mold you can toss them anywhere you want to see some wildflowers grow! Lucky for me we are getting some rain tonight so I’m sure we will have new wildflowers soon. How fun is that!? I think they would make great class gifts, birthday party favors, or a great rainy day activity for you and the kids. Enjoy!