Thursday, April 12, 2012



I LOVE MAKING SEED BOMBS! It is so easy, and a great thing to do with kids!

You will need paper confetti, and seeds. I used wildflower.

Dump the confetti into a bowl.

Add enough water to just cover the confetti, and let it soak. I let mine soak for about 45 minutes while I did other things. You can check yours, and see how it is doing. It just basically needs to soften up. Once you feel it is soft enough, go ahead and stir in a good amount of seeds.

You can make bombs, or mold it into shapes. I chose to make little stars using a chocolate mold I got at Wal-mart for $2.50.

Lift some of the mixture by hand out of the bowl, and squeeze a good amount of water out, but not so much that you can't easily squish it into the mold.

Tuck the excess into the mold.

Press down hard with a dry cloth to get as much water as you can out of the paper.

Pry your shape out using a toothpick if it's stuck.

Let the shapes dry on a screen or a plate. Mine dried overnight.

You can also make balls with the extra mush. Just pick some out of the bowl, and SQUEEZE with all your might to get the water out. You really need to squeeze hard, as you won't be able to use a towel to get the excess out.

Let everything dry overnight.

I think these would be darling baby shower or bridal shower favors, or ever wedding favors. My kids will be giving a bag of them to their teachers with a note attached saying thanks for planting the seed of knowledge, and helping me grow.

Here is the printable I designed :)

Have a Happy and Creative Day!



Alia said...

So do you just plant one and flowers come up??? Or what are the "directions" for the one who receives the bomb?

restlessrisa said...

Yes, you plant them in moist soil :) Sorry I wasn't very clear. Thanks for asking.



Unknown said...

How long can you leave these between making them and planting them? Can I make them now and plant them in a month or will the seeds sprout right away?

restlessrisa said...

Hi Sacha, They will not sprout until after you get them wet again. They should be dry after you finish the process of making them.

breeziniw said...

Where are you finding the big bags of wildflower seed that aren't mixed with soil or other filler?

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