We've all had so much time at home lately that we've gotten to work on so many neat garden projects! Next in line for seed season is a SUPER cute and easy craft that's not only a lot of fun to make and fun to look at, but great to gift as well. And when could we use the gift of a little joy more than now! Welcome the SEED BOMB! Seed bombs are a great way to promote seed diversity and to feed our sweet little bee friends, plus you never know who you might lure to "the green side" when they see they can toss and grow something beautiful! With just a few ingredients, you can whip up a decent sized batch of these cuties, dry and gift...or just toss them and watch them bloom.
All you'll need is:
1 C. air dry clay (You buy on Amazon or use the recipe below with just 3 ingredients!)
4 TBS potting soil
4 TBS flower seed (we like to use wildflower mix)
To begin, mix a batch of your cornstarch air dry clay and flatten out by hand. Make sure that it is spread wide enough to hold your potting soil and seed mix on top. Then, layer the dirt and your chosen seed. Next, fold the clay in half, on top of itself, sandwiching in the dirt and seed, and knead it all together until mixed thoroughly. Finally, roll the clay mixture into a 3/4 inch log and cut into 1/2 inch pieces. Roll each piece into a smooth ball and set aside to dry. You may want to cover the dough you aren't actively rolling, with plastic wrap so the clay doesn't dry before you form it into balls. That's it! You can package these cute little seed bombs any way you like. Gift these babies to people who need a smile or go on a walk with the kids and let them toss them along the path. The seed bombs, once rained on will start to dissolve and germinate the seed and before you know it, there will be wildflowers growing where you left them!
DIY AIR DRY CORNSTARCH CLAY
saucepan and a flat surface
1/4 c corn starch
1 c baking soda
3/4 c water
It's super easy. Combine all the ingredients in your saucepan and stir continually over medium-high heat until it comes to a boil. Once you see it bubbling turn the heat to medium and stir constantly until it thickens and is too hard to mix. This should take about 5-6 minutes. Remove and let it cool in a bowl or just roll out and get started!
Check out the cute picture below from treehugger.com in California. Their adorable dyed seed bombs are also an option for saving the bees! To create a rainbow of seed bombs all you own, just add a little food dye to your air dry clay before spreading it out!
These fabulous seed bombs can be found on etsy. To DIY it, just add dried flower pettles to your clay for a seed bomb pretty enough to give away!
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