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Earth Day Seed Bombs

Earth Day Seed Bombs

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If you’re looking for a cute and super easy Earth Day activity to do with your kid this is it – Earth Day seed bombs. That’s right, little balls of paper that look like earth that you can plant to grow wildflowers.

Planting seeds is a fun way to celebrate Earth Day and spring. Little ones will have a ball helping to shred the paper and can form them into balls. These seed bombs are a fun science activity you could do at school too! Scroll down to see my DIY for these Earth Day Seed Bombs.

Earth Day Seed Bombs

You will need:

 

Directions:

1.) Take your scrap pieces of blue and green paper and rip in small pieces. I let my guys help me with this part and sort into bowls by matching color.

Earth Day Seed Bombs

2.) Fill each bowl with warm water, enough to cover the top and let sit for 30 minutes.

Earth Day Seed Bombs3.) After letting soak, take your wet paper and blend each color separately. You may have to add more water so that it can blend easier and that’s ok because you can just squeeze out the water at the end.

4.) Squeeze out any additional water and put the shredded paper back in separate bowls.

Earth Day Seed Bombs

5.) Take your wildflower seeds and sprinkle into the blue bowl, mix together

6.) Take a handful of blue paper/seed mixture and roll into a ball.

Earth Day Seed Bombs

7.) Take some small pieces of shredded green paper and place into ball and roll to combine, making an earth shape.

Earth Day Seed Bombs

8.) If planting right away, you can plant right in the ground following the directions on the back of the seed packet. If you’re not planting right away, let your seed bombs dry on a pan or cookie sheet lined with paper towel. Just soak for a little bit prior to planting.

For more gardening ideas, check out my post on how to start a garden for beginners!

 

For more kids ideas check out

my DIY Mud Kitchen

Edible Sensory Dough

Homemade Bubbles

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19 Comments

  • Reply
    Emmeline
    April 21, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    These look so cool! Is there a specific advantage to using paper with the seeds, or is it just for looks?

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    Valeria
    April 15, 2022 at 12:40 am

    Interesting idea 🙂

    Thanks for sharing – have a great week.

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    Karren
    April 16, 2022 at 10:05 pm

    These are so clever, a few years ago I actually bought some, but unfortunately they did not grow. I think this is a way they reforest after disasters.
    Thank you for sharing on Oh My Heartsie Girl, please stop by again to share.

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    Cindy
    April 19, 2022 at 9:33 am

    Such a fun project Nicolle! I can just imagine making a bunch of them and gifting them to others! I enjoyed this post so much and I wanted you to know that this post will be featured on Tuesday Turn About Link Party this week! Pinned to our Tuesday Turn About Pinterest Board. 😊 Thanks for sharing your project and I hope to see you at the party this week! 😊

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      Nicolle
      April 19, 2022 at 5:54 pm

      Ahhh Thank you Cindy! I will be sure to check it out!!! I appreciate it so much! <3

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    Dee | Grammy's Grid
    April 19, 2022 at 5:21 pm

    CONGRATS Nicolle! Your post will be FEATURED at the Crafty Creators Link Party 15 where Grammy’s Grid is co-hosting with Life as a LEO Wife on Thursday at 6am central!

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      Nicolle
      April 19, 2022 at 5:55 pm

      Thank you so much Dee!!!! I will my eye out! I appreciate it!

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        Niki ~ Life as a LEO Wife
        April 20, 2022 at 1:03 pm

        Congrats Nicolle! If you come by Life as a LEO Wife, follow me on FB or IG, and let me know if you do in the comments on Crafty Creators Link Party 15, I’ll feature your post across my social media accounts (FB, IG, Twitter, Pinterest, & MeWe). It will be sometime between Thursday until Wednesday before the next party, and I’ll tag you in the post. So glad to have you sharing on Crafty Creators, and I’m excited to feature this fun tutorial!
        XOXO,
        Niki

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          Nicolle
          April 20, 2022 at 6:00 pm

          Ahhh thanks Niki!!!! I am following you on Instagram now!

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    Donna Reidland
    April 3, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    What a great idea!

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      Nicolle
      April 3, 2023 at 1:40 pm

      Thank you Donna!

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    Christy G
    April 6, 2023 at 11:41 pm

    These are so cute. I’ll have to make some when I get ready to plant some tomatoes in a planter.

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      Nicolle
      April 7, 2023 at 7:14 am

      awww thank you Christy!!!

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    Cara
    April 10, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    I remember a similar project when I was growing up we did in school. Funny, I was thinking about it the other day, and I visited you and you have everything I need to remind me of what I need to do. Seems like I really need to give this a try, huh? Thank you so much for sharing!

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    Cindy@CountyRoad407
    April 13, 2023 at 11:45 am

    I was so excited to see this post. It’s so clever. What a fun VBS craft!!! Thank you for sharing on Farmhouse Friday. Featuring it tomorrow. pinned

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      Nicolle
      April 13, 2023 at 4:22 pm

      oh Thank you Cindy!!! I appreciate that!

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    Kim Carberry
    March 25, 2024 at 2:30 pm

    This is such a fun and cute idea. I have never thought of doing something like this, it is great for little one’s.

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    Susan Sikes
    March 29, 2024 at 10:29 am

    I love this idea!

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    Paula
    April 8, 2024 at 9:54 am

    Nicolle, these seed bombs are so creative and practical. What a great way to plant flowers.
    I appreciate you sharing this with Sweet Tea & Friends this month dear friend.

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