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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:
- Scrap pieces of blue and green paper – construction paper on Amazon
- 2 bowls
- a blender
- packet of wildflower seeds – got these on Amazon as well
- Cookie sheet or pan
- Paper towels
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.
2.) Fill each bowl with warm water, enough to cover the top and let sit for 30 minutes.
3.) 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.
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.
7.) Take some small pieces of shredded green paper and place into ball and roll to combine, making an earth shape.
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.
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