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Seed bombs

Spectacular seed bombs

Wildflowers are an important part of our gardens. They provide insects with food, especially bees, and they look great too. So, here’s a simple craft that you can do with family and friends to introduce some into your garden or local area.

Seed bombs

For this craft you’ll need:

  • Silicone ice cube moulds
  • Colourful paper
  • Blender
  • Wildflower seeds (you can use a mixed pack or choose a few varieties – Poppies and Chicory work well)
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Step 1: Prepare the pulp

  • Tear your coloured paper into small pieces.
  • Then sort the pieces into bowls of the same colour and cover them with water.
  • Soak the paper for 30 minutes.
  • Next, squeeze out the water and get an adult to add them to a blender. They should blend until it creates a pulp. Repeat for each colour.
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Step 2: Adding to your moulds

  • After the paper is blended, give it a final squeeze to get rid of any excess moisture.
  • Use the pulp to fill your mould halfway. Keep pushing down to make sure it’s nice and tight.
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Step 3: Add your seeds

  • Sprinkle some seeds on top of the half-filled mould. You can add as many as you like.
  • Then, press more pulp on top to fill the rest of the mould.
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Step 4: Wait

  • You’ll need to leave the moulds for 2-3 days in a sunny spot to help dry them out. Only remove them when they’re completely dry. They should pop out easily because of the silicone moulds.

Step 5: Get planting

  • Toss your wildflower seed bombs into soil, you can also dig a little hole first. If it’s very dry, you can add some water to help them along.
  • They also make a great gift for friends and family if you have any spare.

We'd love to see your creations

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