With Earth Day coming up quickly, Mila and I have been making Earth friendly DIYs. Our favorite is seed bombs! They are messy and fun to make, but they lead to a summer of beautiful flowers.
Since we love picking flowers, this is a win all around!
This recipe comes from the Kids Art Box, which is an amazing subscription service that has activities curated for your child with all the supplies.
Here’s what you’ll need to make seed bombs:
- 1 cup of flour
- 1/3 cup of water
- 2 cups of soil
- 2 packets of flower seeds
As I said before, this can get quite messy, but toddlers love it!
Mila was able to help with every part of the activity. It’s a great way to help them with their motor and life skills by pouring and mixing. Plus, we counted everything we could. This is also a great time to talk about Earth Day and how we need to protect our Earth.
Anyways, back to how to make the seed bombs!
First, mix the dirt, flower, and water up until you get a sticky concoction. Once it starts sticking to the spoon and forming together, add the two packets of seeds too. Mix them evenly in the mixture.
Then either use cookie cutter to form shapes or make little balls.
Let them dry out. I would definitely recommend waiting two days for them to dry out and then plant.
It’s really that simple!
Mila loved helping out with this project. It was a great way to talk to her about how plants and flowers grow. Actually seeing the seeds helped her understand where plants came from. In our “Identifying Parts of Flowers” activity, seeds were the biggest confusion for her. This DIY helped cross that bridge!
Another great idea to use with seed bombs is to give to family members. With Mother’s Day here, they’re a great DIY present for aunts, grandmas, and other motherly figures!
If you try this activity out or have any suggestions to make these seed bombs better, let me know in the comments.