Read It Make It: Seed Bombs

In a Garden written by Tim McCanna and illustrated by Aimee Sicuro is a rhyming picture book. It is the perfect book to read this time of year. It will inspire your child to help with a garden or want to plant a small garden of their own. A child watching a garden grow is a magical sight.

Find In a Garden picture book in the catalog

These seed bombs are economical and easy to make. Your child can use them as a gift or plant them in your backyard. This activity can get messy, so it is best to make the seed bombs outside.

Seed Bombs

Materials

Water

Construction paper

Molds (muffin tins work well for this purpose)

Food Processor

Wildflower Seeds

Bowl

Instructions

  1. Tear construction paper into small pieces and put in bowl.
  2. Cover construction paper with water and soak at least 2 hours.
  3. Drain the water from the paper (squeeze most of the water from the paper).
  4. Put paper into a food processor and process into a pulp (an adult will need to assist with this step)
  5. Squeeze the remaining water from the paper pulp, if the paper is too wet the seeds may sprout before they are planted.
  6. If using a mold push paper into the mold tightly and fill 1/2 of the mold (you can also mold the seed bombs by hand).
  7. Sprinkle seeds into the mold onto the top of the paper.
  8. Press the remaining soaked paper into the mold.
  9. Let seed bombs dry overnight.
  10. Remove seed bombs from mold.