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.
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.
Molds (muffin tins work well for this purpose)
- Tear construction paper into small pieces and put in bowl.
- Cover construction paper with water and soak at least 2 hours.
- Drain the water from the paper (squeeze most of the water from the paper).
- Put paper into a food processor and process into a pulp (an adult will need to assist with this step)
- Squeeze the remaining water from the paper pulp, if the paper is too wet the seeds may sprout before they are planted.
- 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).
- Sprinkle seeds into the mold onto the top of the paper.
- Press the remaining soaked paper into the mold.
- Let seed bombs dry overnight.
- Remove seed bombs from mold.