Seed bombs are a fun and eco-friendly way to teach children about the importance of caring for the environment and promoting biodiversity. Make colorful seed bombs using simple materials, perfect for a fun and educational activity with kids.
What are Seed Bombs?
A seed bomb is a small ball made from a mixture of soil, sometimes clay or paper, and seeds that can be thrown or dropped onto the ground. As the seed bomb breaks down, the seeds are released and will germinate and grow into plants.
In the case of seed bombs made from construction paper, the paper is used as a container for the soil and seeds. The paper is first shredded or cut into small pieces and then soaked in water until it becomes soft and pliable. The wet paper is then mixed with seeds, rolled into small balls, and left to dry. Once the seed bombs are dry, they can be planted directly into the ground or placed in a container and watered regularly until the seeds germinate.
Seed bombs are a great way to plant seeds in areas that may be difficult to access or where traditional planting methods may not be practical. They are also a fun and engaging activity for kids and can help teach them about the importance of planting and caring for the environment. Seed bombs can be made using a variety of different seeds, including flowers, herbs, and vegetables, and can be tailored to suit your specific gardening needs and preferences.
Benefits of Seed Bombs
Seed bombs are a great way to help the environment because they can help to reestablish plant populations in areas where they may have been lost due to development or other human activities. They also help to promote biodiversity by introducing a variety of plants into an area, which can provide habitat for insects, birds, and other wildlife.
Planting with kids can be a rewarding experience for everyone involved. It can teach children about responsibility, patience, and the importance of caring for the environment. It can also help to foster a love of nature and an appreciation for the beauty of the natural world.
These colorful seed bombs are not only effective at growing new plants, but they’re also a fun and engaging activity for kids of all ages. So, let’s get started!
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- Construction paper
- Food processor
- Small bowls
How to Make Seed Bombs
- Start by cutting the construction paper into small pieces, about 1 inch by 1 inch. You’ll want to use equal amounts of blue, green, yellow, and orange paper.
- Soak the paper in water for about 30 minutes. This will help to soften the paper and make it easier to blend.
- Drain the water from the paper and place it in a food processor. Blend the paper until it becomes a pulp-like consistency.
- Once the paper is blended, add your seeds to the mixture. You can use any type of seeds you like, but we recommend using seeds that are native to your area or that will thrive in your local climate.
- Roll the mixture into small balls, about the size of a golf ball. You may need to add a little bit of water to the mixture to help it stick together. If you want to make Earth Day seed bombs use blue and green paper. Or you can make sun seed bombs and use yellow and orange paper.
- Let the seed bombs dry out overnight. Once they’re dry, they’re ready to use!
How to Use Your Seed Bombs
To use your seed bombs, simply place them in soil or throw them in an area where you’d like to see new plants grow. You can also give them as gifts to friends or family members who are interested in gardening or who want to help the environment.
Making seed bombs with kids is a fun and easy activity that can help to promote a love of nature and an appreciation for the environment. We hope you enjoy making these colorful seed bombs and watching your new plants grow!
This craft is good for toddlers aged children 2 years old and up.
The mess level for this craft is low.
Difficulty to Create
Language development, shape recognition, color recognition, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity.
Toddler and Preschooler Curriculums, Books & TV Show!
Play2Learn Toddler & Preschool Programs for Curious Toddlers
There is no limit to your toddler’s energy and curiosity. That energy and curiosity although a joy can be challenging at times. Their interest in just about everything around them is what makes them great learners. One and two year olds can soak up so much just from their senses!
But as a teacher or parent that thirst for learning can be exhausting. That is why I created this toddler and preschooler program. To help you get the most out of this time with your curious toddler without having to come up with creative ways to play and interact with them.
Play2Learn for Toddlers includes 20 Units for toddlers. Each 2-week toddler unit has 20 super easy to set up and engaging activities for toddlers 18 months to 3 years.
Play2Learn Preschool which includes 20 Units for preschoolers. Each 2-week preschoolers unit has 20 unique and easy to set up and engaging activities for preschoolers 3 years to 5 years. That’s over 800 learning activities for your toddler and preschooler at your fingertips! So many ideas you and your child will never be bored again!
These toddler and preschool lesson plans and activities will definitely keep you and your toddler and preschooler busy playing and learning!
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Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.
Book: Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids
Did you know I wrote a book of sensory bins? Click here for more information Exciting Sensory Bin for Curious Kids. Or grab your copy at Amazon.
Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, like Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. And your kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities like Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count.
Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.
Book: Super STEAM Activity Book for Kids
Learning all about science, technology, engineering, art, and math sets kids up for scholastic success―and it can be so much fun! Watch kids enjoy building STEAM skills as they color friendly fish, help water find its way to tree roots, solve math problems with mazes, and more.
Find out more and grab your copy here.
Designed for preschoolers 3 years old and up.
Book: Big Book of Riddles for Kids
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Help children expand their minds while having fun with this puzzle book for kids!
Designed for kids ages 6 years old and up.
TV Show: Curious Crafting
I’m so excited to share my crafting TV show Curious Crafting which launched in July 2022 on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube! Season 2 airs in the summer of 2023! We were also nominated in 2023 for Best Live Action Preschool Series by the Youth Media Alliance Awards of Excellence.
Set in the ultimate crafting space, Curious Crafting is a short form pre-school age series about the joy of making crafts. I lead a rotating cast of adorable little preschoolers (including my own) making magic out of common household objects.
In each episode we transform recycled items into magical crafts like a milk carton school bus, paper bag puppet or cotton pad turtle. The crafters learn and laugh their way through each activity while demonstrating what their young imaginations can create.
Curious Crafting shares the adventure and joy of making art with takeaway lessons for creating crafts at home.
This show designed for toddlers and preschoolers 2.5 years old and up.