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I made up these seed bombs for an upcoming craft sale. They are so easy to make and doesn’t cost a lot. It is also a great project to make with your kids as it is very hands on and messy. They will love it. One envelope of seeds make approximately 35-40 seed bombs depending on the size of the ball. To make up your own, see below.
First of all, I emptied my paper shredder and soaked a large bowlful of paper in warm water (to cover) for about 20 minutes. If you don’t have a paper shredder, you can tear up paper into very small pieces 1″ square or smaller. I then mulched it up with a hand held device to blend (I forget what it’s called) or you can use a blender. I then drained it a bit at a time (as I worked). Taking a good tablespoon or two, I squeezed out some water than added seeds (one wet finger tip worth) and added to the middle before squeezing out as much water as possible and shaping into balls about the size of a good sized marble If you want, you would also stuff the paper into cookie molds, add seeds and cover with more paper. This is give you a defined shape. These balls take a good two days to dry out so place them on a cookie sheet and put aside. Once they are dry, you can plant them. I suggest just after or before a rainy day. The paper will dissolve and the seeds will sprout giving you a lovely selection of various wildflowers for the summer and attract birds, butterflies and bees.