Are you spending some time in nature in your homeschool? Gardening? Exploring wildflower fields or forest trails? Making wildflower seed bombs is an easy and fun way to teach kids about plants.
Even when you can’t get outdoors due to weather or you just need to stick close to home you can have a lesson in nature that also turns into a pretty little art project and then a functional thing to enjoy!
Kids Craft Wildflower Seed Bombs
Making homemade seed bombs is a great fine motor activity and can be used as a springboard to talk to your child about how pollinators help keep our food supply going.
Dropping these seed bombs in your garden or container around the yard will draw in beautiful butterflies and bees and they also make lovely homemade gifts.
Garden Crafts for Kids
Whether you have preschoolers or highschoolers they are sure to enjoy this hands-on project and study that pairs nicely with a wildflower unit study.
Here is what you will need:
Homemade Seed Bombs
Directions for easy wildflower seed bombs for kids:
I like a mix of wildflowers best for seed bombs as vegetables and many other flowers need more spacing, but you can choose from many types to choose yours.
In the spring you might even find them 2 packs for $1 at Dollar Tree.
Some of the best types for seed bombs are poppies, cornflower, marigold, cosmos; hollyhocks, verbena, or wildflower mixes.
Seed Activity for Kids
Use a hole punch or tear out small pieces of paper from each paper color you would like to use.
Even younger children can get a good fine motor workout punching out paper dots for the seed bombs.
We used the hole punch until our hand got tired and then went to tearing.
Place paper in small bowls and soak them in water, you can mix colors for a rainbow effect if you like or keep them separated.
Let them sit for about 20 minutes, no worries if you forget them for awhile, it will still be fine.
Flip paper and water into a fine mesh strainer and drain,remove as much of the moisture as you can, this will help them dry out faster in the mold. Squeeze if needed to remove the excess water.
Return to bowl and stir each color together with a small pinch of seeds.
Press firmly into silicone mold getting it pressed into all the edges so you have a nice clean mold. Fill to the very top.
Flip mold over on a towel or several layers of paper towel to dry, leaving it in place while it dries.
Wildflower Seed Bombs
Allow to dry completely, it will probably take them overnight to dry fully depending on the size of mold that you use, put them out in the sunshine to dry quicker.
Pop each seed bomb carefully out of the molds and store in a pretty jar until you are ready to use them.
You can expand on this activity by adding in additional activities, books and different themes like butterflies, bees, flowers, and gardening.
Check out these books that I found that match up great with this DIY project.
Wildflowers are normally the easiest to grow and it’s such a fun payoff for learning about gardening. What easy gardening activities are you doing with your kids?
You’ll love these other gardening and nature activities for kids:
- Wildflowers Unit Study & Lapbook
- Foraging and Feasting Nature Unit Study and Lapbook
- Kinder Gardening to Celebrate Nature and Science
- Hands-On Nature Study: Bird Color Bar Graphing Activity
- Hands-On Mixed Media Flower Art Fun Nature Study
- From Egg to Sea Turtle Nature Unit Study & Lapbook
- Hands-On Literature Nature Study: Simple Tree Craft