DIY Seed Bombs (with Video)

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DIY Seed Bombs are a fun garden DIY that kids can help make! Make these easy seed starters as a gift or fun way to spread some flowers in your lawn or neighbourhood!

DIY Seed Bombs are a fun kids' garden craft that doubles as a great gift for Mother's Day or the gardener in your life! A fun and easy way to plant wildflowers in your yard

DIY Seed Bombs Craft

When we moved to our new home, the backyard had a bit of a mud pit in the back.

It had once been a garden, but while the house was on the market one of the neighbours took the opportunity to dig up all the flowers and replant them in her yard. (She actually continued to do this to the other gardens after we moved in – until I caught her one day… talk about awkward.)

The mud pit was a hit with the kids, but I thought it could use some livening up, so we decided to have some fun planting different seeds in the area and see what took.

This would still be “their area” so I didn’t want to invest in flowers that I would be upset if they got trampled or dug up, so we decided to make some fun seed bombs out of inexpensive, local wildflower seeds. These would also make a great gift for Mother’s Day or for a special gardener.

Kids can simply toss the “pucks” into an area, bury them (lightly) – or, our favorite way, launch them with a slingshot! Wildflowers can be choked out by grass seed and weeds so try to plant them in a muddy area with no grass for best results, and give them 2-3 weeks to germinate.

When making this craft for yourself, ensure that the seeds are native to your area as non-native wildflowers can cause issues (and can be invasive). Native wildflowers are low-maintenance, needing less watering and will not aggressively spread into other areas of your yard. (Be sure to look up which seeds are considered native in your area before purchasing.)

These would also be great if you were part of a re-greening project or to launch into a newly cleaned up ditch (as long as you have permission to do so and have ensured the seeds are local).

For another twist on plantable crafts – my friend Katie has this awesome plantable seed paper DIY that she made with her kids for Earth Day.

Watch our quick video for how to make DIY seed bombs and then don’t forget to scroll down to grab your free recipe printable to make these yourself!

Materials for DIY Seed Bombs

  • 5 parts clay
  • 3 parts compost
  • 1 part seeds
  • Water, as needed
  • Cookie cutters or bath bomb mold
  • Gardening gloves, optional

Tip: these amounts are approximate – adjust as needed.

How to Make Homemade Seed Bombs

Combine the clay, compost and seeds in a large bowl or container.

Add water, as needed, to help everything stick together.

Press the mixture into a bath bomb mold or cookie cutter to form a shape.

Let dry overnight.

When ready to use, toss (or slingshot!) the seed bombs into your garden.

 

 

Pin this DIY Seed Bomb recipe for the kids to make:

A DIY Garden craft- homemade seed bombs are a great way to add some wildflowers to your yard. A fun garden craft for kids perfect for giving to the gardeners in your life, a fun Mother's Day craft

Grab your free printable for our homemade seed bomb recipe:

DIY Seed Bombs

DIY Seed Bombs

Ingredients

  • 5 parts clay
  • 3 parts compost
  • 1 part seeds
  • Water, as needed
  • Cookie cutters or bath bomb mold
  • Gardening gloves, optional

Instructions

  1. Combine the clay, compost and seeds in a large bowl or container.
  2. Add water, as needed, to help everything stick together.
  3. Press the mixture into a bath bomb mold or cookie cutter to form a shape.
  4. Let dry overnight.
  5. When ready to use, toss (or slingshot!) the seed bombs into your garden.

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These DIY Seed Bombs are a quick and easy garden craft for kids – and a great homemade gift for a gardener!

For more fun outdoor craft ideas, check out our PB&J Birdseed Feeders or our DIY Outdoor Pendant Light (which we hung in my daughter’s fairy treehouse!)

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