DIY Family Fun - Make Your Own Recycled Paper Seed Bombs
Spring is in the air!!! Looking for a fun and Eco-friendly way to add some colour to your garden? Then it's time to try making your own recycled paper seed bombs! These little balls of recycled paper, wildflower seeds, and water are a great way to plant a variety of wildflowers in your garden without any plastic packaging or harmful chemicals.
Here's how to make your own recycled paper seed bombs:
Recycled paper (newspaper, printer paper, etc.) Wildflower seeds Water Large bowl Blender or food processor Strainer Muffin tin or ice cube tray Parchment paper
- Tear the recycled paper into small pieces and put them in a large bowl.
- Pour enough water over the paper to cover it completely and let it soak for at least an hour.
- After the paper has soaked, use a blender or food processor to blend it into a pulp. Add more water if necessary to create a smooth consistency.
- Add a handful of wildflower seeds to the pulp and mix well.
- Use a strainer to remove any excess water from the mixture.
- Spoon the mixture into a muffin tin or ice cube tray, filling each section about halfway.
- Let the mixture dry for a few hours or overnightOnce the seed bombs are dry, carefully remove them from the muffin tin or ice cube tray.
- Store the seed bombs in a cool, dry place until you are ready to plant them in your garden.
- Use recycled paper that does not contain any glossy or coated surfaces, as these materials may prevent the paper from breaking down and releasing the seeds.
- Choose wildflower seeds that are native to your region for the best chance of success.
- Plant the seed bombs in the spring or fall when the weather is cooler and there is more moisture in the soil.
Not only are these recycled paper seed bombs a fun and easy DIY project, but they also provide an Eco-friendly way to add some beauty to your garden. Plus, they make for a great gift for any gardening enthusiast in your life!
So, next time you're looking for a way to get your hands dirty and add some colour to your garden, try making your own recycled paper seed bombs. Your garden (and the planet) will thank you!