Messy Kids Seed Bomb Tutorial
About a year ago I read this incredible article about "guerrilla gardening." I have since lost the article- but the idea stuck with me. The whole purpose of guerrilla gardening is to make less than pretty areas in your community full of flowers and beauty. A group of people wanted to clean up their town- but couldn't just go around digging up public property to do so- so they created these little "seed bombs." Each bomb was made of natural products- clays, papers, fertilizers and even eggs! Then the group could slyly place the seed bombs in these areas in need of some love. Within a few weeks- beautiful flowers!
This is a great way to get kids to have fun while making your yard or neighborhood a little nicer. We have this area behind our shed that is in horrible shape- we will be bombing that next week- lol.
Some sort of chopper- I used a mini food processor. Blenders work well too.
Oh- and a helper.
Have your helper tear the paper into tiny bits.
Put all the paper bits into the chopper device.
Pour a little water into the paper. Depending on the paper you may need a little- or a lot.
Blend it until it is a pulpy mess. If it is too soggy or has water sitting in it- drain and squeeze the excess water out with a paper towel.
Add the seeds and stir.
Form little balls (This is too soggy- it took forever for the blue ones to dry.)
Lay all the balls on a paper towel to dry. Then go bomb something!
* Make sure they are very dry- if you stick them in a plastic bag while wet, they will sprout!
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