One of the funnest things to do in the spring is to have a egg hunt. These seed bomb “eggs” are not only colorful and fun, but any left outside can sprout into a plant for a fun surprise later or plant them in your flower beds and watch them grow!
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● Shredded paper in fun colors
● Flower seeds, native flowers work best
● Molds, cookie cutters, or plastic eggs (optional)
- Soak shredded paper in water for 4 hours
- Take shredded paper and strain. Put in blender and add a half cup of water. Blend, adding more water as needed. Final product should be pulpy mulch
- Take hand full of mulch and squeeze out excess water. You should now have a ball of the paper mulch
- Take a seed(try not to put too many seeds into each seed bomb as they won’t sprout right) and place in the middle of mulch ball
- Either shape mulch ball into seed shape with hands or use a cookie cutter or plastic egg as a mold to get desired shape
- Let mulch ball dry 2 days in dark location(like a closet)
- Now the mulch ball is ready to go outside and be “planted” or thrown for a surprise!
● Make a lot of seed bombs eggs and have a family “egg” hunt outside, hiding the eggs in locations where its ok to plant things. Each family member hides a seed bomb egg. Wait to see what sprouts up!
● Make seed bomb eggs with paper that was going to be recycled for an eco-friendly craft.