Wildflower Seed Bombs

Planting seeds is a terrific way to look after our planet, and these wild flower seed bombs are an excellent way to create valuable wildlife habitats for insects. These seed bombs would also make wonderful gifts for your friends and family!

Wildflower Seed Bombs

Skill Level

Easy. Adult supervision needed

Time to Make

20 minutes

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Firstly, rip or cut small strips of A4 coloured paper. Place each colour in a separate bowl.
  2. Soak the paper overnight in warm water. Make sure that you have enough paper in the bowl as it compacts significantly (almost by half the volume) when it is mashed.
  3. Turn the paper into pulp by mashing it with a fork or your hands by rubbing the paper together until you get a mushy texture.
  4. Squeeze the water out of the paper mash and place back into a bowl.
  5. Sprinkle and mix your seeds into the paper mash.
  6. Once you have mixed the seeds into the mash begin pressing the paper pulp into a flower mould.
  7. Use the yellow pulp for the centre of the flowers.
  8. You can squeeze out any excess water whilst in the mould to help compact the seed bomb further.
  9. Remove your seed bomb and then place each seed bomb onto a dry tray.
  10. Once they are completely dry, find some soil and scatter the seed bombs in your garden.
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Top Tip

You can mix flour into your paper pulp to act as an eco-friendly glue to help the flower stay in its form when taken out of the mould.

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