I hope you are having a truly fabulous first week of Spring.
We are going to pretend like this isn't the SECOND post of the year (ha!) and just jump in as if I have been here the whole time. Things are exciting, changes are happening, and my little babies aren't babies anymore! It's almost more than I can take!
Yet another reason to be thankful is that Spring is finally here. It's time to be rid of the gloom of winter and welcome the warmth and color that warmer weather brings! Spring is, without exception, my favorite season. You have the pleasure (or misfortune) of knowing me at the time of year when I am most inspired!
Which brings me to today's awesome little project!:
KID FRIENDLY DIY SEED BOMBS!
What is a seed bomb, you ask? Much to the disappointment of Noah, it isn't a literal bomb. I kid you not, as we were buying supplies he was crying the whole time because he was afraid of the "s'plosion." Nope!
This is a FANTASTIC and EASY way to use up those millions of seed packets that you buy with good intentions and forget to plant (or is that just me?!).
- A number of a MIXED assortment of seeds. I had about 10 of the $.20 packets from Wal-Mart and 6 or so of the $1.40 packets because I splurged on the "fancy" seeds (ha!). Make sure you choose all "full-sun" or all "partial-sun!"
- 1 package of Air-Dry Clay. I used Crayola because as far as clay goes, I know I can trust it to perform well.
- Potting soil. I went with Miracle Grow because I wanted them to miraculously grow. I'm sure other soils will work just as well!
3. Open the clay, pull out a handful and smash it flat on a surface you don't mind getting dirty.
P.S. I suggest only using a small handful at a time because toward the end it started getting a little too dry.
P.P.S. I used a cake pan at first (because my cookie sheet was dirty) but gave up and used the table in the next batch. Just keeping it real with you!
To Plant them: Simply toss onto the ground before a good rain (so that the rain breaks down the clay) or water it very well and regularly. No need to bury them!
Go ahead and save this so you can use it too:
I would love to hear what your experiences were in making this craft or growing the flowers from it! We tossed and watered our flowers this morning so I won't be able to report for at least a few weeks.