Celebrate Spring and Easter and learn How to Make Easter Egg Seed Bombs. Pop them in Easter Baskets, or have a fun Easter Activity with the family.
Looking for a fun family activity to celebrate spring or Easter? Are you tired of filing Easter Baskets with Candy? These adorable Easter Egg Seed Bombs are so simple to make and the kids love "hiding" their own eggs in the yard and watching them grow!
What are Seed Bombs
Seed Bombs are simply some recyled paper that is shaped into a ball or in this case an easter egg, and filled with the seeds of your choice. As the paper decomposes the seeds grow wherever you have placed the bomb in your yard.
How to Plant Seed Bombs
There is no wrong way to plant a seed bomb. You can simply place it on the ground where you want it to grow and water it. You can also break apart your seed bombs for more of a seed sprinkle if you desire. Consider placing them in a sunny location to help them grow a little faster.
Easter Egg Seed Bomb Ideas
At the end of the day you don't have to make your seed bombs in an Easter Egg Mold. You can use any mold you choose, but the Easter Egg shaped ones are so much fun for Spring.
- Make them and place them in the Easter Baksets as a fun treat. (Check out these other Easter Basket Fillers that aren't Candy here)
- Create them with your kids as a family project and let them hide their own eggs around the yard.
- Fill your Easter Egg Seed Bombs with different kinds of plants. ie: herbs, vegetables, different kinds of flowers.
- Add a drop of food coloring while you paper is in the food processor to make colored bombs.
Keep in Mind
Do plan on allowing a couple days for these to dry completely in a cool dry spot. If you put them in a sunny place or under a light to dry out you may end up with plants sooner than you would like.
Also, no matter what shape you choose to make these, I would highly suggest a silicone mold. They make removing the bombs much easier.
Easter Egg Seed Bombs
- In a food processor or blender place your choice of paper scrap pieces. Pour in 1/2 cup of water and puree. You may need to add more water to get it going good.
- Continue to pulse until you have paper pulp.
- Strain your paper pump with a colander or a piece of cheese cloth to remove access moisture.
- Press a tablespoon or two full of paper pulp into each hole on your egg mold. top with a sprinkle of wildflower seeds.
- Finish filling each mold with addtional paper pulp pressing well to ensure that they are packed together.
- Place in a cool dry place to harden.
- Carefully remove from mold and give as gifts or plant with your children.