In a bowl, mix together the clay and compost until thoroughly combined. Children may prefer to use their hands to mix!
Add the wildflower seeds into the clay/compost mix making sure they are mixed in evenly.
Slowly add drops of water, just enough to change your mixture into a modelling clay consistency enabling you to manipulate it.
Form the mixture into large marble sized balls (roughly the size of a 50p coin), rolling it in your hands. Our DIY Seed Bomb Kit will make approximately 20 balls.
The balls can be thrown/planted straight away whilst still moist. Using the seed bombs straight after making them will encourage the seeds to germinate quicker.
Or, you can allow the balls to dry in a cool dark place for 24-48 hours. By drying the balls you can then save them until you are ready to plant them or wrap in paper to present as gifts to friends and family.
IDEA: The Seed Bombs do not have to be rolled into balls and can be formed into other shapes. Children can use fun shaped cookie cutters or model into animal shapes like small snails or even worms! Just be sure to make the Seed Bombs roughly the size of a large marble, not too thin and not too large. Too big and there will be too many seeds competing with each other. Too small/flat/thin and the seeds won’t be protected enough by the clay.
Mixture of certified organic flower seeds you’ll find in our Seed Bomb Kits:
Sunflower, Borage, Lupin, Buckwheat, Phacelia, Egyptian Clover, Persian Clover, Summer Vetch, Serradella, Motherwort, Dill, Mauritanian Mallow, Calendula, Cornflower and Corn Marigold.
This special blend has been chosen to support pollinating insects like bees and butterfly’s.
For tips on where and when to plant your Seed Bombs, head to our Blog “How to get the most out of your Seed Bombs”.