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Seed Bomb

Seed Bomb

What You’ll Need:

  • Flour
  • Soil
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Water
  • Native British Wildflower Seeds
  • Plate

Getting into the Activity

Get your hands mucky and create some seed bombs using soil and flour. Once ready, throw them into a bare patch of soil and watch as wildflowers start to grow.

  • Mix 10 parts soil to 1 part flour. The amount of soil and flour you use will depend on how many seed bombs you wish to create.
  • Slowly add the water and mix together until it becomes sticky and dough like.
  • Roll into golf ball size balls. Make as many balls as your mixture allows.
  • Place a packet of wildflower seeds onto a plate and carefully roll your mud ball around until covered in seeds.
  • Leave to dry.

Encourage children to take their seed bombs home to continue to dry before they then launch them. If the children have a garden (their own or a relatives) then they can throw the seed bombs into an area of soil. If children struggle to find a garden, then any area where they have permission to throw their seed bomb will work.

Over the coming weeks keep an eye on the flowers that grow and record with photos or drawings what has grown. Encourage children to share their progress with the rest of the group.

Keeping Everyone Safe

  • Activity MUST be supervised by a leader or parent/carer at ALL times.
  • A leader or parent/carer MUST assess risk before taking part.
  • A leader or parent/carer MUST ensure that current Government guidelines are followed at all times (including social distancing, travel etc).
  • Shared equipment should be kept to a minimum and everyone should sanitise their hands before and after the activity.
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