When a friend messaged me with “I’ve got an idea I want to make with the kids for my wedding” we couldn’t say no. She wanted to make some eco-favours for her wedding and had decided that seed bombs would be great to make and give filled with her grandmother’s favourite flower seeds. So the week before her wedding we sat down with the kids – her toddler and my two and created these ever so easy DIY Seed Bombs.

Create these easy DIY Seed Bombs with the kids. Ideal as wedding favours and the youngest members of the wedding party can be involved too.

Materials Needed for your Easy DIY Seed Bombs

Air Drying Clay Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk

Seeds of your choice – we used Bluebells Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk

Compost Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk

Water

If you want a quick effect from the seed bomb being thrown to the seeds flowering then check out our recommendations for quick growing seeds for kids.

How to make DIY Seed Bombs

  1. When you are making anything with kids make sure that you have collected EVERYTHING that you need together in one place.Create these easy DIY Seed Bombs with the kids. Ideal as wedding favours and the youngest members of the wedding party can be involved too.
  2. Start off by putting the seeds into a tray.Create these easy DIY Seed Bombs with the kids. Ideal as wedding favours and the youngest members of the wedding party can be involved too.
  3. Then add in the compost and mix together well.Create these easy DIY Seed Bombs with the kids. Ideal as wedding favours and the youngest members of the wedding party can be involved too.
  4. Wet your hands and break off a small marble sized piece of clay.Create these easy DIY Seed Bombs with the kids. Ideal as wedding favours and the youngest members of the wedding party can be involved too.
  5. Flatten the clay on your palm and add in a little soil/seed mix.Create these easy DIY Seed Bombs with the kids. Ideal as wedding favours and the youngest members of the wedding party can be involved too.
  6. Mix together and roll into a ball.Create these easy DIY Seed Bombs with the kids. Ideal as wedding favours and the youngest members of the wedding party can be involved too.
  7. Leave on a baking tray in the sun to dry.

What you need for the Favour Boxes

Create these easy DIY Seed Bombs with the kids. Ideal as wedding favours and the youngest members of the wedding party can be involved too.

Want to be prepared and get the equipment ahead of time for the favour boxes check out the list of what we used below.

Brown Pillow Boxes – Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk

Burlap Ribbon with lace – Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk

Purple Ribbon – Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk

Wooden Engraved Hearts with Personalised Message

Other options for DIY Seed Bombs

We liked using what we had available at home for our seed bombs but I discovered two alternative ways of creating them.

Using Potters Powder Red Ted Art has a method that produces large seed balls ideal for larger favours for your wedding.

Make some seed bomb eggs with this method from Me and My Shadow.

Twig and Toadstool has some beautiful rainbow seed bombs made with recycled paper.


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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

3 Comments

  1. Hi there, I am a childminder and I want to give kits to make these seed bombs to the kids I look after for Christmas but I am not clear on what the “recipe” is in terms of amounts. How much clay to compost to seed ratio? Or is it really just a case of chuck it in and it will probably turn out fine?

    1. Hi Jay,

      It really was a chuck it in and if it became too dry we added a little water – too wet we added a little more clay and compost. In terms of seeds we made quite small seed bombs and it was 3 packets… I would recommend using wildflowers instead of snowdrops especially with kids (or even poppy seeds) as these are more likely to grow than snowdrops from seed.

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