Make a Seed Bomb!

This activity is provided by the Friends of the Buda Library! Thank you for all your support!

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Let’s make some Seed Bombs!

What you need:

  • Shredded paper in plastic bag
  • Water
  • Seeds
  • Bowl and paper towel
  • Place in ground or pot to plant

*Supply packets will be available at the library when it is safe to hand them out. Until then - if you have these materials at home, you can make seed bombs with us!

1 – Fill a bag or bowl with shredded pepper. Grab seeds that you have on hand! This can be a wildflower seeds or herb seeds.

2 – Pour water into the bag with the paper and fill it enough so that all the paper is saturated with water.  Carefully seal the bag and place it on the counter for 30 minutes.

3 – When you come back to the bag of paper, it should have absorbed a lot of the water.  Pour the wet paper into a bowl.  Drain off as much water as you can and then scoop up the paper a handful at a time and squeeze out excess water.

4 – Put the damp paper back in the bowl and spread it out flat.  Sprinkle your seeds to cover.  There should be enough paper to make 3-4 balls so take a portion at a time and roll into a tight ball with the seeds in the middle.

5 – Once you have your seed bombs formed, place them on the paper towel to dry for 2-3 hours.  They do not have to be completely dry but, they will fall apart if still wet.  The paper towel will draw out some of the water.

6- Now you are ready to plant your seed bombs.  Dig a hole 2 inches deep in the soil.  Place the ball in the hole and cover with dirt.

7- Water the spot thoroughly and continue to water every other day for a week or until you see sprouts coming out of the ground.  The paper around the seeds will hold some of the water which will help the seeds grow faster.seedbomb