On the 11th of April our pop-up shop took part in the Norfolk Spring Fling and we had a fantastic time. We offered two fun activities on our stall and one of them was to demonstrate how to make seed balls/bombs using everyday ingredients.
The response from the children and parents was amazing and lots of children went home with the ingredients to make their own seed balls. I promised the parents that I would upload the instructions on our website so they could access them over the Easter holidays.
I also thought that it would be nice to share these activities with anyone visiting our website 😊.
3 parts compost
1 part flour
1/8 part of seeds
water (1-2 parts)
1) Mix the dry ingredients together
2) Add water a little at a time to create a sticky but not too wet concoction
3) Shape the mixture into balls the size of a marble. Be gentle when mixing so the seeds don't get damaged
4) Air dry for at least 24 hours
Voila'! When they are dry they can be scattered where you would like the flowers to grow in a natural/unstructured pattern!
Note: this recipe is a variation to the seed balls made with clay as I struggled to find powdered clay. However, it is important to mention that the flour balls might be more attractive to birds than the clay ones.