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How to make wildflower seed balls

Making seed bombs at Houghton Mill and Waterclose Meadows, Cambridgeshire
Create your own wildflower seed balls | © National Trust Images/Mike Selby

Let the kids get creative with nature and make wildflower seed balls to scatter in the garden. Packed with seeds and ready to plant, this crafty activity is an easy way to add a splash of colour to the garden and is perfect for little green fingers.

What you will need

  • Flour
  • Soil
  • Mixing bowl
  • Water
  • Native British wildflower seeds


Step 1
Mix 10 parts soil to one part flour.
Step 2
Slowly add water and mix slowly until the mixture becomes sticky like dough.
Step 3
Roll into a golf-ball size.
Step 4
Fill a tray with wildflower seeds.
Step 5
Roll your mud balls around until covered in seeds.
Step 6
Leave to dry for a day or two and then they're ready to throw in your garden.
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