Create a Wildflower Seed Explosion

All Ages

Wildflower seeds come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and each one has the potential to turn into a beautiful blooming plant. A fun (and easy!) way to share that beauty is to make wildflower seed balls. If you have a magnifying glass, take a few minutes to really look at the seeds before turning them into balls, though—you may find that they're just as interesting as the flowers they'll become.

  • Clay
  • Compost
  • Wildflower seeds

What to Do:

1. Mix 5 parts clay with 3 parts compost and 1 part wildflower seeds. (The "parts" could be tablespoons or scoops or cups—it's up to you.)

2. Roll the mixture into small, truffle-sized balls. If it's too dry, add a little water.

3. Place the balls on a baking sheet and dry them in the sun for 24 hours.

4. Once they're dry, toss them into wherever you see an outdoor area that could use a little joy and beauty!

Most of the plants you find outside start as a seed, from tiny violets all the way up to towering redwood trees. Seeds are much more powerful than they look! Wildflower seeds have a special power: To bring joy to just about everyone who sees them. For more fun with seeds, download Hide and Seed: Where Do We Find Seeds?