February 2018 Virtual Craft Party
Our Virtual Craft Party (VCP) for February 2018 will be about Seed Bombs. I don’t know about you but I have Spring Fever so bad. It is all muddy and soggy outside so do anything else here. But we can prepare areas to be blasted with color. The lot next to ours is not taken care of and grows weeds, ticks, and fleas. So my wildflowers will be used here so at least I have something pretty to look at.
Our Virtual Craft Party supplies will be:
Seeds – I’m going to use wildflower seeds. The only thing you need to do is make sure the will come up about the same time.
Potting Soil or homegrown Compost. Reserve some that is very dry for the last step.
Clay or Dirt you know will hold together when dry. I’m am “fortunate” (eye roll) to have clay soil. You can purchase this type of red clay from Amazon (affiliate member, I will get some cash if you make your order off this click, just so you know).
A container to mix stuff. Make sure it is big enough to get your hands in there to mix it up.
Water. Use a plastic cup cause it will get gross.
Waterproof gloves. *Optional. I use this kind from Amazon, sure makes cleanup easier when using stick clay. Otherwise, I kinda like the dirt under my nails.
Instructions for Bomb Making
Our Virtual Craft Party will bring beauty to an otherwise drab area. This is a great project for homeschoolers too. So very easy for little hands and the wonder on their face that they did that when they see the results, precious right?
You don’t have to use flower seeds. Be bold use veggie seeds. Use seeds you know will help our pollinators. Empty lots can help everyone, including the wildlife. However, you use them it will only lift a space up.
Give them as an Easter Presents. Adult and kids will know just the right place to set them off.
Before you start
This is the best place for the gloves.
It is so easy to do. Just mix in your Clay and Soil, mix it well. Add all your chosen seeds into the soil you just mixed up. This mix should be wet enough just so it will hold together when squeezed. Water should not come out at all when you do this. Pick up enough soil and seed mix to be about the size of a walnut, but no larger than a golfball. Pack it together firmly. Use up all the soil mixture.
After you are done place the clay balls in the container with dry soil and cover well. This will keep them from sticking together. Let them dry. I laid mine out in a “safe place” the Mr just came in and told me they were getting soggy from the rain. Perfect. Well, let’s just say mine will take a little longer to dry out.
When you’re ready, toss them out to those barren or weed-covered lots. The magic starts in about two weeks when the seeds sprout. Beautifulness will be coming shortly after. Enjoy!
The idea behind this.
Here is a video of what will be trying for.