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Earth Day Seed Paper

DIY Seed Paper for Earth Day is a simple DIY you can do with any child to celebrate Earth Day in an eco friendly way. Free gift tag download!

Equipment

  • A blender
  • Small screen strainer
  • A baking sheet or flat surface with a towel or mesh screen

Materials

  • 4 cups warm water about 4 cups
  • 20 sheets paper - green and blue I used tissue paper, but construction paper would work, too
  • 2 packets of Seeds : we used a wild flower blend from Lowes but you can use whatever seeds you would like

Instructions

  • Shred all of your paper and keep the colors separate. You can use scissors, your hands, or a paper shredder.
  • Add one color and 2 cups of water to the blender. Blend until you have an apple sauce like consistency.
  • Put your paper in a bowl and add your seeds and mixing them in to the pulp at this step.
  • Add some pulp to your strainer and strain off some of the water. You will want to keep some water so it sticks together.
  • Start by making a blue circle shape in your hand and adding portions of green pulp to the center. You can gently press the shape between your hands to squeeze off some of the water. Heart earth shapes are also cute, too!
  • Make your shapes about 1/4” thick. The thicker the paper the longer it takes to dry. The thinner the paper the harder it is to remove from the screen and the easier it is to tear.
  • Now lay your shape on the flat surface with the towel or screen.
  • Continue until you have used all of your pulp. My mixture made about 15 shapes about 2-3" in diameter.
  • Depending on how hot it is, your seed paper might take a couple days to dry. If it is 80 degrees+ it should only take 10 or so hours. Placing your seed paper outside if it is warm will help speed up the process.