I have to admit, I didn't exactly know what May Day was before I googled it this morning. But, I was just itching to get the kids (and me) out of the house for a bit. Wednesdays just seem to be those days when the grind of the week comes to a irritable climax. So, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the ancient holiday is often celebrated by leaving anonymous baskets of sweets and/or flowers on neighbors' doorsteps. These wildflower seed bombs seemed an appropriate alternative for my two little boys who jump at the chance to go on adventures. I told them we were "Guerilla Gardening" by flower "bombing" our neighborhood...they couldn't be more excited about May Day!
YOU WILL NEED:
Crayola Air Dry Clay // Soil // Wildflower Seeds // Water // Egg crate
Gloves // Small Ice Cream Scoop
Combine all ingredients together in a large bowl. I did mine in two batches...with a ratio of 4 parts clay, 1 part soil, 1 part seed...then added water to achieve the desired consistency (I made mine a little too wet at first, so I just kept adding more soil). I'm pretty sure the science doesn't need to be exact :)
Now mash it all together!
Roll the dough into small balls (mine were about 1 1/2" in diameter).
And place your "bombs" in an egg crate and then in a dry place for a couple of days to harden.
Get in your car, or better yet, on your bike and start flinging your flower seed bombs in all the right places (my kids used their slingshots to increase the flight range of these babies)...on empty lots, on vacant stretches of roadside, or even in your own backyard!
Most importantly...HAVE FUN and spread that May Day cheer all over the darn place!!