Oh yeah, baby. I'm feeling ballistic today. No snarky comments over at Apartment Therapy are going to stop me from rolling out more donuts. Stella and I are ripping this set of donut pans a new one.
Here we go. DONUT-SHAPED SEED BOMBS. The seed bomb is as ubiquitous as the chalkboard wall (guilty!), but Stella thought this one up and it was fun, and it's done! We handed them out at a get-together this past weekend and used a few ourselves.
We followed this recipe, more or less. We used the art clay out of fear of over-baking the soil in the sterilization process and ending up with duds. By using the air-dry clay you can skip the oven and just use the sun. Of course it would've been fun to bake them, and possibly more in the spirit of the donut pans, but this was a fun way to get our hands (very) dirty.
Five parts air-dry clay, one part native seeds, one part compost, water to loosen things.
If you don't have compost, maybe you can "borrow" a little from a neighbor or friend like we did.
Mix it all up, and loosen enough with a little bit of water to be able to work it a little better. Form into donuts in the pans, cleaning up the edges the best you can. We sprinkled the tops with more seeds just for fun.
We left ours in the sun to dry for a few days, then brought them inside, gently pried them out of the donut pans, and dried them upside down for a day on a cooling rack. They are designed to eventually come apart when wet, but it's nice to give them away dry.
I can't imagine how all the seeds in here won't strangle each other once they get going, but imagine finding a little ring of wildflowers. Like maybe in the park, or the Panhandle more specifically, where we left a few last week on the way to school. I hope they work!