EARTH DAY SEED BOMBS
Earth Day might come once a year, but we can keep the spirit of Earth Day alive all year long. Planting seeds is a wonderful kick-off to spring and summer, and learning how to make seed bombs is a great way to get your planting started. Bonus, you can give these seed bombs as gifts!
Make these DIY seed bombs with simple materials you can pull straight from the recycling bin or use scraps of colored paper. I always save the bits and pieces of whole sheets. Here we strategically used Earth Day colors in blue, green, and white. You can use whatever is available making it even more eco-friendly!
SEED BOMB RECIPE
YOU WILL NEED:
- 3-4 Packages of Flower Seeds
- 3 Sheets of Construction Paper (we used blue, green, and white)
- Food Processor
- 3 Small Containers
- Baking Sheet and Parchment Paper (drying seed bombs)
HOW TO MAKE SEED BOMBS
STEP 1: Start by cutting your construction paper into one-inch squares. Place each color separately in a container.
1. Outside Morning Coffee
Sometimes it's hard to find time or space to get outside, but this simple daily act can be quick and simple. Drinking Coffee or eating your breakfast outside is a great solution when you're craving some fresh air. Your porch, backyard lounge chair or even on the grass to ground you for your upcoming day. There is something very refreshing and calm about starting your day this way.
2. A Walk Around The Block
A simple walk around your blog can have immense benefits! Grab your dog, kid or even just a pair of headphones and go for a stroll. This doesn't have to be intense or seen as exercise. It's getting outside, breathing fresh air, stretching your legs and enjoying your surroundings. With such a short distance and amount of time, this would be so easy to add to your daily routine. Bonus points for timing it with the sunrise or sunset!
3. Hammock Time
A really fun, inexpensive reading nook or nap haven is a hammock. Starting at $20 you can have a little escape place in your backyard to enjoy some time outside. No trees? No problem. There are so many creative options now, with a click of a mouse you can find something that will work for your space. Level Up - Instead of going straight to the TV after dinner, spend 20 minutes reading in the hammock instead.
4. Catch a Sunrise (or Sunset!)
A really inspiring friend I have, built her home around the fact that she wanted to see the sunset every single day. From the placement of windows to the design of the deck. She loves to stop and appreciate Mother Nature in this way every day. What a great lesson to stop and recognize the beauty we have. Plan your walk or coffee for this time to kill two birds with one stone.
5. Picnic Time
Do you eat three meals a day? What is one of those meals was spent outside? On your lunch break, find a nice spot outside and enjoy the view. Make your backyard meal-friendly and start making a habit of enjoying your space with having dinner outside occasionally, especially when grilling!
6. Zen in The Outdoors
What's your favorite way to unwind? If the answer is yoga or meditation, try taking your practice outside. Find a nice, quiet area in your yard and stretch out and relax. Grab your headphones to immediately transport yourself to instant zen mode.
7. Grow Yourself (and a plant!)
There is so much satisfaction that comes from watching something you planted grow up big! Try planting some plants in your yard to beautify your surroundings and also give yourself an excuse to spend some time outside everyday. Caring for your plant may just because your favorite part of the day.
8. Family Outside Time
An easy way to get some outdoor time added to your day is with your family! Schedule park play dates, outside games, or even just a set "outside time" to help keep your accountable. Not only with your family love it, but they will get all the benefits of Mother Earth as well!
EARTH DAY COOKIES
Are you ready to see how dang easy these cookies are......
I have to let you in on a secret first.....I cheated when I made these cookies.
Instead of making them from scratch I used a sugar cookie mix and food coloring. Yep, that is how crazy easy these cookies are.
I used the generic cookie mix from Costco that comes in a giant bag and blue and green food coloring.
All you have to do is mix up the cookies and add in a few drops of food coloring until you get the color you want. I made one batch of green dough and one batch of blue dough.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE EARTH DAY COOKIES
Sugar cookie mix
Blue Gel Food Coloring
Green Gel Food Coloring
Disposable Gloves - If you are worried about having your hands possibly turn blue or green from the food coloring you may want to grab disposable gloves. This is an easy way to make sure the gel food coloring doesn't get on you.
We hope you have a fun day celebrating Mother Earth! Let us know on social media how you plant to celebrate the day! 🌎