Making 'Rainbow Makers' or seed balls is a great activity to do with your class after reading our story about the decline of bee populations called 'Max and Bertie Bring Back Bees'.
Seed balls were first invented by the guerrilla gardening movement in seattle, USA. The idea was to throw them in to ugly urban lots to beutify the area and help wildlife to thrive. The ball contains enough soil for the plant to take root and begin to grow in an otherwise hostile environment for plants. The seeds will also spread in to the wind and beautify more of the city.
Apart from all that they are great fun to make and give kids an opportunity to get their hands dirty and learn about plants.
The ingredients are listed to the left and the instructional video above should tell you everything you need to know to make them.