Looking for cheap and easy Mothers Day craft ideas? A seed mosaic heart is a fun and relaxing activity for all ages!
If you’re working with a large group of kids, first create a heart shaped template. The kids then trace around the template onto cardboard from old cardboard boxes. They cut out the heart with scissors, and make a hole at the top with a hole punch.
An assortment of colourful seeds (beans, peas, rice, lentils etc.) can then be glued on with PVA glue to make a pattern.
This is a great use for seeds which are past their use-by date, or weevil infected. Once dry, a piece of string or ribbon can be tied through the hole so the heart can be hung.
This is a fun, inexpensive, nature craft activity for a whole class. It is also a great way to start a conversation about the diversity of seeds, and can lead to discussion about the need to preserve heirloom seeds. For more information check out the The Seed Savers Network.
More examples of seed mosaics can be found on page 14 of my book Nature Crafts with Common Plants.