I remember making seed paper for the first time! I was in kindergarten and helping my grandmother with her gardening chores and seed paper making. She gave me her magic seed paper recipe, and I’ve used nothing else ever since! Here’s my (well my grandmas..) recipe for seed paper.
Here’s what you’ll need:
-white copy paper
Step One: Make a screen by gluing four craft sticks together in the shape of a square. Use craft glue. Once dry. Glue a sheet of cheesecloth on the back of your craft stick “screen.” Make sure the cheesecloth is pulled tight over the craft sticks. Use the electrical tape for an added layer of adhesive here if you think it is necessary.
Step Two: Next, you’ll want to tear your white copy paper into small scraps, about an inch tall and wide. Place the scraps in your blender. Now, pour warm water over your paper scraps and blend until it creates a paste.
Step Three: Fill your baking pan a third of the way full with warm water. Pour your paper paste onto your baking pan and stir gently but thoroughly, so everything is mixed up well.
Step Four: Next, pour your herb or flower seeds directly over the top of your baking pan onto your paste/water mixture. If you are doing herbs and flowers, make sure to separate the seeds. You can even add dried flower petals if you desire!
Step Five: After the seeds have been added to the baking pan, apply a small layer of the seed/paper mixture onto the cheesecloth of your craft stick frame. Think of it like spreading butter on toast, but taking care to keep your craft stick screen intact.
Step Six: Place the screen on a kitchen towel, flip, and apply another kitchen towel over the top of the screen so it is sandwiched.
Step Seven: Use a dry household sponge to absorb any extra water that accumulated in the screen. Once the extra water has been removed, gently lift the towels.
Step Eight: Now that the water has been squeezed out and you have gently removed the seed paper from the screen, place them out on a cookie rack to dry.