Plant-able Paper Making & Seed Balls

3-8, 9-12

Let’s help children understand how nature provides the tools they use every day—in this case, paper.

Elan Margulies, the gifted Director of Pushing the Envelope Farm, guides family members in making colorful hand-made paper from recycled paper and natural materials.

Bonus: See how easy it is to make plantable wildflower seed balls, a great technique for spreading the beauty of wildflowers. 

Educators, click HERE for a guide to using this experience in intergenerational programs.

Click HERE to print out a supplies list. 

Watch this video to see how to make your own colorful paper and wildflower seed balls.



Elan Margulies aims to inspire joy and reverence for the natural world by introducing participants to earth-based Jewish traditions and natural wonders right outside their door. He has a master’s degree in forest ecology, worked as the director of education for Hazon, and is currently the director at Pushing the Envelope Farm. In his free time, Elan enjoys finding wild edibles and working with wood and metal. Before the pandemic he walked over 3,000 miles from Portugal on his way to Jerusalem.