How To Make Easy Easter Excavations

Learn How To Make Easy Easter Excavations at Home


Are you looking for an exciting and easy Easter activity that your kids will love? Look no further than these small dig blocks, also known as easy Easter excavations!


Made from ice cube trays or egg cartons, these tiny excavations are simple to create and can be filled with beautiful tumbled gemstones and rocks. Once made, wrap them up in colorful candy foil wrappers and hide them for your children to find, just like an Easter egg hunt!


This activity is not only fun but also educational, as it introduces children to the wonders of geology in a playful and engaging way. So, if you're looking for a unique and entertaining Easter activity, try making these easy Easter excavations today!



Let's Make Easy Easter Excavations!


Let's get started on creating your very own easy Easter excavations! With just a few simple materials and some easy-to-follow directions, you and your kids can enjoy an exciting and educational activity this Easter season.


In this guide, we'll cover everything you need to know to create your own small oozing excavation blocks, including the materials you'll need and step-by-step instructions for making them. So, grab your supplies and let's get started on this fun-filled adventure of geology and treasure hunting!


Materials needed:


Ice cube trays, condiment cups, or other small containers that you will use as molds for you Easter excavations. Just make sure if you are going to put your Easter excavations in plastic eggs that your excavations will fit. 

Small items to put in your excavations. You can pick up some little Easter themed items at the local dollar store or on Amazon. I like to buy bags of tumbled gemstones and hide them in the Easter excavations.  



Mixing bowl

Colored foil candy wrappers that can be found on Amazon. You can also just use little squares of regular aluminum foil. The foil helps hold the Easter excavations together during the "egg hunt" as they can be a little brittle. 

Plastic eggs - remember to make sure your excavations will fit in your eggs.

Optional: Washable paint

Brushes and tools to use to excavate. Do not use sharp tools to avoid injury and pretty much any blunt tool will work to scrape away the excavation. 


That's it! Now let's learn how to make our easy Easter excavations!





The first thing you're going to do is add the cornstarch and water in the mixing bowl and mix together with your hands.

Add enough water so that the cornstarch will have almost a pancake batter consistency.

Optional: You can now add washable paint to your oobleck (the water and cornstarch mixture you have created), but avoid using food coloring unless you want colored hands for days!

Next, place you items to be excavated in the containers you will be using for molds. 

Pour oobleck over the items. Some items may want to float so push them down into the oobleck.

Set in the sun or in front of a fan and allow to dry. 

Once dry, gently remove the hardened excavations from the molds. 

Wrap in the foil candy wrappers and place inside the plastic eggs.

Hide the eggs and have fun watching your little ones find them!

Once all the Easter excavations have been discovered, distribute the tools and brushes and allow the children to excavate the items!



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More Fun with Your Easy Easter Excavations


As you and your kids dig into your small excavations, it's important to have a tray handy to collect any debris and keep your work area clean. But don't toss that tray aside once the digging is done! The collected debris can be used to make oobleck, a fun and unique substance that can provide hours of entertainment.

Oobleck is made by mixing cornstarch and water to create a non-Newtonian fluid that behaves like a solid when pressure is applied, but flows like a liquid when left alone. So, once your small dig blocks have been excavated, mix the debris with some water, and let your kids enjoy the wonders of oobleck.

It's a great way to extend the fun and learning of your easy Easter excavation activity!


Are you ready to experience more of the slimy, gooey goodness of oobleck? If you enjoyed excavating for treasures in our Easy Easter Excavations, then you're in for a treat with our Oozing Oobleck Excavation activity you can make and enjoy at home!

With just a few simple ingredients, you can create your own batch of oobleck and enjoy hours of sensory play. And once you're done excavating and exploring, be sure to check out our other oobleck activities for even more slimy, squishy fun!

So, get ready to dive into the wonderful world of oobleck with us and let your imagination run wild. Who knows what exciting discoveries and creations you'll make along the way!



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