Today we are going to show you a super quick, easy, and inexpensive excavation that is fun, educational, and edible...
You heard us right, you can eat this excavation!
Edible excavations are a great addition to birthday parties, classroom lessons, and homeschool activities because they are a fun and interactive snack that can also be leveraged to teach concepts and curriculum. 
 All you need is gummy candies, Jell-o, and some imagination!
Jello- can be used to create endless type of edible excavations 
For the edible excavation, I like to consider the topic I am trying to address. I then search the internet and Amazon for a gummy candy that aligns with the theme. You will be amazed at the different types of gummy candies available. I have seen dinosaurs, sharks, dolphins, body parts, and of course worms just to name a few. 
Once you decide your theme and type of gummy, all you need to do now is decide which color of Jell-o you would like to use.
Here are some examples using the gummies mentioned above:
DINOSAURS - Red "lava" Jell-o
SHARKS or DOLPHINS - Blue "ocean" Jell-o
BODY PARTS - Red "blood" Jell-o 
WORMS - Green "garden" Jell-o
As you can see, the options are only limited by your imagination. 
 Gummy sharks are just one of the many types of gummy candies that can be used in edible excavations
To make your edible excavation, all you do is prepare the Jell-o per the directions on the box. Once you pour your Jell-o for it to set, simply put your gummy items inside and in a few hours you will have your edible excavations!
Pro tip: Use molds that align with your chosen theme. For example, seashell shaped molds would add a little extra awesomeness to an ocean themed edible excavation. 
Speaking of seashells, our Seashell Search Excavating Adventure is loaded with an amazing assortment of super cool and exotic shells from around the world. If you love combing the beach for seashells, then be sure to check out this awesome Excavating Adventure by clicking the following link:
Seashell Search Excavating Adventures
 Now head out to the store, grab some gummies and Jell-o, and make some awesome edible excavations for the children and students in your life. 
 Gummy dinosaurs are a great way to make edible excavations that are a fun spin off the popular dinosaur dig kits
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Happy Excavating!



  Digital Dig Carnelian

Since hot wax does not stick easily to carnelian, it was used widely during Roman times to make engraved gems for signet or seal rings for imprinting a seal with wax on correspondence or other important documents.