In this super quick and easy edible excavation tutorial, we are going to make a Gummy Fish Find for your young Excavating Adventurer to dig in and enjoy. This tasty treat is inexpensive, super easy to make, and a lot of fun.  


Excavating Adventures Pro Tip: Don’t have any frog fish? No problem! You can easily use gummy bears or gummy worms and let your young Excavating Adventurers imagination take over. They will enjoy edible excavation no matter what you hide inside.



Gummy fish

Box of blue Jell-o

9 oz clear plastic cups

Plastic spoons, forks, and knives. These will be the excavation tools.



  1. Make the blue Jell-o per the directions on the box.
  2. Place five or six gummy fish in each cup.
  3. Fill each cup about ¾ of the way full of Jell-o and put in the refrigerator for the recommended amount of time.
  4. Once the Jell-o has fully set, distribute the “excavation tools” and encourage the Excavating Adventurers to dig in and recover the gummy fish.


Excavating Adventures Pro Tip: Planning a birthday party? These Gummy Fish Find edible excavations are always a huge hit. Your birthday party guests will love digging into these delicious treats and discovering the gummy fish hidden inside. You may also want to consider including our Birthday Digs in your celebration. Each no-prep kit is designed to excite and entertain birthday guest and is filled with real rocks, minerals, fossils, and seashells for your guest to discover and collect! We also have tons of excavations you can make at home if you are wanting to make your own dig kits. Check them out and Happy Excavating!