Its that time of the year where spooky things are everywhere. In traditional Excavating Adventures style, went wanted to contribute to the spookiness by providing an excavation tutorial that is sure to gross out the young excavating adventurer in your life. Now roll up your sleeves (literally) and get ready to learn the super quick and simple Orbeez Ghost Eye Excavation.
A pack of Orbeez. These are also known as Water Beads and SAP Spheres and can be easily found online.
An empty plastic pitcher or tall cylinder vessel that you can't see through. Make sure the opening in wide enough that your excavating adventurer can reach all the way to the bottom of the container.
Some items to "excavate" and discover that you will hide in the Orbeez Ghost Eye Excavation. Try some little plastic spiders, bugs, and insects. This will align our excavation items with the spooky theme and provide a great way to introduce an educational conversation or lesson about these awesome creatures.
Estimate the amount of Orbeez needed to fill your container and add water. It may take up to several hours for the Orbeez to absorb the water and grow to their full size.
Once the Orbeez are grown, pour off any excess water.
Hide your insects, bugs, and other spooky items in the bottom of the container.
Turn off the lights for added spookiness and instruct your brave participant to roll up their sleeve. Now let them reach into the container and experience the "ghost eyes" as they feel around for the hidden excavation items. You're sure to hear some excited and strange reactions from your participant!
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The Orbeez Ghost Eyes Excavation is not only a fun activity to include in your spooky celebrations, it is a great way to introduce bugs, insects, and spiders into an educational lesson.
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