In this super fun, easy, and inexpensive tutorial, we are going to show you how to make the World’s Easiest Edible Excavation that the young Excavating Adventurers in your life will love.



Package of Chips A’hoy Chocolate Chip cookies

Popsicle sticks, bamboo skewers, and toothpicks – These will be our excavations tools.

Paper plates



  1. Place a cookie on the paper plate.
  2. Encourage the Excavating Adventurer to use the excavation tools to remove the chocolate chips and set them to the side.

That’s it! This really is the World’s Easiest Edible Excavation. You will probably be surprised by the care and attention participants will use as they carefully dig out the chocolate chips and chunks.


Excavating Adventures Pro Tip: Planning a birthday party? These chocolate chip edible excavations are so simple but are always a huge hit. Your birthday party guests will love digging into these delicious treats and discovering the chocolate chips inside. You may also want to consider including our Fossil Birthday Digs in your celebration. Each no-prep kit is designed to excite and entertain birthday guest and is filled with real fossils for your guest to discover and collect! We also have tons of do-it-yourself dig kits if you are wanting to explore other excavation activities you can make at home. Check them out and Happy Excavating!