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Ice Creature Excavation

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My kids loved digging for dinosaur 'fossils' hidden in plaster of Paris. (Click here to see how) We decided to try a cheaper and easier version - excavating for creatures hidden in ice. It was very easy to prepare and kept the kids entertained for ages.



Ice creature excavation, digging dinosaurs in ice, kids craft ice digging game


Time: 30 minutes plus freezing time in advance.
Age: Under 5's, 5-10's
Level: Easy

Materials
Plastic creatures or treasure
Small tubs
Food colouring
Tray
Toy hammers/ spoons/ brushes etc for excavating with

Method
Add a plastic creature to each tub and cover with water.



Ice creature excavation, digging dinosaurs in ice, kids craft ice digging game


Add a few drops of food colouring and mix in if you want to make colourful ice.
Put in to the freezer for at least 4 hours.
Pop out and out the ice bricks onto a tray. Set out toy hammers, toy chisels, spoons etc.
Allow the kids to hammer, or chip away at the ice blocks to excavate their creature hidden in the ice. A brush is also quite fun to brush off ice chips when the creature starts to be revealed.



Ice creature excavation, digging dinosaurs in ice, kids craft ice digging game



Categories
#Under 5s
#5 to 10s
#Messy play
#Ice
#Dinosaur
#Outdoors
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