Thursday, July 7, 2011
http://brandyscrafts.blogspot.com/2010/08/ice-excavating.html. I thought it was such a good idea, but wanted to make mine a little bigger and deeper. I filled some 9 in bread pans with random treasures I found around the house (okay mostly from the junk drawer). I filled the bottom of each pan with small toys and do dads, covered them with water and then froze them for a few hours. Then I pulled them out added another layer of toys and water and stuck them in the freezer over night. I did two layers so that the heavy objects wouldn't all float to the bottom. It worked great and the kids really had fun with it. I gave them tools and they worked on this for a good 45 minutes. It made me laugh how surprised they were by the treasures they found, as if they have never seen them before! I think that this would be fun to do on a bigger scale with some toys from the dollar store!