DIY: Icy Dino Dig

DIY: Icey Dino DigIf you're anything like me, you are looking for anything to keep your kiddos busy on these long, hot summer days.

Try this icey dino dig to keep them busy and cool! It's easy to make and sure to make the kids squeal with glee every time they reveal a new dinosaur!

DIY: Icey Dino Dig

What You'll Need:

  • A mold – I used a silicone mold, but a tupperware could work fine.
  • Blue food dye
  • Plastic mini dinos
  • A freezer
  • Container
  • Spoon


DIY: Icey Dino Dig

I thought it would be fun to add the some food dye to the water. Turns out he loved it!

DIY: Icey Dino Dig

Pour a little bit of water in and freeze it. This will create a layer of ice before you add the first dinos. Otherwise, the dinos would be sticking out. We can't be having that!

DIY: Icey Dino Dig

After the first layer is frozen, add a couple of dinosaurs and pour a little more water in. Freeze that layer and repeat as many times as you would like! We ended up having several dino layers.

DIY: Icey Dino Dig

Once it's solid ice, you're ready to dig!

DIY: Icey Dino Dig

I put the block into a container to contain the ice/water. Add a spoon for a shovel and hand it over to the kiddos!

Now sit back, relax and enjoy the discoveries!

DIY: Icey Dino Dig

It will take a while. Yay for Mom!

DIY: Icey Dino Dig

Here's the aftermath. Our dinosaurs were new so it was a great activity AND a little gift.

DIY: Icey Dino Dig

Enjoy!