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15+ Creative Science and Engineering Projects for Kids

Pair creativity and STEM for engaging projects and activities that students can enjoy any time of the year. If your kids love DIY and "maker"-style projects, Science Buddies has plenty of options! Bookmark this list of 15+ hands-on science and engineering projects as a starting point.

Photo collage of thirteen engineering-based projects

Fifteen Plus Science and Engineering Projects for Creative Kids: Hands-on STEM with Science Buddies. www.sciencebuddies.org

Creative STEM for K-12 Students

The 15+ projects and activities below blend creative thinking, craft, DIY, innovation, and hands-on science. These are just a few of the many creative science projects at Science Buddies!

  1. Build a Bathtub Toy Raft Powered by Surface Tension
  2. Build a Brushbot
  3. Build a Motion-Activated Guard Robot (BlueBot Project #1)
  4. Build a Paper Speaker
  5. Build a Speedy Light-Tracking Robot (BlueBot Project #2)
  6. Build a Zippy Line-following Robot (BlueBot Project #3)
  7. Build an Obstacle-Avoiding Robot (BlueBot Project #4)
  8. Electric Paint: Light Up Your Painting
  9. Explore Optical Illusions: Build an Infinity Mirror
  10. Flippy, the Dancing Robot
  11. Grasping with Straws: Make a Robot Hand Using Drinking Straws
  12. How to Make the Boldest, Brightest Tie-Dye!
  13. Interactive Art: Build Statues That Come Alive When They See You
  14. Kaleidoscope Science
  15. LED Dance Glove: Get the Party Started with Your Own Interactive Light Show
  16. Make a Homemade Compass
  17. Make a Paper Circuit
  18. Make Tie-Dye T-shirts with Permanent Markers
  19. Make Your Own Markers
  20. Squishy Circuits Project 3: Make a 3D Play Dough Sculpture
  21. Shaping Hard-boiled Eggs
  22. Create Light Up Artwork with a Raspberry Pi
  23. The Pixel Puzzle: Why Video Game Characters Look Better Today
  24. Tiling with Spidrons

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Creative Science and Engineering for Kids / a hand-picked selection of creative, DIY, and maker-inspired projects and activities for students in grades K-12

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