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

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



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