Showing posts with label STEM. Show all posts
Showing posts with label STEM. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Grow Crystal Geode Eggs with Kids

Do you love geodes? My kids adore sparkly rocks and for this Easter craft, we tried our hand and made sparkly geode Easter eggs.  (Or maybe you could call them dragon eggs? Oooh, I love the sound of that.) Aren't they beautiful? Directions for making them are below!

How to Grow Crystal Eggs with Kids

(An easy and fun kids' science STEM project)

how to grow crystal geode eggs with borax with kids for Easter STEM STEAM science art classroom homeschool activity

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Thursday, January 12, 2023

FREE Winter Themed Count and Find Sheets

Just stopping in with another set of free count-and-find sheets! These are winter-themed, so they're perfect for preschool or kindergarten classroom or homeschool work this time of year!

FREE Count and Find Sheets for Preschoolers and Kindergarteners

free preschool kindergarten printable winter themed count and find sheets for elementary homeschool classroom teachers easy math coloring sheet

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

FREE Draw the Other Half Symmetry Sheets

 Did you enjoy doing "Draw the other Half" Sheets as a kid?  For some reason, I really loved drawing symmetric images when I was in elementary school. There was something very satisfying about carefully creating matching mirror images. So today, I'm sharing these FREE printables with you. :) Hopefully, your kids will enjoy observing the picture, counting the different parts, making measurements with their eyes, and drawing.  Have fun!

FREE Draw the Other Half Symmetry Sheets

FREE Draw the other Side Half Printable Sheets Elementary Education Handouts Math School Winter classroom

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Build a Climbing Santa Paper Craft

Christmas is right around the corner. It's been raining CONSTANTLY here and we've been keeping busy with games, movies, and a lot of crafts. Today, I'm sharing a really fun Christmas craft. This climbing paper Santa toy is the perfect DIY STEM building craft to keep hands and minds busy. Preschool, elementary, and even middle school-aged children will enjoy designing their own Santa and then watching him climb up the chimney. Best part about this activity - I'll bet you have all the materials available for an crafty afternoon of fun.

How to Build an Easy Climbing Paper Santa with Kids

how to make a DIY climbing Santa Paper STEM craft with preschool elementary middle-school aged kids for easy STEM-filled Christmas afternoon fun

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

How to Build a Paper Air Skimmer Sleigh (FREE Printable included)

Looking for a really neat winter STEAM activity to make with the kids? A few months ago, my eldest son came back with a really cool paper skimmer that he made at school. They followed this paper skimmer tutorial on YouTube. The directions were great for older kids, but my youngest wasn't able to make one easily. So I came up with an easy printable that we could print out, color, fold, and race. :) Both boys loved using it so much that I'm sharing it here! With it being so close to Christmas, we called them our paper skimmer sleighs. 

Print, Fold, and Build a DIY Paper Air Skimmer Sleigh

(Free printable included!)


how to build a DIY paper air skimmer sleigh car with free printable for kids school library STEM STEAM project

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Free Printable Christmas Agamograph

Christmas is right around the corner! And while we've yet to decorate the house in Christmas decor, I've already started dreaming of fun Christmas crafts to do with the kids. If you're looking for an easy printable that kids can color and fold for the holidays, this agamograph is it! This would make the perfect quick after-school activity, library activity, or classroom activity. Download the free sheets below and enjoy!

Free Printable Christmas Agamographs

Free Fun Easy Printable STEM STEAM Agamograph Coloring Sheet Kids Christmas Classroom Craft

Monday, September 26, 2022

Free Printable Fall Agamographs

Did you grab our printable Halloween Agamographs last week? They were such a hit that I made these fall agamographs for you to print out and make with the kids. The free printable is down below! Print, color , and accordian fold them for some easy kid-friendly STEAM-filled fun!

Free Printable Fall Agamographs

(A super easy and fun STEM activity for kids of all ages!)

Free printable Fall Agamographs for teachers parents librarians easy STEM and STEAM craft and activity

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Free Printable Halloween Agamographs

Ever heard of agamographs? It's optical illusion art that changes depending on how you look at it. I saw this idea first on STEAM powered family. With Halloween coming around, I thought I'd make a coloring sheet agamograph that kids of all ages could try. This would be a perfect after-school activity! No cutting or gluing involved. Just print out the free coloring sheet below, color it in, accordian fold it, and voila! A cool piece of op art!

Free Printable Halloween Agamographs

Free Printable Halloween Agamograph Cat, Dog, Pumpkin, Monster, Zombie Coloring Sheet- Easy Kids STEAM, STEM activity

Saturday, April 23, 2022

DIY Recycled CD Hovercraft Toy

Does your child enjoy tinkering and building? Why not try making this recycled hovercraft? All you need are a few items from around the house, and you've got yourself a fun, family STEM project. Directions below! (Watch a video of the hovercraft flying on my IG account.)

How to Make a DIY Recycled CD Hovercraft Toy With Kids

How to Make a recycled DIY Hovercraft STEM toy craft out of a CD with kids

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Hopping Bunny STEM Craft

Easter is right around the corner and that means.... bunny crafts! Color, cut, and make this cute and easy hopping bunny with your kids and you're sure to have some "hoppy" times. (Get it? Get it?) Simply blow through a straw to get your bunny in the air! Free printable included down below.

How to make a Cute Hopping Bunny Craft

how to make an easy kids hopping bunny print and color craft for Easter

Monday, January 17, 2022

How to Make Perler Bead Dice (Free Pattern)

Looking for a fun and different type of Perler Bead Craft? Got a kid who enjoys crafting AND playing board games? We've made a ton of Perler Bead crafts over the years and today I'm going to share directions for making a Perler Bead Die! This easy 3D Perler Bead project is perfect for kids who want to try their hand at making 3D objects with beads. 

How to Make Perler Bead Dice with Kids!

DIY Perler Bead Dice Craft

Monday, July 26, 2021

DIY Super Easy Flipbooks with Kids

Love the magic of flipbooks? Want to make some with your kids? Interested in trying out a quick STEM activity? Or are you looking for a fun craft to try out his summer?

Well, you're here at the right post. Instead of going the typical route and using a lightbox and pencil, here is one super-easy way to make DIY flipbooks with children of all ages. No drawing and tracing are necessary!

How to make super easy DIY flipbooks with Kids

How to make super easy and fun DIY flipbooks with kids

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Monday, January 4, 2021

Easy DIY Secret Message Decoders

Do your kids love ciphers, spies, and secret messages? My two boys LOVE pretending to be spies. We recently tried our hand at making some secret message decoders from recycled items around our house. Both boys loved this craft, so I'm sharing the directions here!

How to Make DIY Secret Spy Decoders

How to make an easy secret message decoder craft with kids from recycled materials

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Carving Ivory Soap Boats

Did you know you can carve boats from soap?  

Last week during an impromptu playdate, we tried our hand at carving Ivory Soap Boats. This was such an affordable, easy and fun activity that kept two 3rd graders engaged for about 1/2 an hour!

How to Carve Ivory Soap Boats with Kids

how to carve an ivory soap boat with kids- such a fun and affordable craft that will keep kids of all ages engaged!

Sunday, August 18, 2019

50+ Super Cute and Easy Origami and Kirigami Projects for Kids

Looking for origami projects that are unique, cute, and easy-to-fold? Or, do you feel the need to grab a pair of scissors and cut some beautiful kirigami designs?  If you're on the hunt for kid-friendly paper folding projects for spring, summer, fall, and winter, then I've got the ultimate post for you. Here's a growing list of over 50 super cute origami and kirigami ideas for kids!

50+ Easy and Kid-Friendly Origami and Kirigami Projects

50+ cute and Easy Origami and Kirigami Projects for Kids for all seasons!

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Friday, August 9, 2019

4 Kits to create your own DIY Summer STEM + Robotics Camp

Love the idea of sending kids to summer STEM and Robotics camps... but not the prices? I get you! We love doing easy science and STEM activities at home. This past summer, we considered sending my eldest to some robotics camps, but then realized that they just weren't in our budget. So, instead, we set up our own STEM and Robotics camps... at home by purchasing a couple of STEM/ Robotics kits and building them together. Here's a quick review of the 4 kits that we tried out!

A Review of 4 STEM and Robotics Kits 

How to create your own Summer STEM and Robotics Camp at home- here's a review of 4 kits

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Balancing + Rocking Origami Tutorial

Did you enjoy playing with those balancing bird toys (aff link) as a kid? Well, if you did, today's origami project will be highly satisfying. We're balancing a piece of paper on our hands... using the power of origami! Fold and then place your creation on your finger. It will balance, rock back and forth, and even turn... without falling!

How to Fold Balancing, Rocking, and Turning Origami!

easy instructions showing how to fold balancing origami for kids

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

How To Regrow Lettuce from a Stump

Have you ever tried growing food from scraps? Did you know that you can grow romaine lettuce... from a stump? It's true! I have a black thumb and yet the kids and I were still able to enjoy this super easy science "gardening" activity.

How to Regrow Lettuce from a Stump

how to regrow lettuce from scraps- fun kids food science project

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Grow Borax Crystals... on Nature!

Do people still celebrate Christmas in July? We don't, but today's crystal craft adds a bit of a frosty, winter element to our crafts.  (Come to think of it, this would also make a great craft for kids who love Anna, Elsa, or Olaf from the Frozen movie.) We're using Borax to grow crystals on natural items like seed pods, sticks, shells, and leaves. The process is super simple and the results are super sparkly.  You'll only need a couple of items and a bit of patience to do this easy and fun STEM activity.

How to Make Sparkly Cyrstal Leaves, Shells, and Twigs!

how to grow borax crystals on leaves, seeds, shells, and wood- what a great science idea for kids!

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Quick Borax Crystal Pipe Cleaner Sculptures

Ever try your hand at growing crystals... on pipe cleaners? Here's a super easy to grow your own crystals overnight. All you need are Borax, pipe cleaners, and some hot water to create your own sparkly sculptures!

Quick Crystal Sculptures

how to make borax crystals grow on pipe cleaners to create art sculptures

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