Colorful and Fun STEAM Activities for Kids

by Tonya Staab

These colorful and fun STEAM activities for kids will have them making homemade chalk, playdough, slime, paint, and more for hours of fun.

STEAM activities for kids

This roundup of fun STEAM activities for kids will get them into the kitchen to learn about measurements and mixing. It will also teach them how to make their own toys from scratch, and provide countless hours of fun after the recipes have been made. These are great early learning experiments geared toward early elementary ages.

Homemade chalk melts

homemade chalk melts in fun shapes for making art on the driveway or sidewalk
Check out these homemade chalk melts for making art on the driveway.

Have you ever made homemade chalk? These chalk melts are so easy to make and so much fun for the kids to do art on the driveway or sidewalk. You can find our full instructions to make your own at Kids Activities.

Homemade bathtub paint

homemade bathtub paint for kids in bright colors
Bright and colorful homemade bathtub paint.

This bright and colorful homemade bathtub paint is going to make bathtime so much fun for the kids. It might get messy, but it’s a great learning activity too. You’ll find the instructions to make your own at Kids Activities.

Homemade playdough

easy homemade playdough recipe that is soft
This homemade playdough is so soft kids are going to have so much fun with it.

Making homemade playdough is a great way to get the kids into the kitchen. They are going to have hours of fun, not only making it but also playing with it afterward.

Washable fabric paint

homemade watercolor paint using fruit loops
Bright and colorful homemade washable fabric paint made with Fruit Loops.

Check out the bright colors with this homemade washable fabric paint. We used Fruit Loops to make this watercolor paint that’s perfect for painting on an old sheet and washes right out too. You can find my instructions at Kids Activities.

Homemade slime ideas

homemade galaxy slime
Homemade galaxy slime is so sparkly and fun to make.

My kids had an obsession with homemade slime for the longest time. We’ve got so many homemade slime ideas that they can make and fun containers to put them in too.

Homemade window paint

homemade window paint for kids
This homemade window paint peels off windows.

Homemade window paint is so easy to make and the best part is that it peels off the windows once it’s dry so kids can paint over and over again. You can find the instructions to make your own at Kids Activities.

More STEM activities for kids

Are you looking for even more fun science experiments and ideas for the kids? Take a look at these too:

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