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
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
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.
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
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
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.
- How to Train Your Dragon slime
- Hotel Transylvania slime
- Sherlock Gnomes Goon slime
- Glow-in-the-dark slime
- Galaxy slime
Homemade window paint
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:
- Science experiments and STEAM projects
- Gross science experiments for kids
- LEGO sink or float experiment
- How to make a mousetrap car that goes the distance
- Paper flower science experiment
- Big Hero 6 science experiments
- Butterfly hatching in spring
- Sunscreen science experiment