Do you have a budding engineer at home? Do they like to make stuff that actually “does stuff!”? One of the best things about doing these DIY projects is that children actually learn how things work. It’s not just about creating the DIY – but also making it do something. Children will love to learn engineering concepts through these fun activities.
Here are some fun DIY engineering projects just for kids that you and your family will enjoy. These projects and activities blend creative thinking, craft, DIY, innovation, and hands-on engineering! Use your best judgment and provide adult supervision and guidance when and where needed.
Build an Ice Cube Roman Arch
Use those legos and make a water wheel!
What’s the 1st thing you’ll put in this catapult?
Fun and easy play tent
Want to see which way the wind blows? Make this weather vane and compass with your kids and track it!
Make this cool tool to work with your smartphones!
Build your own air-powered mini car?
Create a maze and then see who can find their way out!
Easy and Fun to make a working winch!
Can you build with paper? Test the strength of paper with this project.
How many kinds of bridges can you build?
Grab those candies with this grabber!
Drinking straws are not just for milk or lemonade, but for engineering and science too. Make a fun roller coaster!
Now you can make and fly your helicopters!
Here’s a fun engineering project.
Create DIY Robot Hands from paper, straws, and string with this hands-on learning activity