5 Crazy Awesome Science Crafts for Kids They’ll Love

After Mathematics, the second most difficult and hard to understand subject for kids is science. The concepts are usually tricky to explain to a kid so it can be challenging for teachers as well as parents.

But if we talk about crafts, *almost* every kid loves them. Crafts provide a way for kids to express their creativity and let out their imagination. So, what if we could mix these two topics and turn it into something more interesting?

We can use crafts to explain science topics and vocabulary which would make it relatable to the crafty kids. Also, teachers and parents will get a nice break from their typical teaching routine.

Sounds interesting?

In this article, we’re sharing 5 amazing science crafts for kids that are absolutely easy and fun. Most of these can be made with household items, so you don’t have to worry about the budget, too.

5 Crazy Fun and Easy Science Crafts for Kids They’ll Love

Let’s get started.

1. The Balancing Robot

Do you want to teach your students or kids about complex science topics like the center of gravity and balancing? Crafting this balancing robot would be the best way.

In this science activity, kids will place two pennies on different parts of the robot and try to balance it. They’ll keep failing until they place the two pennies at the right place and manage to balance the robot.

The Balancing Robot

Stuff You’ll Need:

  • A White Cardstock
  • Scissors (only to be used by adults or under adult supervision)
  • Two pennies
  • Scotch Tape
  • Robot printable (download it from the source page)

Activity Source: Buggy and Buddy

2. DIY Paper Spinner

Colorful and moving things always catch the attention of kids. What if you can make something which is both colorful and moving, as well as fun? Won’t that be interesting?

DIY paper spinner is a perfect science craft for kids to teach them about color theory. They are super fun and easy to make.

DIY Paper Spinner

Stuff You’ll Need:

  • Paper
  • Card
  • String
  • Pens
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick

Craft Source & More Instructions: Red Ted Art

3. Invisible Ink

Want to make your kids feel like detective or spy from those popular Hollywood movies? Help them create invisible ink that can only be seen by a secret group of people (or those who have the correct mixture.)

In this activity, we create invisible ink with some baking soda and water and use it to write a “secret message” on a paper. The secret message can be revealed by applying some acidic mixture (or lemon juice.)

Stuff You’ll Need:

  • Some paper
  • Baking soda
  • Water (duh!)
  • A Q-tip (to write the secret message)
  • Lemon juice

Source: PBS Parents

4. Homemade Bottle Rocket

Peak interest of your kids into outer space and galaxy with this simple DIY homemade bottle rocket. It’ll easily become his/her favorite craft and won’t be able to stop playing with it.

Homemade Rocket Bottle

Stuff You’ll Need:

  • Pop bottle
  • Electrical tape
  • Four pencils
  • Vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Paper towel
  • Cork

Activity Source: Spaceship and Laser Beams

5. Mentos & Diet Cola Explosion

Kill the boredom with a super simple and fun activity that everyone in your family will cherish. Put together, Mentos and Diet Cola are so much fun. The explosion will be worth recording so make sure to stand back (I repeat, stand back) and record the whole thing.

Mentos and Diet Cola Experiment

Stuff You’ll Need:

  • Diet Cola (not Zero)
  • Mentos (fruit or mint flavored)

Source: Keeping It Simple

Final Words

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