50+ Awesome Engineering Projects for Kids

Wow! I’m a huge fan of the best engineering projects for kids and want to be sure you have some great STEAM ideas on hand. This list is sure to get those creative juices flowing! Use this set of 28 Days of STEM Activities and STEAM Activities for Kids posts to excite the kids all year long. Learn using STEM and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, & math) concepts while you explore forces of motion, chemistry, sound, and so much more! Plus, we keep updating it with all the fun projects we build and find!

You're gonna love these awesome engineering projects for kids that will get them building, creating, and having fun. You'll find building activities, STEM challenges, STEAM challenges, electrical engineering projects, holiday engineering projects, and more in this massive list of more than 50 ideas.

50+ Awesome Engineering Projects for Kids

Do your kids love engineering projects as much as my kid does? The great thing about this set of fun engineering projects is that there are so many great activities for preschoolers! Start them young with a STEM project or science experiment on their developmental level.

Building Activities for Kids

What kid doesn’t love to build? This list of activities for kids is sure to entertain your creative kids! Start with a super-fun one like these:

  • How to Build a Balloon Car || Left Brain Craft Brain – This project is a classic and we’ve made it easy for you with a helpful video!

How to Build a Balloon Car with toilet paper roll, cardboard, paper straws, and a balloon


 

How to build DIY stomp rockets with PVC pipe, 2L bottles, paper, and tape

Super fun building activities and ideas that the kids will love.

Super fun building activities and ideas that the kids will love.

Engineering Projects for Kids That Move

There’s nothing more exciting than action-packed projects with things that fly, roll, and twirl. Check out this list!

  • Paper Bird Flyer || Left Brain Craft Brain – Explore what helps both birds and airplanes take flight with this fun and budget-friendly project.

  • Chemical Reaction Car || Left Brain Craft Brain – Try out both mechanical and chemical engineering with this fun build!


 

Why Building for Kids?

Kids are natural, born architects! They love to explore the world around them and the cool forces of nature like gravity.

Super fun building activities and ideas that the kids will love.

 

Engineering Challenges, STEM Challenges, and STEAM Challenges

What are engineering challenges? They’re projects that give kids a specific goal, but not the process to get there, so there’s lots of creativity thrown in the midst.

Engineering challenges, STEM challenges, and STEAM challenges

Engineering challenges, STEM challenges, and STEAM challenges

Challenging Engineering for Kids

Spark their brains with these fun activities!

Engineering challenges, STEM challenges, and STEAM challenges

Need even more STEM challenges? Try these 15 STEM Challenges for Kids!

Electrical Engineering Projects for Kids

Kids are going to LOVE exploring old computers and creating their own bots with this awesome list of engineering projects for kids!

  • Paper Circuit Cards || Left Brain Craft Brain – Start off their electrical engineering journey with one of these paper circuit cards.
  • Build a Circuit Flower || STEAM Powered Family – This is perfect for Mother’s Day!
  • Minion Brush Bot || Left Brain Craft Brain – Have a little Minion fan at home? Make your own Minion bot in just a couple of minutes!
  • Code a City || Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls – Make your bot travel around a DIY city map!
  • Upcycled Toy Car Marker Bots || Left Brain Craft Brain – Save those old toy cards for your next marker bot.

Electrical engineering projects like circuits, coding, and more.

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Electrical engineering projects like circuits, coding, and more.

Electrical engineering projects like circuits, coding, and more.

Holiday Engineering for Kids

Plan to add these to your holiday celebration fun! There’s something for Christmas and Halloween and Valentine’s Day. And stay tuned, I’ll be making some more lists of holiday engineering projects!

Festive holiday engineering projects for Christmas, Valentine's Day, Halloween.

Christmas Engineering Projects

Valentine Engineering Projects

Halloween Engineering Projects

Even More! Fun Engineering Projects for Kids

For those days when a big project is just a little too much, pull out this 100 Invitations to Build list, grab a basket of unique building supplies like curlers or ice cubes, and let the kids drive the creation! Fill out the form below to have the list emailed to you!

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Looking for some more STEAM inspiration that you can use right now? Instant gratification style? Check out, STEAM Explorers!! The coolest new creative experience for kids is here! Think digital magazine meets online project portal in a safe, kid-friendly environment. (No more worrying about what might be hidden in that YouTube vid!) All engineer, teacher, and mom-approved. And most definitely KID APPROVED!⁣

What’s included?⁣

  • A monthly digital magazine with cool themes that's fun to read
  • Hands-on, exciting projects the kids will love.⁣
  • Science, tech, engineering, art, and math learning YOU’LL love.⁣
  • Delicious recipes the kids can make.⁣
  • Fun printables and games⁣

This month we’re exploring CODING screen-free and screen-enriched science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

Prepare your kids for the future with the STEAM Explorers coding ebook! Inside you’ll find fun, hands-on STEAM learning that introduces kids to the world of computers through easy-to-learn activities anyone can teach. The kids will love coding their own games, saying hello to Python, drawing with variables, creating art algorithms, and so much more!

All packed up in an easy-to-do package, ready for kids ages 6-12 to have fun.

 

28 Days of STEM Activities and STEAM Activities for Kids

These projects are part of an amazing, month-long series of hands-on STEM and STEAM projects for kids. Click on over to 28 Days of STEM Activities and STEAM Activities for Kids for 60+ FREE science, tech, engineering, art, and math projects from 30+ education writers. All ready to get your kids excited to learn.

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