Awesome STEM projects don’t have to be expensive! Your imagination and the ability to create is the best free thing out there. With a few simple supplies that you can pick up at your local dollar store, you can put those imaginations and creative juices to work. Put together a Dollar Store Engineering Kit for anytime. It makes an awesome screen free activity for rainy days, school vacations, or weekends. Simple science and STEM activities can’t be beat!
SIMPLE DOLLAR STORE ENGINEERING KIT FOR KIDS
The dollar store can be an amazing place for great STEM materials for tinker trays and engineering kits plus simple science experiments. Combine all of these loose materials in one place by grabbing a bin at the store too! This dollar store engineering kit is a great way to keep kids engaged this summer so we are including it in Week 3 of our 100 Days of Summer STEM for kids with Easy Engineering Projects.
GREAT SUPPLIES FOR YOUR DOLLAR STORE ENGINEERING KIT
Click on the link or photo below to download a supply checklist to take with your o the dollar store or pull up on your smartphone once you get there! You can often find some of these items for a dollar or so at the grocery store just in case!
AWESOME PROJECTS TO GO WITH YOUR DOLLAR STORE ENGINEERING KIT
Now what are you going to do with all your great new supplies? Engineer something. Check out our list of ideas. All links in blue can be clicked. Check out all the details! These are all great engineering projects that multiple age kids can work on together or individual kids can work at their own level. Some adult participation may be required depending on the kid!
SIMPLE ENGINEERING PROJECTS
Make sure to check out our SUMMER ENGINEERING PROJECTS too!
Straw structures can be built a few ways including straws and pipe cleaners, straws and tape, or straws and play dough}
This one shows an egg attached but you don’t ned to do that! All you need is string, straw, balloon, and tape}
Make car ramps out of cardboard boxes and test out angles, force, motion and race cars.
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