It always seems like it will be a good idea and get crafty to make some cute ornaments for the tree, but then my son isn’t so into it like he thought he would be. So….. what do you do when you want to make ornaments for your Christmas tree but you don’t have any helpers? Introduce these cool Christmas science ornaments and STEM projects instead. Your kids will love to craft these ornaments with you.
COOLEST CHRISTMAS SCIENCE ORNAMENTS
THE KIDS WILL GO CRAZY TO TRY SOME OF THESE AWESOME STEM INSPIRED ORNAMENTS!
From crystals to slime to LEGO to circuitry, these amazing Christmas science ornaments and STEM-inspired ornaments are perfect for kids to make! These Christmas STEM activities are fun for families to try out together and provide a unique learning opportunity that you can share with your kids!
We also have an awesome set of FREE PRINTABLE CHRISTMAS STEM CHALLENGE CARDS COUNTDOWN to try out with the kiddos this year too. Spend your Christmas holiday engrossed in STEM! What is STEM? Why STEM is science, technology, engineering, and math all rolled into one.
STEM challenges, projects, and activities provide amazing and valuable real-life lessons for kids from encouraging observational skills, problem-solving skills, and engineering skills to patience and perseverance
Holiday-themed STEM can be super fun and highly educational. Get hands-on and explore science, technology, engineering, and math with these homemade Christmas ornaments. These STEM ornaments will get the wheels turning and your kids creating.
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CHRISTMAS SCIENCE ORNAMENTS TO MAKE
Click on all the links in red to check out all 10 ornaments. I definitely recommend taking a peek at them all!
We love homemade slime! Our slime filled ornament makes a perfect gift for kids to give to friends. Add fun trinkets to your slime for a cool science experiment. Or just hang them up on the tree! Try adding glitter too.
Coding without a computer! Have you ever wanted to learn more about the Binary Alphabet? There’s some great information here as well as a fun way to make a Christmas coding ornament.
Explore magnetism with all sorts of fun materials and create a magnetic science ornament too. Are jingle bells magnetic?
Grow your own crystals for Christmas and learn about suspension science. Our crystal candy cane ornament is beautiful and remarkably sturdy. Growing crystals is easier than you think too. You can also make snowflakes or hearts or whatever shape you want!
This is a great STEM ornament for the older kid but just as fun for a parent and kid to make together too. Make a Soft Circuit Christmas Tree Ornament and learn about electricity too.
“Tie-Dyed” Christmas Ornaments are so much for kids to make and also introduce the concept of soluble science. An awesome art activity as well, this Christmas science ornament is definitely considered STEAM or STEM + Art!
A Salt Crystal Tree Ornament is another fun way to explore the crystallization process and make a sweet Christmas ornament in the process.
Don’t forget to grab your FREE set of Christmas STEM challenge cards…
Pick a favorite book and see if you can come up with a STEAM Inspired Book Ornament like this one! Do you have a favorite book that would make a good Christmas STEAM ornament? It doesn’t have to be a Christmas book either. This one isn’t, but it’s so cute!
Build an ornament with LEGO. This Geometrical LEGO Ornament plus a few others featured is pretty cool. It’s the first one on my son’s list to make this year!
Check out this cool chromatography ornament to explore chemistry!
I definitely don’t have the craftiest kid in the world which is why I like to hunt down alternative ways to make some homemade ornaments together. There is a perfect ornament-making activity for everyone out there!
So many of these Christmas science ornaments still offer plenty of room for creativity and craftiness. In fact, they are definitely more like STEAM ornaments which are STEM plus the addition of art.
WHICH CHRISTMAS SCIENCE ORNAMENT WILL YOU MAKE FIRST?
Looking for more Christmas science experiments and activities? Try one of these. Click on the photo!