Makerspace or STEM projects for kids don’t have to be complicated or expensive. In fact, some of the best projects use recycled or repurposed items like cardboard or soda bottles which means nothing to buy.
Below, we’ve compiled some of our favorite projects that are great for makerspaces.
Learn how to make a boat out of a soda bottle, create a car from cardboard and many more.
Pizza Box Simple Circuit
Build a simple circuit using a pizza box (no soldering required)
Create circuit tiles which are interchangeable blocks used to form different circuits.
How To Make a Frog Robot
Using a simple hobby motor and cardboard, you can make a frog robot that is very entertaining.
Foam Boat w/ DC Motor
Learn how to make this simple foam boat with dc motor and homemade propeller.
Simple Electric Mini-Car
These battery powered cars are super fun and can be made with a few basic parts.
Paper circuits are a really great way to learn the basics of circuits and electricity. Make light-up greeting card and more.
How To Make a Bristlebot
These bristlebots are a smaller version of the brushbot and use toothbrush heads and vibrating motors.
Soda Bottle Airplane
Make a flying airplane using cardboard, a coke bottle and a DC hobby motor. Really cool !
Build a Junkbot
Create a vibrating and moving junkbot using everyday “junk” or items in your recycle bin.
Vibrobot From Spare Parts
Vibrobots are tiny robots powered by a vibrating motor. Design your own using scrap materials and spare parts.
Create this wobblebot and you will always have a best friend.
9V Electric Battery Car
Make this super fast mini electric car using a 9v battery as the chassis. Experiment with designs to make it go faster.
Make a Simple Motor
Learn the basics of how a DC motor works by creating your own simple motor.
LED Popsicle Flashlight
Make your own simple LED flashlight using popsicle sticks and copper tape. Learn how circuits and switches work.
Electric Bottle Car
Create this electric bottle car by reusing bottles and other recyclable materials.
Rubber Band Helicopter
This rubber band helicopter is simple and easy to create. Once you build one, you can experiment with other designs.
Make a Marble Run
Marble runs are like an amusement park for marbles. Here are 10 marble runs you can create at your makerspace.
Simple Hydraulic Machine
Create this simple hydraulic machine using a plastic syringe for the lift mechanism. Learn about a hydraulic system.
Using conductive and insulating dough, you can create squishy circuits that light-up, move and make noise.
This cardboard chair project is a great way to recycle and re-purpose cardboard into functional furniture.
Make a Scribble Bot
These scribble bots are also known as scribble machines and are great for STEAM /Art activities.
Build a Brushbot
Brushbots are a simple, fun type of robot that you can build out of arts and crafts materials.
Simple STEM Boats
Here are 3 simple STEM boats that don’t need a DC motor. Learn how to make a putt-putt, paddle and balloon-powered boat.
Cardboard Hydraulic Arm
Make your own cardboard hydraulic arm that focuses on the principles of hydraulic movements.
Show Us Your Project !
If you made one of these projects or are working on something else, tweet us at @Makerspaces_com