Now our STEAM classroom projects can be done at home! The Creative Electronics Kit allows kids to have fun and be creative while building their hands-on making skills. The program will engage young learners to think of themselves as creators and inventors while providing time for assessment and self-reflection.
This kit is ideal for those new to STEAM projects or who are looking for new project ideas. None of our projects require a computer or internet connection to be successful, however, we do provide extension activities to introduce programming and physical computing.
In addition to the base projects, we are posting new projects all the time using the kit materials and things you collect from around the house.
Skill level: Beginner-Intermediate
Time: 2+ hours
Here’s everything we provide so you can accomplish these creative, hands-on activity at your kitchen table, workshop bench, or anywhere with a flat surface.
- 1 DC hobby motor with alligator clip leads 1.5V-3V
- 1 AA battery
- 1 AA battery holder
- 2 Light-emitting diodes (LEDs)
- 2 Coin cell batteries (CR2032 - 3V)
- 2 Copper tape or Conductive Nylon strips
- 2 Googly eyes
- 2 Pipe cleaners
- Colored Craft Paper
- 5 Metal Paper Clips
- 5 Metal Brads
- 5 Rubber bands
- Printed Instruction Cards
- Zine with project ideas and prompts
- Online Projects
- Recycled containers and other crafty things you can find around the house
Start off by learning to create a simple circuit. Then build another circuit to light-up pop-up card, notebook or another creative idea.
The Artbot is a fun introduction to motors and automatic machines. Create personalized art-creating bots by assembling a motor circuit and then adding markers.
|More Project Ideas||The printable House Time zine includes projects and we will post more project ideas here: https://kithub.cc/howto/|
The House Time kit comes with:
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts
Not for children under 3 yrs