One of the most forgotten things is art. It’s so easy to focus on science or math, and then at the end of the day, you’ve done nothing else! If you are looking for a really fun STEAM activity for your kids, you can’t go wrong with something creative like these STEAM art activities!
If you want to incorporate art into your STEM activities for kids, consider adding a few fun STEAM art lessons into your schedule! These activities are all easy, and kids of all ages can enjoy them.
Even toddlers can enjoy some of these! Here are 15 fun STEAM art activities for kids to do.
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Creative STEAM Art Projects to Try Today
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What is a STEAM Art Activity?
A STEAM art activity is a STEM project that has an element of design or art. In most cases, any STEM activity has a design element, as engineering and design are an important part of any STEM activity.
However, some people emphasize the A in STEAM, so that the results are prettier or more attractive to a wider audience. You might want to try these STEAM activities during summer STEM camps, or with kids who aren’t naturally interested in science.
The art STEAM projects are also fun to do at home as a supplement to STEM activities in the classroom.
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Incorporate these STEAM art lessons into your classroom STEM activities and bring a bit of color and art into the STEM classroom!
And if you’re doing the activities at home, art-focused STEM projects are pretty and help draw in kids that might not otherwise be interested in science.
STEAM Art Projects Using Paint
Try these STEAM art projects that use paint.
Make Exploding Paint Bombs to learn about chemical reactions.
Try Magnet Painting and make a technology-powered piece of art.
If you do the Painting Brush Bot STEM Activity you don’t even have to make art any more, the robot will do it for you!
One of our favorite STEAM activities is Pendulum Painting.
Use STEM skills to create and reveal a Mystery Paint STEAM Activity.
STEAM Art Activities about Color
These STEAM art activities are all about color.
Create Fluffy Rainbow Slime and learn about molecular bonds.
The Walking Water Rainbow Experiment teaches kids about capillary action.
Create a Rainbow Sugar Density Tower to learn about density.
In Marker Chromatography, learn about color science.
Try the Rainbow Rainy Day Art and learn about weather and rain patterns.
Learn about temperature and color mixing in the Hot and Cold Water Density Color Mixing experiment.
STEAM Art Projects Using Technology
Technology makes all of these STEAM art projects work.
Nothing says STEAM like a Light-Up Unicorn Horn.
Build a Unicorn Scribble Bot and get unicorns to write for you!
See what a carbon atom looks like up close when you make a 3D Carbon Atom Model.
STEAM Art Activities about Nature
These STEAM projects all have a nature twist.
Use chalk to make pretty Chalk Pastel Leaf Rubbings.
Learn about the parts of a flower in the 3D Parts of a Flower Model activity.
The Four Seasons Tree Cups activity teaches kids about seasons.
STEAM Art Projects with STEM Challenges
Try these STEAM challenges for challenges on STEM topics.
Build Clothespin Airplanes and see if you can get them to fly.
Build a DIY Kaleidoscope and discover shapes and colors.
Build a LEGO Rainbow and see if you can put your engineering cap on!
STEAM Art Projects about Earth and Space
Who says earth science has to be ugly? It can be pretty with these STEAM activities!
Kids will love making this Solar System Slime.
Make your own Raining Rainbow in a Jar to learn how clouds work.
Galaxy Oobleck is a colorful way to learn about non-Newtonian fluids.
Make your own Melted Pony Bead Solar System and learn about space in a pretty way!
STEAM Art Activities with Math
These art activities all have a math twist.
Try the Tangram Process Art challenge.
Flex your brain and try to build 3D Geometry Shapes.
Do the Fraction Math Art Project when learning about fractions.
Make these Geometric Math Art Circles using graph paper.