When it comes to teaching STEM concepts, you don’t have to go out and buy a lot of materials. Using paper plates to create STEM activities is easier than you think. You can use them to do just about anything!
Whether you’re using them as a fun craft in your unit study or to teach your kids about the sun and earth, there’s a paper plate STEM activity that will work for you!
15 Paper Plate STEAM Activities for Kids
All of these STEM activities use paper plates as the base for the activity so that way you can focus on using materials you already have no hand to create an engaging activity for kids!
These steam activities also work great for any age group. Even toddlers will love crafting with paper plates!
These activities are also great for extended learning or work as a complete lesson plan. So, here are 15 paper plate STEM activities that you can start right away!
Your kids will love this out-of-this-world astronaut craft!
This sun craft is simple, easy, and great for kids of all ages.
Teach your children about the seasons using this season spinner.
Learn about the earth and have some messy fun with this simple earth day craft.
Make your very own dinosaurs with the help of cool and creative craft.
Learn about sharks and other ocean animals with the help of this paper plate craft.
Learn about living in cold climates and Eskimos with this fun and educational craft.
Your kids will love making this beautiful musical tambourine using paper plates.
Make your own poppies out of a paper plate with this adorable paper plate craft.
This fun STEM activity can be made with a few straws and a paper plate!
Make a beautiful paper plate lion using blow art with this fun craft.
Learn about the life cycle of a butterfly with this interactive and educational craft.
Make your own bird that moves with this creative bird craft.
This light-up circuit maze is the perfect hands-on STEM activity to make with your kids.
Make a beautiful rainbow using this simple paper plate rainbow craft tutorial.