Favorite DIY Science Fair and school project tutorials to help you through the year (and a giveaway!)

Labor Day is over, so here comes the school year and the school projects! I’ve updated the list of favorite, DIY tutorials for Science Fairs, book reports, and other school projects, and I’ve linked them up below. I’ve had several readers tell me that these are the best Science Fair projects you’ll find. From Solar Systems to an Animal Cell Model, these tutorials will help you get through the year ahead. Plus, there’s a craft kit giveaway – for you and for your school.

Bookmark this page, and keep this list handy!

DIY science fair projects

Atom Model

DIY atom model

Molecule Model

 DIY Molecule Models

 

3-D Plant Cell Model

DIY 3-D Plant Cell Model

3-D Animal Cell Model

DIY 3D animal cell model

Double-Helix DNA Model

DIY double-helix DNA Model

Solar System PosterDIY Solar System Poster

Solar System Mobile

DIY Solar System model

Solar System Model

DIY Solar System using Styrofoam balls

 Planet Earth

DIY Earth Day craft

Tyrannosaurus Rex & Stegosaurus

DIY dinosaur craft

Southwest Adobe House

DIY southwest adobe house model

Southwest Adobe House

Medieval Sand Castle

DIY no-mess Sand Castle  Puppet Theater

DIY a puppet theater

Recycled Robots

DIY Recycled Robot Christmas Ornaments

Recycled Robot Christmas Ornaments

Back-to-School Craft Kit Giveaway! 

Craft Kit Giveaway

To celebrate another school year, I’m giving away two back-to-school prize packages. Each prize package includes a Solar System Kit and a Project Brick Kit for you and for your classroom teacher! For your chance to win, please tell me below about a school project you made with STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam. Post your answer below by midnight on September 14, and I’ll announce the winner on September 15.

Thank you and good luck this school year!

Happy crafting!

Sharon

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12 Responses to Favorite DIY Science Fair and school project tutorials to help you through the year (and a giveaway!)

  1. One son and I did the Southwest adobe with a small animal that is on the endangered list. I do not recall which animal it was, but it was a mammal that my son created out of playdough. In comparison using the foam for the adobe was a breeze. It was the ever popular diarama in a shoebox. Happy memories!

    • Sharon says:

      I bet it was really cute, too! I loved making dioramas, and it sounds like your son did, too. Happy memories! Thanks for sharing, Angie. Happy crafting! Sharon

  2. annehaun says:

    I remember making the solar system project with both of my children. So many schools were damaged here in Texas by Hurricane Harvey. I am sure they could and would put one of these kits to good use. We were fortunate in out area – minimal flooding – most areas were not as fortunate. I pray Florida misses the hurricane that is threatening them.

    • Sharon says:

      I am relieved to hear that you and your family are o.k.! My heart goes out to you all! It sounds like they’re working hard to get the schools open again, though it will be a few weeks. Stay safe and take care! Hugs to you! Sharon

  3. LisaM6 says:

    My daughter made a Moon and Pluto out of styrofoam balls last school year. Her favorite subject is science. Can’t wait to see how 7th grade goes!

    • Sharon says:

      Excellent! Did she paint, or use papier mache, or?? I have a STEM girl, too, and I love that! I hope your daughter rocks 7th grade! Thanks for stopping in. Sharon

  4. Lynda Atwood says:

    We used the project bricks a couple of years ago to build a model of the Parthenon. My kiddo loved it!

  5. Katiria says:

    Love these! They are always a hit at the Science Fair. We’ve made the solar system kit just for fun and it’s been hanging in my sons room for years!

    • Sharon says:

      Yay! It’s still hanging up in his room? That’s great to hear! I’m glad these kits make it easier for busy moms to help out with the inevitable projects. (On another note, are you in the way of the hurricane? Fingers crossed you’re not!) Take care, Katiria, and thanks for stopping in. Sharon

  6. I remember doing the Solar System with my sons and then with my oldest grandson also. It is fun watching the next generation do the same projects as the last generation.
    I know our school would love to receive one of these prize packages. Thank you for the chance of winning this fun and educational prize package!

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