Engineering 101: STEM Kit for Kids

Calling all builders! If your kid loves to tinker, build, and create – Engineering 101 is the Winkle Crate STEM kit for them. Engineering 101 is one of our newest boxes. The four engineering projects are as fun as they are educational.

Winkle Crates always come with all the supplies you’ll need, as well as video instructions for each project. Let’s take a look at the four STEM projects in the Engineering 101 kit:

Jumping Joey engineering project

Jumping Joey

Make a Jumping Joey! Thanks to physics and engineering, this little guy can jump rope! Learn all about pivot points, gravity, and more in this fun engineering project.

Bucket Tower STEM challenge

Bucket Tower

It’s the ultimate tower building challenge! See how many coins your bucket tower can hold. We’ll show you a few pointers to get you started on this STEM activity for kids, but it’s up to you to design and build a tower of your own using straws and tape. You can do this tower challenge again and again, making adjustments as you learn and experiment to make the strongest tower.

Gear Box STEM project for kids

Gear Box

Make a gear box! We’ll talk all about gears while we build: how gears work, where gears can be found, and more. Kids will love this DIY STEM project and making gears from pool noodles and popsicle sticks.

Build a miniature playground STEM project for kids


Put your engineering, physics, and math skills to the test and build a miniature playground model! This open-ended STEM project has endless opportunities for creativity. In the instructional video, we’ll show you how to make a few mini playground toys, but you can customize your playground however you like!

Head to The Winkle Store now to order your Engineering 101 Winkle Crate, and check out some of the other STEM kits like Art Studio, Body Works, and The Chemist! For STEM projects and ideas you can do at home, head to Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube.

Engineering STEM kit for kids

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