I am so excited to share this Milk Plastic Jewellery activity with you and tell you all about a brand new book I am totally in LOVE with! Milk Plastic Jewellery is one of the 50+ STEAM projects for kids in the new and awesome STEAM Kids Book that I just know you will fall in love with too!
STEAM Kids is filled with a years worth of exciting hands-on science, technology, engineering, art, and math invitations to learn and play and this Milk Plastic Jewellery is just one exciting example to try.
Whether you and your kids are already avid STEAM fans or whether you are just starting out on your STEAM adventure this is the book for you.
STEAM Kids is all about inspiring our next generation of inventors, innovators and leaders to:
Create like an artist | Deduce like a mathematician
– and –
play like a kid!
Why I Love STEAM Kids
There are so many things I LOVE about STEAM Kids that will give it a permanent place on my bookshelf both as a mum and as a teacher.
I love how accessible the STEAM projects are and that most of them are based around simple resources you will probably have easily to hand. For this Milk Plastic Jewellery activity we were up and running in minutes using what we already had in the kitchen cupboards. In no time at all STEAM Kids had explained how to break down the casein milk protein molecules to form polymer chains. It introduced the kids to the reasons behind it and the correct terminology too without being too techy nor too simple. A perfect balance!
I love how it’s clearly laid out with a good use of pictures and simple instructions and explanations, making it appealing to kids and grown ups. We were able to follow along really easily and it didn’t take us long to make our milk plastic and shape it for our jewellery.
Here’s some sample pages from the book. You can see how it even gives the projects a difficulty rating and an idea of the time needed. So useful!
I love how the ideas can be easily adapted to suit kids of different ages and abilities and how they even offer extension activity ideas to push and stretch more able kids and to revisit the same activity more than once. While we were painting our finished Milk Plastic Jewellery we were already thinking of new ideas to try. The activity really stretched my kids’ thinking and got them wanting to question and investigate further which is pure gold in my opinion!
I love that it empowers me as a parent to deliver quality educational and FUN activities in the home. I’d never have dreamed of making Milk Plastic Jewellery without it! STEAM Kids shows you how inspiring young minds doesn’t have to be a struggle and how you can easily keep your kids engaged and learning throughout the whole year.
Buy Your Own Copy Of STEAM Kids Today
Also available is a second book with ten awesome STEAM Halloween Projects only $4.99
Inside are 59 pages bursting with spooky and sweet Halloween projects. Things like pumpkin brush bots, spider web science, Halloween building challenges and more!
Stay tuned for STEAM Kids Christmas!! 25 activities, a printable and buildable advent calendar, STEAM Challenge Cards and more!! Watch this space!
Harness your kids passion for learning with a year of exciting STEAM projects brought right into your home!
Looking for yet more STEAM project inspiration? Check out these articles:
- How to Get Started Doing STEAM
- 52 STEAM Challenges Free Printable
- 40 Household Items for STEAM Projects at Home
- STEM vs. STEAM, Does the A Matter?
- How to Teach STEAM
- 40+ Projects that Combine STEM with Art
- Tips for Acquiring Inexpensive STEAM Materials
- Adapting STEM and STEAM Activities for Different Children
- 5 Surefire Ways to Raise a Kid Who Never Gives Up
- 3 Genius Tips for Raising out of the Box Thinkers
Meet the STEAM Kids Authors
A group of engineers, teachers, math nerds, art lovers and writers who all believe that STEAM is important for children to experience and learn. And that STEAM can be absolutely, totally FUN.
Anne Carey (Left Brain Craft Brain) || Ana Dziengel (Babble Dabble Do)
Amber Scardino (Wee Warhols) Chelsey Marashian (Buggy and Buddy)
Dayna Abraham (Lemon Lime Adventures) || Erica Clark (What Do We Do All Day?)
Jamie Hand (Handmade Kids Art) || Karyn Tripp (Teach Beside Me)
Leslie Manlapig (Pink Stripey Socks) || Malia Hallowell (Playdough to Plato)
Shelley Brewer (STEAM Powered Family)
I received a copy of both books for the purpose of this review and to become a STEAM Kids affiliate. All opinions are my own and 100% honest.