Christmas can be an expensive time of year, but it is possible to make fun, creative homemade science gifts at a very low cost. Some of them can be used over and over again, other use materials you might otherwise throw away and all are perfect for any child who loves science!

If you want to keep things easy and buy a ready made kit, we’ve got some great science kit and STEM gift recommendations too.

Homemade Science Gifts

Gifts to make for other people

Learn about the properties of baking soda with these lovely homemade bath bombs from Red Ted Art. You could experiment with different scents or change the scent to fit the recipient.

This one is perhaps better for adults, but these lovely dried orange slices are fun to make and a lovely gift for a grandma or other relative.

Make your own crayons like The Imagination Tree. There are lots of lovely creative options with these depending on the mould you have. 

How about some LEGO soap to cheer up a bathroom, can you get some of the LEGO to float?

How to make lego soap

Make gummi LEGO jellies for little LEGO fans, these are great for learning about changes of state.

Make some lovely bird feeders for a nature lover.

homemade birdfeeders

Learn about melting with this delicious looking three layer peppermint bark from The Mad House.

Mini Science Kits

Package up a notebook, pen and magnifying glass to make a fun explorer kit.

Explorer Kit for kids

For younger children put together a Christmas play dough kit. Adding Christmas scents like cinnamon and mint to make it extra special.

How about a lava lamp kit to add a bit of fizzy fun to the celebrations? ( an adult should always look after and handle the alka seltzer )

Homemade lava lamp kit #sciencegifts #scienceforkids
Lave Lamp Kit

A Science At Home Kit is another lovely idea. Add experiment printables or even a copy of our Christmas Science eBook for inspiration.

Science at home kit

Create a make your own snow kit with some little characters and cornflour or instant snow.


You could make a Christmas house building kit containing biscuits, a tube of icing sugar and some sweets. This is a great STEM challenge too.


Or, a build your own snowman kit, containing everything you need to build an Olaf.

How about a mini science kit containing 6 fun experiments?

The best science kit

Can you think of any more Christmas science gift ideas for us?

Safety goggles, magnifying glass, magnet wands, pipettes and tweezers

Science books for kids

You might also like my science books. This IS Rocket Science is brilliant for kids who love space, Snackable Science is great for kids who love to spend time in the kitchen and GROSS Science is full of disgusting science for kids.

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Easy homemade science gifts for kids and adults. Make bath bombs, lego soap, crayons, edible bark and more! #sciencegifts #homemadeChristmas #Homemadegifts

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