December Dollar Tree STEM Boxes

Today I am sharing my December Dollar Tree STEM Boxes. With Christmas just around the corner we have all kinds of treats around the house. I decided to challenge the kids to use these treats to complete some fun December STEM projects.

Challenge #1: Make a Christmas Tree

December Dollar Tree STEM Boxes: Make a candy cane mazeSuggested supplies:

  • Sugar cones
  • Frosting
  • Green food coloring
  • Assorted candy 
    We used: Red Hots, Reese’s Mini Cups, Reese’s Pieces, Mike and Ikes, Rolos, and M&M’s

Christmas STEM Make A Christmas Tree 1

December Dollar Tree STEM Boxes Make a Christmas Tree

December STEM Make A Christmas Tree Snack

This was a super easy edible craft. I think all three of the children had fun making it. Even Kenten who thinks he is too cool to do a lot of these projects now.

Challenge #2: Make marshmallow snowflakes.

December Dollar Tree STEM Boxes: Make marshmallow snowflakesSuggested Supplies:

  • Mini marshmallows
  • Toothpicks

December Dollar Tree STEM Boxes Make Marshmallow Snowflakes

Miss Julia had a lot of fun creating her marshmallow snowflake. I think she may have ate more marshmallows than she actually used to complete this challenge though (ha).

Challenge #3: Make a candy cane maze.

December Dollar Tree STEM Boxes: Make a candy cane maze

Suggested supplies:

  • Candy canes
  • Paper plates
  • Christmas erasers
  • Hot glue gun
  • Replacement glue sticks

December Dollar Tree STEM Boxes Make a Candy Cane Maze

This was Jack’s favorite challenge… Mainly because he got to use the hot glue gun by himself. He may or may not have burnt my fingers multiple times during the process.

Thank you for checking out our December Dollar Tree STEM Boxes.

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