These tower building challenges will put your child’s engineering skills to the test! Try to build the strongest tower or the tallest tower or the most stable tower - the variations are endless. Here are four STEM tower building challenges you can try:

Animal Tower STEM challenge for kids

Animal Tower

Build a lookout tower for your animal! The trick? You can only use straws and tape! See how tall you can make your tower while still allowing your animal to balance on top. Watch the full video for some tips and tricks.

Bucket tower building challenge, STEM engineering project for kids.

Bucket Tower

It’s the ultimate test of strength! How many coins can your bucket tower hold? We’ll show you a few pointers to get started, but the rest is up to you. The best part? You can do this challenge again and again, making adjustments each time to make it stronger!

Make models of famous buildings, STEM tower building project with clay and toothpicks.

Famous Buildings

Make replicas of famous buildings from around the world using toothpicks and clay! We’ll start easy with the Egyptian Pyramids, and then take on some more challenging structures like the Empire State Building and Eiffel Tower.

Button Buliders, STEM tower building challenge for young kids.

Button Builders

This project is perfect for young engineers! Using clay and buttons, what kind of towers and structures can you make? Watch the video to see if our house, igloo, tower, and bridge can withstand a (simulated) earthquake!

These tower building challenges are perfect for elementary aged kids who love building and experimenting. There’s no wrong way to do the projects. Every tower will look different! Send a picture of your towers to the Winkle on Instagram or Facebook. Make sure you’re following my Pinterest and subscribed to my YouTube channel so you don’t miss out on any STEM projects!

Good luck, engineers!

Tower building challenges, engineering STEM challenge for kids!