Bensalem Sisters Help Local Kids Learn STEM Skills with Their Small Business


Two siblings from Bucks County have been working to help students in the area discover a love for the sciences and other subjects. Matteo Iadonisi wrote about the sisters for 6ABC.

Bensalem sisters Keira and Sophia Seidman fell in love with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math the first time they attended a Young Innovator’s Fair. Now, the 16-year-old Keira and 14-year-old Sophia are sharing their love with other kids through their own small business, STEAMcraft.

“I really believe in bringing especially young girls but even just young kids into the science and STEM world,” said Keira. “And I feel like I was able to start young, but a lot of kids don’t really have any activities to do.”

The teens started using a 3D printer they received as a gift from their parents as a hobby, printing and making crafts. Soon, they realized they could make their own business out of it.

STEAMcraft specializes in making 3D printing nameplates and various other small trinkets. Most of the sisters’ sales come from DIY craft kits that are designed for kids to make their own mini lightsabers or character pins. Each baggie is outfitted with the required materials and a science lesson.

“We do a lot of different craft activities and it kind of just brings everything that I love to do into one little business,” said Keira.

Read more about STEAMcraft at 6ABC.

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