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First Grade Arts & Crafts Activities

Looking for 1st grade art projects and craft projects? Education.com's collection of 1st grade art projects and crafts for first graders has you covered! We have everything from cool painted African masks and homemade bottle cap magnets to fantastic seasonal craft ideas like Día de los Muertos artwork. Browse our free selection below, and feel free to check out our arts and crafts projects and activities for other grades as well.

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Calaveras means 'skulls' in Spanish, and in Mexico, skulls are brightly decorated to celebrate Dia de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead.
First Grade
Paper & Glue Crafts
If your first grader loves to play with her food, turn the messy habit into a clever arts and craft project.
First Grade
Construction & Sculpture
Spark your child's interest in writing, with a mini-book about their favorite subject - themselves!
First Grade
Paper & Glue Crafts
In this first grade arts and crafts activity, you can make fun bracelets using just a handful of buttons and some elastic cord. And it's a counting game, too!
First Grade
Beads & Jewelry
Transform a single sheet of card stock into a double-sided painting of opposites: on one side, a bright daytime landscape, on the other, a dusky evening scene.
First Grade
Painting & Drawing
Here's an activity to encourage your young artist to read. Invite your child to visualize directions on colors, numbers, and shapes to create cool pictures!
First Grade
Painting & Drawing
Using just a deck of old playing cards and some general craft supplies, you can create a unique and fun Valentine's Day decoration that's made with love.
First Grade
Paper & Glue Crafts
Your child will rule his kingdom in style with this regal Pharaoh's head cloth, called a 'nemes.'
First Grade
Paper & Glue Crafts
Making candles from old candles is easy. Recycle old candle stubs to make a 'new' candle, and teach your child about recycling at the same time!
First Grade
Recycled Crafts
Finger puppets encourage creative play, communication, and they give you a great way to share the Passover story with your kids.
First Grade
Fabric Projects
Have your child experiment with layering by creating a feathered friend to celebrate warmer weather.
First Grade
Recycled Crafts
Combine science with reading and art to help your first grader create an attractive holiday gift for a beloved friend or relative.
First Grade
Paper & Glue Crafts
Encourage your child to learn about the Japanese culture as you make a traditional Japanese fan out of paper.
First Grade
Paper & Glue Crafts
Help your first grader emboss his own design reminiscent of Middle Ages metalwork. Using foil and a wooden stylus, he'll create pretty springtime flower images.
First Grade
Painting & Drawing
Put a twist on traditional oil painting with this fun science activity that you and your first grader can do together.
First Grade
Painting & Drawing

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