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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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Not only is homemade wrapping paper pretty, but by experimenting with decorative tools, kids are also doing science, art, and small-motor muscle building.
First Grade
Paper & Glue Crafts
Enjoy the fragrant scents of the holiday season with this pomander activity. A perfect arts and crafts project for preschool or kindergarten age children.
First Grade
Construction & Sculpture
Make the world's simplest tutu. Don't worry if you aren't good with a needle--putting this no-sew tutu together is as easy as tying your shoe!
First Grade
Fabric Projects
Keep school day sniffles at bay with a simple felt tissue cozy that fits neatly in a 3-ring binder.
First Grade
Fabric Projects
It's easy to be a master Italian chef with this target practice game played with a pizza board constructed out of felt and Velcro bean bag 'toppings.'
First Grade
Fabric Projects
Your first grader will love showcasing his favorite pieces of art with his very own personalized magnets created from old bottle caps!
First Grade
Recycled Crafts
Here's a first grade arts and crafts activity: make pop-up puppets using a plastic cup, wooden dowel, and fabric. Put on a show once you're done!
First Grade
Fabric Projects
Tissue Valentine's hearts make great decorations and help your child work out those all-important fine motor skills.
First Grade
Paper & Glue Crafts
Blanket forts are a kid classic! Let your child create a âfortress of solitudeâ on his own for reading, telling scary stories or for cozy cocooning.
First Grade
Construction & Sculpture
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
Shed some 'light' on the Chinese culture while brightening up your home. Teach your child the Chinese character for good luck with this lantern craft.
First Grade
Paper & Glue Crafts
Make corn kernel necklaces this fall and help build your child's hand-eye coordination along with her fine motor skills.
First Grade
Beads & Jewelry
In this easy and fun animal craft, make a cute pig nose using recycled egg cartons!
First Grade
Recycled Crafts
In this hands-on craft project, kids will make an analog clock of their own, and then use it to learn how to tell time.
First Grade
Paper & Glue Crafts
Forget store-bought dyes this Easter: color your Easter eggs with natural dyes made with ingredients from your own kitchen in this 1st grade activity.
First Grade
Construction & Sculpture

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