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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Thanksgiving placemats are a great craft for your kid, and a beautiful addition to the dinner table. Make Thanksgiving placemats with your kid for the holiday.
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Learn how to make a paper snowflake with these simple instructions. Help your child learn how to make a paper snowflake with only paper and scissors.
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Better than any store bought Father's Day card, this touching keepsake lets your child give Dad a peek into their relationship from her point of view.
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This easy craft project boosts counting and fine motor skills, and will help kids learn about Jewish culture.
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The perfect activity for a rainy day, or any time your little one moans, "Moooo-oom, there's nothing to do!"
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Make Mom a Queen For A Day crown for Mother's Day.
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Celebrate the blooming season with your kid by showing him how to make a magical spring mosaic out of all natural materials!
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Is your princess missing a crown? Look no further: grab a few sparkly pipe cleaners and twist for a crown that's half jewelry, half sculpture, and 100% shine.
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Help your first grader design and create his very own bird feeder out of an empty milk carton.
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Use reusable, recyclable materials--along with a dose of imagination--to build a castle with first grade geometrical forms.
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Make a campfire crown, complete with roasted marshmallows!
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Dads, this activity's for you. Brighten mom's day with a set of kid-designed "mom coupons" that are sure to keep mom happily pampered for weeks.
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What's cooler than an explosion? Not much! This simple science experiment lets kids build their own pop rocket. So put on your safety goggles and let her rip.
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Help your child get the hang of reading with this fun activity. Here's how to make a spinning phonics wheel out of two paper plates.
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Here's a writing activity that helps first graders explore an ant's perspective...and practice writing, too!
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Make a seashell wind chime for your back porch. Perfect for younger kids to build motor skills on.
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In this easy and fun animal craft, make a cute pig nose using recycled egg cartons!
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Fire up the grill, break out the raffia and get crafty with flowers--it's time to learn how to throw your own luau!
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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!
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Make vibrant faux stained glass art inspired by the art of Piet Mondrian, a Dutch painter who explored repeating shapes using the primary colors.

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