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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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This fun first grade activity will make your child love vegetables (well, racing them anyway). Build a racecar from a zucchini and challenge the whole family!
First Grade
Construction & Sculpture
Make a seashell wind chime for your back porch. Perfect for younger kids to build motor skills on.
First Grade
Construction & Sculpture
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
Have your child experiment with layering by creating a feathered friend to celebrate warmer weather.
First Grade
Recycled Crafts
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
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
Make a campfire crown, complete with roasted marshmallows!
First Grade
Paper & Glue Crafts
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.
First Grade
Recycled Crafts
Spark your kids' interest in writing by helping them write a mini-book about their favorite subject: themselves!
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
Keep school day sniffles at bay with a simple felt tissue cozy that fits neatly in a 3-ring binder.
First Grade
Fabric Projects
Feed your birds from kitchen leftovers and give your first grader some excellent scientific practice in identifying our feathered friends.
First Grade
Recycled Crafts
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
Whether you're teaching your kid about this important cultural art form or simply looking for a fun project, sandpainting is a fun activity you'll both enjoy.
First Grade
Painting & Drawing
Great for bath time, or anytime your child is feeling creative, these bright bathtub paints are a fun and low-mess way to spice up art time.
First Grade
Painting & Drawing

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