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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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Lead your first grader on a nature walk ... with a scavenger hunt-style twist! He'll try to capture photos that correspond to paint chip colors.
First Grade
Paper & Glue Crafts
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
If you're short on time but want to find a creative way to decorate your Halloween table, try this spooky party favor mug with matching napkin rings.
First Grade
Construction & Sculpture
Mason jar lights add a bit of holiday sparkle to a bland patio or dinner table. Make some mason jar lights to add to your collection of Christmas decorations.
First Grade
Arts & 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
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
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
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
Feed your birds from kitchen leftovers and give your first grader some excellent scientific practice in identifying our feathered friends.
First Grade
Recycled Crafts
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
Spark your kids' interest in writing by helping them write a mini-book about their favorite subject: themselves!
First Grade
Paper & Glue 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
Your child will rule his kingdom in style with this regal Pharaoh's head cloth, called a 'nemes.'
First Grade
Paper & Glue 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
You don't need a garden to enjoy flowers. This first grade activity let's you make a lovely bouquet for Valentine's Day
First Grade
Paper & Glue Crafts

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