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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Feed your birds from kitchen leftovers and give your first grader some excellent scientific practice in identifying our feathered friends.
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Encourage your child to learn about the Japanese culture as you make a traditional Japanese fan out of paper.
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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.
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"Crown" dad this Father's Day--and sneak in some letter-sound practice, too.
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Here's an wholesome arts and crafts activity for your kid: create awesome handmade apple note cards with just some paint and blank paper!
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This activity encourages children to sculpt in free form. The only rule is that they have to build upwards.
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Kids make a cute pipe cleaner bumble bee craft and learn a few interesting bee facts along the way in this spring-themed arts and crafts activity.
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Sure, you can go out and buy a box of Valentine cards--but for a special message try this simple craft activity to make someone's day.
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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.
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Celebrate all your wonderful tongue taste buds with a giant paper tongue project -- you'll even get to decorate it with actual pieces of candy!
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Help your first grader make these patriotic hanging streamer decorations this 4th of July!
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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."
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Invite your first grader to follow a African tradition by coming up with an explanatory African folktale and assembling a book to go along with it.
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The Olympic torch must burn brightly as a symbol of the enduring tradition of the Olympics. Here's how to make your own!
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Here's an arts and crafts activity that has your first-grader or second-grader using crayons and black paint to create a beautiful wax-resist nightscape.
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This countdown to Christmas craft is fun for kids who are excited for the holiday. Countdown to Christmas with this fun holiday activity.
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Your first grader will love showcasing his favorite pieces of art with his very own personalized magnets created from old bottle caps!
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There are a lot of ways to make decorative wreaths. This wreath uses cloth and egg carton flowers!
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Finger puppets encourage creative play, communication, and they give you a great way to share the Passover story with your kids.
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Celebrate Labor Day with this fun activity. Show your child how to make a "career book" and explore the many jobs that people have, while practicing writing.

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