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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Guide your first grader through a map drawing project inspired by her favorite fairy tale. Its masked as a fun art activity, but it also packs learning punch!
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You don't need a garden to enjoy flowers. This first grade activity let's you make a lovely bouquet for Valentine's Day
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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!
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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.
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It's easier than you think to make homemade play dough -- just a few pantry staples makes a natural version of the toy that kids have loved for generations.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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Could your child’s room use a little bit more firecracker sparkle? Add an explosion of glow-in-the-dark color with this spectacular mason jar craft.
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Tissue Valentine's hearts make great decorations and help your child work out those all-important fine motor skills.
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This Earth Day, create an adorable litter bug while learning about the importance of recycling.
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Combine science with reading and art to help your first grader create an attractive holiday gift for a beloved friend or relative.
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Keep school day sniffles at bay with a simple felt tissue cozy that fits neatly in a 3-ring binder.
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This homemade snare drum made with everyday household items gets its authentic rattle sound from paper clips and tin.
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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.
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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.
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Help your curious kid cut through the clutter and collect the facts with a simple and fun science foldable.
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The project presents a tactile way to paint using water beads! The result will be a beautiful, expressionistic work of art.
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Invite your child, and any other kids attending the Seder, to help you make this "hands on" matzah cover for Passover this year.
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This hands-on activity practices skip counting, a key first grade math skill. But it's silly fun!

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