Second Grade Arts & Crafts Activities

Check out these fantastic 2nd grade art projects and craft projects for your second grader! Fun art projects include creating aboriginal hand print art, and cool craft projects let kids create fun stuff like homemade candles and even do-it-yourself jewelry. Browse our selection below, or use the filters in the side bar to find that perfect 2nd grade art or craft project for you and your little one to enjoy together.

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Countries all around the world have been using the abacus for thousands of years to make math easier. Have your kid make his own abacus to practice arithmetic.
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Create a mini plant habitat with your kid to help teach him what it takes to make an ecosystem work.
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Create a giant octopus from cardboard that holds onto a sea of creatures from its giant tentacles!
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Your child will jump at the chance to get messy (under adult supervision, of course) with this project and create some unique home decor that really shines!
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Try making these hand-dipped candles with your child and help bring colonial history to life!
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Make a Korean paper fan! This activity is a great way to help your child explore different cultures while she builds her fine motor and arts and crafts skills.
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Learn about coins and their value by making an animal piggy bank. Here's how to make a lion, pig, or sheep bank!
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All you need to put together this guitar is an old shoebox. Soon your kid will be rocking out while saving room in the landfill.
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Celebrate Mother's Day with this easy, attractive pop-up flower card.
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Re-use old plastic food containers to create these uniquely beautiful stepping stones to embed in your backyard!
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Create your very own Sleep Book filled with a menagerie of made-up nonsense creatures and discover how different animals catch some zzz's.
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Light up your home with this lightning bug craft that will keep glowing even after summer's gone!
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Give your second-grader insight into the Huichol culture of Mexico with this arts and craft activity by creating an ojo de Dios (eye of God), or yarn weaving.
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Let your second grader pay homage to an ancient Olympic tradition with this modern day Olympic wreath!
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The concept of metamorphosis is fascinating to children of all ages. Help your child's creativity take flight as she makes her very own butterfly life cycle.
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Teach your child about the art of ancient Australia by creating your own handprint art just like Aboriginal artists did thousands of years ago.
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Take advantage of the spring and summer sun in this arts and crafts activity that has your second grader creating pretty flower prints.
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Even the birds need to get out of the rain during the winter months. Help your child help nature and fill a lazy afternoon with this easy, cute craft.
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This 'handy' Thanksgiving wreath gets your child to focus on things he's grateful for all year. Create a Thanksgiving wreath with your child this November.
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Inspire your child to learn about an amazing animal as she creates her very own polar bear habitat.

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