Inspire Your First Grade Artist!

Use these 10 art projects to take your child from the Middle Ages to the Post-Impressionism art movement to modern paper art and put it all in a cute customized art box.

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Art Supply Box

Allow your first grader to get his artwork outdoors this summer by letting him create a garden art box for his arts and crafts supplies.
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Embrace Flower Embossing

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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Create a Two-Sided Opposites Painting

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.
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Paint a Still Life in Primary Colors

Kids will love painting shapes of objects in a still life while using strong colors showing highlights and shadows.
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Publish Printed Flower Cards

Give Hallmark a run for its money with these handmade printed cards.
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Recreate van Gogh's Starry Night

Your child can learn more about Vincent van Gogh's influential style of painting by creating an homage to Starry Night, one his most beloved paintings.
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Create a Fish Art Print!

The fish most kids see is usually filleted, and it's hard to see how it came from a lake or sea. This cool gyotaku activity blends life science with art!
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Rainbow Order

Help you child learn the colors of the rainbow and paint them in order by making a beautiful rainbow pot.
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Paper Sailboat

Bring a swell of high sea adventure to your own living room with this quick and easy paper sailboat craft!
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Sponge Art

Add a flourish of flowers to your dining table with simple and creative sponge art!
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