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4-H Arts & Crafts: Basketry Project

October 23, 2019

The Arts and Crafts 4-H project allows youth to learn life skills and grow in project knowledge while expressing creativity in a variety of media. Basketry is a fun way to express your creativity while learning how to weave a professional looking basket. 

Level A (grades 3-4)

Level B (grades 5-6)

Level C (grades 7-9)

Level D (grades 10-12)



No manual required; however, you need to fill out a Lake County record sheet (attached below)

**Only a Lake County Record Sheet is needed**

General Exhibit Requirements

Arts & Crafts Record Sheet Required (No Manual)

  1. Basket is to be woven from reed.
  2. Exhibit basket only. Do not fill basket or add decorative objects.
  3. Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion may be selected for State Fair entry (Crafts).

Level Requirements

Level A (grades 3-4): Simple basket with no handle, with or without a rim

Level B (grades 5-6): Square or rectangular bottom basket with handle and rim

Level C (grades 7-9): Advanced basket with greater degree of difficulty

Level D (grades 10-12): Basket should be made using advanced weaving techniques and will be judged by degree of difficulty as well as quality of work.


Interested in sponsoring a trophy or award for this project? Please contact the project superintendent or Extension Office at 219-755-3240 to learn more!

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