Giftwrapping is a fun and interesting project that gives youth the chance to be creative in wrapping a gift for a friend. They have to log different occasions that they have wrapped gifts and then wrap one to exhibit at the fair.
Level 1 (grades 3-5)
Level 2 (grades 6-8)
Level 3 (grades 9-12)
No manual; however, a Lake County record sheet must be completed (attached below)
**Only a Lake County Record Sheet is needed**
General Exhibit Requirements
Record Sheet Required (No Manual)
- Wrap nine packages using a variety of papers and trims, ribbons and types of bows. Record all nine on your record sheet. Use new techniques and/or materials each year.
- Exhibit a wrapped package. For all divisions (except Level 3) the package wrapped for exhibit should contain a small bag of sand or dirt that will help weigh the package down and make it easier to display.
- Tape a card with the occasion, gender and age of recipient on package, in addition to the Lake County 4-H exhibit label.
Level 1 (grades 3-5), choose one:
- Wrap one square, rectangular or flat box (maximum 18” in any direction) using any pre-printed commercial wrapping paper. Use a bow either self-made or purchased.
- Wrap one cylinder shaped object (maximum 18” in any direction) in any material. Be creative.
Level 2 (grades 6-8), choose one:
- Wrap one square, rectangular or flat box (maximum 24” in any direction) using purchased or self-decorated paper. Wrap bottom and lid separately. The box must contain tissue and the judge must be able to open the box. Bows are to be self-made using one material.
- Wrap an irregular-shaped box or tin (max 24”) using pre-printed paper. Bows are to be self-made.
Level 3 (grades 9-12), choose one:
- Wrap one irregular-shaped object (e.g. heart, circle, diamond, octagon) using non-traditional materials. Bows are to be self-made.
- Decorate the actual gift. For example, a wedding cake made of white towels which are the actual present. Use your imagination.
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!