Reclaimed Treasures allows youth to take old items and repurpose or restore them. Youth learn skills in self-motivation, decision making, and problem-solving all while making something old into something new.
Level A (grades 3-4)
Level B (grade 5-6)
Level C (grades 7-9)
Level D (grades 10-12)
No manual; however, a Lake County record sheet must be completed (attached below)
**Only a Lake County Record Sheet is needed**
General Exhibit Requirements
Arts & Crafts Record Sheet Required (No Manual)
- A "before" picture is required with each Restored article to be exhibited with projects, including a one-paragraph story stating origin, process of restoration, time and materials involved, and purpose of article. Picture and story should be placed in a 3-ring binder.
- Item does not have to be an antique.
- Project must be finished within the current 4-H year.
- If exhibit is too large to display in 4-H Building, it will be taken home after judging. Please prepare pictures for exhibit.
- For safety reasons, all fluids e.g. fuel and oil must be removed.
- A Champion and Reserve Champion will be selected for each category in each level. A Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion will be selected for each category and may be selected for State Fair entry (Crafts).
- Members may enter one exhibit in each category:
- Restored– Restore an item, keeping the original purpose. Members may strive to return an item to its original state or add a modern or personal touch. Example: restoring old furniture or antique farm implement.
- Repurposed—Convert an item to a new purpose. Example: Trophies converted to coat-rack or suitcase converted to end table. Recyclable items such as tin/aluminum cans, glass/plastic jars or bottles, etc. are not allowed.
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!