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4-H Recycling: Reclaimed Treasures Project

October 23, 2019

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)

  1. 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. 
  2. Item does not have to be an antique.
  3. Project must be finished within the current 4-H year.
  4. If exhibit is too large to display in 4-H Building, it will be taken home after judging. Please prepare pictures for exhibit.
  5. For safety reasons, all fluids e.g. fuel and oil must be removed.
  6. 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).
  7. Members may enter one exhibit in each category:


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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