Arts & Crafts General Requirements

Rev. 1/26/2015


State Fair Entries:  a total of 12 projects from all arts & crafts projects.

NOTE:  see specific Arts & Crafts project requirements in this handbook.

Be creative! Choose from a wide variety of things to do. Express yourself as an individual and choose articles that will be useful and satisfying. Use your own ideas. Avoid using kits, when possible, especially those which do not permit creative work. Show your skill! Do your work neatly, and gradually do more advanced work. Any handicraft supply, when used correctly, can be made into useful and beautiful articles. Through practice you'll recognize good supplies, choose proper tools, and work from a plan.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS (All Arts & Crafts projects)

  1. 4H'ers are enrolled in Arts and Crafts projects by grade as follows:  Beginner  Grades 3-5; Intermediate  Grades 6-8; Advanced  Grades 9-12
  2. 4H members may move to the next higher division before reaching the required grade if their knowledge and skills are more advanced than the requirements for the lower division. However, if you move up, you may not move back to a lower grade bracket. (You cannot enroll in a lower grade bracket, regardless of your experience.)
  3. There is no limit to the number of craft projects in which you may enroll. However, you may have only one exhibit per project.
  4. An exhibit may consist of a single item, set, or pair of articles.
  5. All exhibits, record sheets (completed & signed by the Adult 4H Club or project leader of the club in which member is enrolled) and 4-H-618A-W “4-H Craft Information Card”must be checked-in at the 4H Building the week prior to the 4H Fair according to dates and times listed in official 4H Fair Schedule released in June.
  6. All projects will be judged at their respective times during the week prior to 4H Fair according to the official 4H Fair Schedule released in June. Projects not judged at this time will not be judged later.
  7. For protection of your project, a label with your name, grade, and division may be included. If a set or pair of articles is exhibited, label each article.
  8. All needle craft projects shall be handmade.
  9. All projects MUST be clean, complete and ready for use. (Any item meant to be hung must have an appropriate hanger.)
  10. Read individual project rules for additional information about each project.
  11. Read and be familiar with all 4H Handbook rules (General 4H Rules for 4H Exhibits, Exhibition Regulations for White County 4H, Completion Requirements for White County 4H, 4H NonLivestock Project Rules & Judging Schedule) besides specific Arts & Crafts project rules.  
  12. If there are no entries in a particular 4H Craft project for 2 years, it may be dropped the following year. 4H'ers may participate in that project by enrolling in the "Any Other Basic Craft" or "Any Other Needle Craft" projects.
  13. Attach to project - 4-H-618A-W “4-H Craft Information Card” for description of work completed on the project
  14. If multiple pieces make up the exhibit, a photograph of the complete exhibit should be attached to the exhibit so the total exhibit can properly be displayed. For safety purposes any craft exhibit that resembles a sword, knife, or look-a-like weapon will be judged but will not be displayed.
  15. If you have an unusual project and are not certain which craft it should be enrolled in, please contact the Extension Office or your club leader for help.



By Melinda G Han, Office Manager
The Educational Store