( State Fair Eligible)

Allows youth to learn life skills and grow in project knowledge while expressing creativity in a variety of mediums. This project combines 4-H Freestyle, Decorative Painting and Wearables, Macrameé and Other Crafts. There may be 12 exhibits chosen from any combination of fine arts, needlecraft, model craft, and any other craft. Exhibits selected for state fair MUST attach to project - 4-H-618A-W "4-H Craft Information Card" for description of work completed on the project.

State Fair Entries:

5 entries per county as determined by the county 4-H educator and fair officials.

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 Judging will be community style on Friday evening prior to fair week.

Contact Us

Lauren Fenneman, Youth Development Educator
Purdue Extension Dubois County
505 W 5th Street 
P.O. Box 588
Jasper, IN 47547

Exhibit Guidelines:

Youth may exhibit any art or craft that does not meet exhibit requirements in Fine Arts, Needle Craft, Model Craft or Construction and Architectural Replica. All Levels - 4-H member can exhibit up to 2 projects of their own design utilizing different techniques and project was completed in current year. 

Exhibitors should be considerate of space. Exhibits too large to safely move or requiring lots of space should be exhibited using photographs and a description of work in a notebook.

All arts and craft exhibits must include a 4-H Craft Information Card, 4-H 618A. This information card is to describe work completed so the judge can more accurately evaluate the exhibit. Craft information cards are for judging purposes only and will not be returned to the exhibitor. 

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.


Judges evaluating exhibits should recognize individual differences and creativity, therefore using information in this document as a guide rather than a requirement.


Exhibit ideas:

nail art, tie dying items, tube painting, paint by numbers, macrameé, design on t-shirt, sweatshirt, apron, book bag, clay making, wreath making, etc.


Candlemaking, Ceramics, Collections, Construction Toys, Counted Cross Stitch, Crocheting, Drawing, Embroidery, Farm Scene, Geocaching, Gift Wrapping, Leathercraft, Metalcraft, Modelcraft, Needlepoint, Painting, Recycling,  Latch hooking, Scrapbooking, Woodcraft

Basic Arts & Crafts Classes

Beginner (grades 3-5 suggested) - Create and exhibit one age/grade appropriate artwork.

Intermediate (grades 6-8 suggested) - Create and exhibit one age/grade appropriate artwork.

Advanced (grades 9-12 suggested) - Create and exhibit one age/grade appropriate artwork.


Don't Forget Your Craft Card

Don't Forget Your Craft Card

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Don't Forget Your Craft Card
Downloadable Craft Card