(Eligible for State Fair)
Exhibits will be entered into the following classes for judging:
Beginner: Grade 3-5; Intermediate: Grade 6-8; Advanced: Grade 9-12. Each year should be more advanced than the previous year. Recommend wrapping packages throughout the year to improve your skills for your exhibit.
Attach to project – 4-H-618-W “4-H Craft Information Card” for description of work completed on the project.
Purdue Extension Dubois County
1482 Executive Blvd.
Jasper, IN 47546
Lauren Fenneman, Assistant Youth Educator
Do NOT put a gift in the wrapped package.
The package should contain a baggie of sand or dirt that will help weigh the package down and make it easier to display. Each wrapped package should include an index card containing the following information: 1. theme 2. occasion for the gift 3. gender and age of the recipient
Gift Wrapping: Arts and Crafts
Note: The desired exhibit has no tape showing and all raw edges are folded over/under.
Exhibit a wrapped package. Make your own simple bows using any type of ribbon, yarn, cord or raffia. Do not use purchased bows. Be creative and imaginative. Some suggestions: flowers, bells, clowns, animals, leftover cards, etc.
Exhibit a wrapped package. Use a variety of papers, fabrics, scarves, or other materials for wrapping. Some additional suggestions: Use a variety of trims, ribbons, and types of self-made bows; cylinder-shaped package; wrapped using any material other than commercial paper.
Exhibit a wrapped package. Attach a card to the gift indicating occasion and age of receiver. Some suggestions: incorporate fancy ideas (make box or package into a clown, animal, flower, bell, snowman, etc.), design own materials, make own paper (roller painting, string painting, dip dyeing, potato printing, and stenciling), fabric, felt, newspaper cut-outs, burlap, etc.
Feel free to search online for more ideas to create your gift-wrapping exhibit.