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Manual available at the Extension Office

A completed record sheet signed by your 4-H leader must be presented, along with your exhibit, at project check-in at the fair.

This project is divided into three levels:

Level 1                    Grades 3-5

Level 2                    Grade 6-8

Level 3                    Grades 9-12


  1. Exhibit an article or display made of discarded items. Projects are judged on creativity, originality, neatness and usefulness. Posters must be 22 x 28
  2. Members must attach a 5” x 8” card to their project, which briefly explains to the judge what has been done for the project.

Project Description: The Fountain County Recycling Project was developed to help 4-H’ers learn to redefine waste by finding alternative uses for items.  Recycling can be thought of as either Old Recycling or Modern Day Recycling.  Examples might include:

  • Quilts from old clothing
  • Rag rugs
  • Feed sack dish towels
  • Clothing out of curtains
  • Curtains out of old sheets
  • Milk crate shelving
  • Metal art
  • Barn siding picture frames
  • 2-liter bottle bird feeders
  • Candle holders from jars, etc.
  • Wind chimes from silverware, etc.

Level 1 – Maximum exhibit 3’ x 3’ x 3’

Level 2 - Maximum exhibit 4’ x 4’ x 4

Level 3 - Maximum exhibit 5’ x 5’ x 5


Click to Print Record Sheet