About the 4-H Home Environment Project
Learn all about home design and decoration and how to care for home furnishings!
Contact the Marion County 4-H office:
Home Environment Project Resources
You can learn more about home design by completing one of the project activity guides:
- Home Environment: Color, Texture, Line and Shape (Level 1)
- Home Environment: Design Decisions Resource Guide
Project manuals may also be available to purchase at the Marion County Extension office, and older editions of manuals (if available) are free. Contact us to ask about availability!
Keep track of what you learn using a home environment record sheet.
Find sample room layouts and design boards on the Indiana 4-H home environment project page (scroll down to “Publications”).
Showcasing What You’ve Learned
You can create a project exhibit to showcase what you’ve learned while working on your project. Project exhibits are submitted for judging at the annual Marion County Showcase.
- Home environment exhibit guidelines for 4-H members grades 3-12
- All exhibits must include a completed Home Environment Exhibit Card.
- Marion County 4-H poster exhibit guidelines and tips
- A reference list must be included with your poster or notebook.
Advancing to the State Fair
- Yes! Home environment projects exhibits from 4-H members grades 3-12 are eligible to advance to the State Fair.
Cloverbuds (Grades K-2)
Resources for Cloverbuds
Suggested exhibits include:
- A decorative item you have made for your house.
- A poster showing how to properly set a table, a chore chart and details about how you help take care of your home, or your dream room. A reference list must be included with your poster or notebook.
Cloverbud projects are for exhibition only (not judged), so there are no score cards, and exhibits are not eligible to advance to the State Fair.
More Home Environment Project Resources
- See Indiana 4-H’s home environment project page for more resources.