STATE FAIR ENTRY: Newton County project, but 1 (one) entry will be exhibited as Any Other Craft.
Newton County Manual. Turn in completed Newton County Gift-Wrapping Record Sheet and attach completed technique card to your project.
- Packages wrapped for exhibits should not contain any articles. Tape must not show.
- Purchased bows will not be accepted.
- In all divisions, tape a card with your name, age, club, occasion, and age of receiver on the box.
- An overall champion for each division will be selected.
- A 4-Her should enroll in the appropriate grade division.
- Divisions may not be repeated. 4-Her must move forward each year.
- Consider giving a demonstration to one or more of your friends, 4-H Club, etc. showing techniques of Gift Wrapping.
DIV. 1 (Grade 3) – Practice making 10 bows using any type of ribbons.
- EXHIBIT: Make 3 hand-made bows using any type of ribbon. Attach them to a sturdy backing.
DIV. 2 (Grade 4) – Practice wrapping 4 square or rectangular packages during the year. Make your own simple bows using any type of ribbon.
- EXHIBIT: 1 wrapped box, square or rectangular, including bows you made by yourself. (NO store purchased bows).
DIV. 3 (Grade 5) – Practice wrapping 6 packages during the year. Learn how to wrap cylinder-shaped packages, use a variety of papers, trims, ribbons, material, etc. An example of a cylinder-shaped object is a cardboard oatmeal container. Do not wrap a cylinder-shaped object and embellish it to look like a truck or another object…just wrap the cylinder-shaped object alone.
- EXHIBIT: 1 wrapped cylinder-shaped package. Show creativity in material you choose.
DIV. 4 (Grade 6) – Practice wrapping 8 packages during the year. Learn to wrap a box and lid so they look like one box. Use imagination by adding animals, cards, bells, etc. to you packages. Practice proper folding and placement of liner in boxes.
- EXHIBIT: 1 wrapped package: 1 package with the top and bottom wrapped separately so the judge can open it. The box must contain a liner, like tissue paper. It will be judged on the inside appearance and outside wrapping. Be creative.
DIV. 5 (Grade 7) – Practice wrapping 10 packages during the year. Must use a variety of materials and trim other than bows and wrapping paper in this division. You might try a towel, small blanket, fabric, plastic, etc.
- EXHIBIT: 1 wrapped package using any material other than paper and bows. Judging emphasis will be on originality and creativity
DIV. 6 (Grade 8) – Practice wrapping 10 packages in a year. Practice designing your own paper. Use different techniques such as paint, stencil, crayon, etc. Gift wrap MUST be made of paper.
- EXHIBIT: 1 package any shape including bows you made and your own designed wrapping paper. No commercial paper may be used
DIV. 7 (Grade 9) – Practice wrapping 12 packages during the year. Use theme design. Example: a train, a car, a clock, etc.
- EXHIBIT: 1 package you created and designed or used in a theme.
DIV. 8 (Grade 10) – Practice wrapping 12 packages during the year. Wrap items that are not box like. Example: doll, garbage can, bowl, etc.
- EXHIBIT: 1 package - must be a container that is not box like.
DIV. 9 (Grade 11) – Practice making 10 gift bags during the year.
- EXHIBIT: 1 bag self-made, decorated. Helpful hint: filled with tissue paper, streamers, etc.
10 (Grade 12) – Practice making 10 gift bags during the year.
- EXHIBIT: One decorated or disguised display which is the gift. The actual gift item is decorated or disguised in some way. For example: a clothes basket made to look like a jack-o-lantern, a jar of preserves made to look like “Santa”, an umbrella made to look like a tree, etc. – or – The actual gift item can be folded or arranged in some way that is a package in itself. For example, bath towels folded to look like a wedding cake, a tablecloth folded into a bag with barbecue tools, kitchen items, etc. inside baby blankets into a bunting with baby items inside, etc. All items used in the display must be a part of the gift.