ARTS AND CRAFTS Superintendent - Chrissy Wise– 491-9298 email@example.com MANUAL – NONE – Arts & Crafts Record Sheet required GENERAL GUIDELINES 1. Record sheets must be completed and entered in Green Folder. 2. Ceramic molds need not be exhibited. 3. Paint-by-number kits are not acceptable in Painting & Drawing. 4. Pictures or wall hangings must be ready for hanging to be considered for Champion or Reserve Champion. Examples of ready for hanging include: saw tooth hanger, triangle, wire, etc. 5. A craft exhibit with more than one article and titled a “set” must meet the following requirements: a “set” will be two or more items obviously together, matching or coordinated in design. 6. A 3 x 5 inch card is optional for all craft projects except ceramics, which requires a card. 7. During check-in on the day of judging a special name sign will be provided to you for the item while it is on display at the fairgrounds. 8. Projects entered after judging has begun will be considered LATE but it will be judged. It will not be considered for Champion or Reserve Champion. Projects received after that project category judging is completed will receive only a green participation ribbon. 9. Projects are to be completed by grade level. Grade level is determined as of February 1. If you are repeating a grade you must enroll in the grade you are in as of February 1. 10. After signing up for your Arts & Craft projects you may not change your project choices past the official drop/add deadline (May 1). Example: if you sign up for Painting & Drawing, you stay in Painting & Drawing. Each 4-H’er may only take a maximum of TWO Arts & Crafts projects. 11. All projects are not to exceed a maximum size of 36” x 36” x 36”. Anything larger will not be eligible for Champion or Reserve Champion. GIFT WRAPPING General Rules 1. Packages for exhibit in Grades 3-8 must be empty. 2. NO READY-MADE BOWS MAY BE USED IN ANY GRADE, (all bows must be hand-made) but ribbon may be purchased to make a bow. Make sure bow is in proportion to package size. Bow should show increase of difficulty each year. 3. ALL exhibits MUST have a self-made gift card (preferably made of card stock or something sturdy) attached to the top of the wrapped package containing the following information: a. Occasion b. Age of person receiving the gift c. Is the gift for a man, woman, boy or girl 4. Ribbon may be used to compliment the package. 5. “Making your own wrapping paper” is defined as decorating a role of plain or colored wrapping paper in ways such as painting, drawing, stamping with a design, stenciling, etc. Then use the roll of decorated paper to wrap the box. 6. Glue or tape is acceptable to seal seams. Grade 3 Wrap one package either square or rectangle not to exceed 18 inches in any direction. Use purchased paper and one self-made bow. Bows should not have any articles or embellishments added. A self-made gift card must be attached (see general rule #3). Grade 4 Wrap one package either square or rectangle not to exceed 18 inches in any direction. Use purchased paper and one self-made bow, and an article MUST be attached to the bow to accent the package. Examples: rattle, cookie cutter, small toys, artificial flowers, etc. A self-made gift card must be attached (see general rule #3). Grade 5 Making your own paper, (see general rule #5) wrap one package either square or rectangle not to exceed 18 inches in any direction. Must have one self-made bow. Articles may be attached to the bow. A self-made gift card must be attached (see general rule #3). Grade 6 Wrap one package either square or rectangle not to exceed 24 inches in any direction. Wrap top and bottom separately, so that the box can be opened during judging, using either purchased wrapping paper or making your own wrapping paper (see general rule #5). Bow must be self-made and may have articles attached to it. A self-made gift card must be attached (see general rule #3). Grade 7 Wrap one cylinder shaped package not to exceed 24 inches in any direction. Make your own wrapping paper (see general rule #5). Show creativity in the use of package design and trim. A self-made bow is optional. A self-made gift card must be attached (see general rule #3). Grade 8 Make one self-made gift bag from a cereal box using your own wrapping paper (see general rule #5). Add handles, a self-made bow and tissue paper. The self-made gift card should be attached to the handles. Grades 9 and above Wrap one package/gift not to exceed 36 inches in any direction from the following options: a. Wrap an odd or irregular shaped box – Examples: octagon, round, oval, cylinder, etc. b. Wrap a series of two or three packages in a tiered effect wrapped as one complete package. Make each tier of the total package/gift accessible for individual judging. Do not tape, glue etc. together. Example: 3 stacked cylinders, 2 rectangular boxes, 1 box and 2 cylinders. c. Make a self-made creative gift bag. d. Wrap one gift which is not wrapped in a box. Example: umbrella, baseball bat, broom, coffee mug, etc. Wrap package/gift in non-traditional materials. Examples: make your own wrapping paper (see general rule #5), newspaper, comic strips, fabric, natural materials, scarf, towels, diaper, baby blanket, cellophane, metallic materials, etc. Package/gift must have a self-made creative bow and trim. Bow may have articles attached to it. A self-made gift card must be attached (see general rule #3).