Creative Arts Projects


Clothing projects help 4-H members select clothing that is appropriate, healthful and economical. They gain knowledge of fabrics, their use and care, and learn sewing skills. Colour and design as well as appearance and grooming are also part of the project. Depending on age and experience of members, they may take a number of units in the sewing project, from a very simple kitchen or shop apron for beginners to a skirt and top to a graduation dress or suit for more experienced members.

This project is suitable for both boys and girls.



The crafts project gives members an opportunity to express themselves creatively. Basic principles of crafts are studied. Members are required to complete three articles in each unit using a different craft technique for each. The actual project is of their choice and is limited only by imagination.





Members learn to select and prepare foods, plan and prepare nutritious, attractive, and well-balanced meals, and learn how to set an attractive table. “Foods for You” or “Easy Meals” are good projects for young members. Older members can progress to more complicated topics such as such as canning and freezing or cooking outdoors.




Members enrolled in the leathercraft project will learn the use of basic leathercraft tools as well as types of leather. Following the learning of simple leather tooling skills, by making such things as coasters and bookmarks, the member may continue by learning to construct key cases and wallets. More experienced members construct articles of their own design. This can also be a good winter project for members in livestock projects.


Outdoor Living

The two primary objectives of the project are to teach 4-H members basic skills in living outdoors and to give them a better understanding and appreciation of the natural resources of British Columbia. Members learn such things as preparing a meal on a tin can stove, basic principles of First Aid, and use of edible wild plants and fruits. How to use a compass, make charts of animal tracks, and wilderness survival are also covered. agroforestry work plan.

Members will participate at least 2 one-day field study opportunities and will have prepared a visual presentation for achievement on their chosen unit.



Photography members learn how to select, care for, and use a camera and to select film. They learn to take attractive, interesting photographs that show good composition, sharp detail and good use of light. 4-H photography offers four units and an area of advanced skills. Members may also choose to learn how to develop their own black and white photos and prepare slide shows.




The 4-H woolcraft project is available to all 4-H members, even if you do not have sheep. The purpose of the project is to teach the skill of quality handwork, promote knowledge of yarn making and to produce a finished project. Members gain an appreciation for the handmade natural craft. Washing, carding, spinning and dyeing wool, as well as felting, weaving, and knitting are skills that members learn.



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