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4-H Crafts Project
Record Book
Cloverbud - Ages 6 & 7 years
Name:
Address:
4-H Club:
4-H Leader:
Age (as of January first):
Years in Crafts Project:
To enrich education through diversity the University of Idaho is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer and educational institution.
The 4-H Emblem is:
A green four-leaf clover with the
letter “H” on each leaf is the
emblem. Each “H” stands for a
part of the pledge Head,
Heart,
Hands,
Health
The 4-H Colors are:
Green and White.
Green symbolizes nature’s most common color.
White symbolizes purity.
The 4-H Motto is:
“To Make The Best Better”
This motto challenges everyone involved in 4-H to
do the very best job they can.
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Flag Pledges
The American Flag Pledge:
“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of
America, and to the republic for which is stands, one nation
under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
(When repeating the pledge, your right hand should be placed over your heart
which is on the left side.)
The National 4-H Pledge:
I Pledge:
My Head to clearer thinking
My Heart to Greater loyalty
My Hands to larger service, and
My Health to better living for my club,
my community, my country, and my world.
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Twin Falls County 4-H Cloverbuds
Discover new strengths and talents.
Learn cooperation.
Practice making good choices.
Strengthen the family unit.
Gain confidence and self-reliance.
4-H
Cloverbuds
Things to Remember
My Club Leader’s Name
My Club Leader’s Phone #
My Meeting Time
My Meeting Place
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Cloverbud Project Record
Name:
This is my ______ year in Cloverbuds.
We had ______ Cloverbud meetings/trips.
I went to ______ of these Cloverbud meetings/trips.
I went to ______ regular 4-H club meetings.
What did you take to the fair? (list)
_________________________________________
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Parent/Guardian Comments:
_________________________________________
_________________________________________
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Parent/Guardian Signature: ____________________
Date: ___________
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Objectives of the 4-H Cloverbud
Crafts Project
1. To gain experience making crafts.
2. To explore types of crafts and crafting materials.
3. To participate in group activities within your 4-H club.
NOTE:
☺ Cloverbud projects are for the child to explore and
discover project areas.
☺ Cloverbud projects are not to be judged or placed in
any 4-H activity.
☺ Safety of the child should be the primary concern
of the cloverbud project.
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Crafting
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Crayons
Creativity
Fabric
Fun
Glitter
Glue
Imagination
Paint
Paper
Pencil
Scissors
Stamps
Stencils
Tape
Thread
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Origami Dog
1. Start with a square piece of paper placed
with one of the corners facing you. Fold the
top corner down to line up with the bottom
corner to form a triangle.
2. Somewhere between 1/3 and 1/2-way across the top of
your triangle, fold one of the corners down toward the triangle’s
point but sticking over the edge of the paper. Repeat this fold
with the other corner. These flaps will be your origami dog’s ears.
3. Make a fold along
the bottom point of the
original triangle to
create your origami
dog’s chin.
4. Now for the finishing touches! Draw a
face on your dog and give him a name.
Origami tips
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Try This!
Work on a hard surface, like a desk or table.
Start with paper that is cut very straight. Traditional origami paper
comes in squares with 6" sides, but starting with a larger square is
better while you are learning.
When you fold the paper, press across the paper with the side of
your thumb to make it a very tight fold.
Always follow the instructions, one step at a time.
Have fun!
Try making other origami animals. Use your imagination.
What animals did you try to make? ____________________________
___________________________________________________
Which ones worked and which didn’t? Why? ______________________
___________________________________________________
___________________________________________________
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Heart Mice
What you need:
2 Colors of Construction Paper or Felt
Heart Pattern
Glue, Fabric Glue or Stick Glue
Lollipop
Black Marker
White or Black Thread/Yarn
Sewing Needle
What you do:
1. Make a heart shaped pattern (it should measure about five inches at the
widest point) and trace it onto one color of the construction paper or felt.
2. Cut out the heart.
3. Fold the heart in half to form the mouse's body, then
glue together the edges from the tip of the nose to the top
of the back, but leave the tail end open for the sucker to fit.
4. Use the black marker to draw on the eyes.
5. Using the needle and thread/yarn, make the whiskers, by putting
the needle and thread/yarn through the construction paper at the
pointed end of the heart. Tie off the thread.
6. For the ears, cut out a small heart from the other color of construction
paper or felt. Fold the small heart in half and glue onto the mouse.
7. Insert a lollipop in between the open end of the mouse’s body, leaving the
stick out for the mouse’s tail.
Try This!
Try making other animals out of basic heart shapes.
Use your imagination.
What animals did you try to make? ____________________________
___________________________________________________
Which ones worked and which didn’t? Why? ______________________
___________________________________________________
___________________________________________________
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Maze
Lead the girl to her crayons
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Name Art
What you need:
Pencil
Paper
Colored Pencils or Crayons
What you do:
1. On a piece of paper, print your first name in large, neat letters.
2. Looking at the letters, what shapes does each letter remind you of? A small
“b” might be a baseball with a bat standing next to it or an “s” might be a
snake or a pair of monkey arms.
3. Try turning each letter into an object or an animal so that your name looks
like the things that interest you.
4. Color in your drawings to make an original piece of name art.
Try This!
Try writing out the entire alphabet and making each letter into an object, now
do the same with the numbers 1-10.
Were you able to finish the whole alphabet? Which letters were the hardest to
work with? Why? ________________________________________
___________________________________________________
Did you try using the numbers? Was it harder or easier than using the letters?
Why? _______________________________________________
___________________________________________________
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Sun Prints
What you need:
A Sunny Day
Construction Paper
(darker colors will work the best)
Objects from Nature or from Around the House
(flatter items work best)
What you do:
1. Lay the construction paper outside in the sun.
2. Arrange the items on the paper so their silhouettes (outlines) will be how
you want them on the finished project.
3. Wait about an hour and remove the items.
4. You will see that the sun has faded the paper around the objects.
Try This!
Try experimenting with different colors of construction paper and different
objects.
What colors of paper did you try? Which worked best? Why? ___________
____________________________________________________
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What objects did you use? Which worked best? Why? ________________
____________________________________________________
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Paper Flower Bouquet
What you need:
Construction Paper or Card Stock
(any color or print you like)
Patterns of Flowers, Hearts, Circles, and Stars
Patterns of Leaves
Glue
Scissors
Straws
Colored Lace and/or Ribbon
Clean, Empty Container
Styrofoam
What you do:
1. Trace and cut out the flowers, hearts, circles, stars, and leaves on
the construction paper, or card stock.
2. Glue layers of hearts, stars, circles, and flowers together to make
the blossoms. Be creative.
3. Using the glue, attach the blossoms to the straws; add the leaves.
4. Glue some paper around the empty container. Decorate with
paper shapes, lace, and/or ribbon.
5. Glue the Styrofoam to the inside bottom of the container and
arrange the flowers in the Styrofoam.
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Color the Crafty Kids
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Tri-Bead Heart
What you need:
12-inch Pipe Cleaner, Chenille Stem
(red or any color that corresponds with the color of your beads)
30 Translucent Tri-Beads, non translucent beads may be used
(red or any color combination you choose)
Wire Cutter, or a good pair of scissors
Keychain, Ribbon, Ornament Hooks (optional)
What you do:
1. Cut the pipe cleaner in half (save the other half for another project)
2. Bend one end of the pipe cleaner into an “L” (about 1/4-inch), this will help
keep the beads on the pipe cleaner.
3. String and stack all the beads onto the pipe cleaner.
4. Bend the other end of the pipe cleaner into an “L” shape.
5. Twist the two end “L” shapes together. Clip off any extra wire, be sure to
bend in any sharp edges.
6. Bend into a heart shape.
7. Add ribbon for a necklace, a key ring for a backpack charm, or an ornament
hook for a hanging decoration.
Try This!
Try making the following shapes with tri-beads and pipe cleaner:
Star
Flower
Wreath
Candy Cane
4 Leaf Clover Snowflake
Which shapes did you try? ______________________________________
Which worked best? Why? _________________________________
___________________________________________________
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Puzzle Frames
What you need:
Old Puzzle Pieces
Cardboard Frames
Poster Paint
Paint Brush
Glue
What you do:
1. Pick out the most common color in your puzzle pieces and paint your
cardboard frame a similar color. This will make any part of the frame not
covered by puzzle pieces still match.
2. Glue the puzzle pieces to the frame randomly - any direction, on top of each
other, etc.
3. Each frame you make will be unique.
4. Wait until the glue is totally dry, then place your favorite picture in your
new frame.
Try This!
Try making more unique and personal frames by using the following items instead
of puzzle pieces:
Beads
Buttons
Shells
Crayons
Fabric
Small Stones
Dried Leaves/Flowers
Pictures from a Magazine
What items did you try? __________________________________________
Which worked best? Why? ___________________________________
_____________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________
Tip: You can make theme frames to match the theme in your
photograph.
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What you need:
Potato Prints
3 Large Baking Potatoes
Tempera Paints
Saucers (to hold paints)
Paper
Pens or Markers
Scissors
Kitchen Knife (adult use only)
What you do:
1. Cut each potato in half width-wise, and wipe dry. The raw surface will be used
as the stamp for your prints.
2. Draw shapes on a piece of paper (no larger than the diameter of the raw
potato surfaces), these will be the designs for your stamps. Some good shapes
are: star, fish, heart, moon, sun, smiley face, peace symbol, clover, etc.
1. Cut the shapes out and trace them on the raw surface of the
potatoes. Then have an adult help you use the kitchen knife to
carve the background away from your shapes. (Don’t carve out
the shape itself) Wipe the fresh cut edges dry.
2. Pour various colors of paint into the saucers. Dip the potato stamps into the
paint and print them on the paper.
3. Once your prints have dried, you can highlight your designs with
markers, glitter, or other decorations.
4. You can use potato prints to make homemade cards and even
wrapping paper!
Try This!
Use an apple to make stamps the same way you would a potato or cut out fun
shaped stamps from old kitchen sponges.
What other items did you use to make stamps? __________________________
Which worked the best? Why?__________________________________
______________________________________________________
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Project Story
With the help of your leader, teen leader, parent or adult helper,
answer the following questions about your project.
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The most important thing I learned was: _____________
_________________________________________
_________________________________________
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Things I want to learn more about are: ______________
_________________________________________
_________________________________________
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3.
Mark which craft projects you did.
__ Origami Dog
__ Heart Mice
__ Name Art
__ Sun Prints
__ Paper Flower Bouquet
__ Tri-Bead Heart
__ Puzzle Frames
__ Potato Prints
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Did you finish all of the craft projects you started?
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List all the crafts you started but didn’t finish and why.
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_________________________________________
_________________________________________
_________________________________________
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Photos
Photos of your different craft projects can be
attached to this page.
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Information adapted from Adams County, Colorado State
University Extension, and various other sources.
The University of Idaho provides equal opportunity in education and employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national
origin, gender, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran, as required by state and federal laws.
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