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4-H Projects

This week is the big 4-H stock show, for which the children have been preparing for months.

They will be showing 4 goats and many baked goods and sewn and hand crafted items.

Here is some rock candy in the making, to be entered in the "hard candy" division of "Family Living".

Here is some of the finished product. We used this homemade rock candy recipe.

Hand made quilt

Clay sculpture

Hair clips

Puppet (We used this puppet making tutorial.)

Prepping goats for judging.

At last year's stock show, the girls won some ribbons and also a few hundred bucks. We are hoping for the same this year!

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  1. We just joined 4-H this year, and I am just learning the ins and outs of it. I never even heard of it until a few years ago—I’m learning I’ve lived a very sheltered life! Anyway–our club is still fairly new, and doesn’t seem to do a whole lot. I can’t wait until we get to do this kind of stuff!

  2. I am hoping to be able to get our kids into 4H. I did Girl Scouts as a kid and LOVED it, but I would like to be able to do something that both the boys and girls can participate in together. My kids are only 5 yrs and 19 months (and one due in March) so they are still a bit young I think right? I need to find some more info about 4H groups around us and such at some point….

    • Smockity Frocks says:

      3rd graders and up can compete. Children younger than 3rd grade can make items and enter them as a “Clover Kid”, but those items are not entered into the judging or the auction.

  3. Wow! Our 4H stuff all takes place at the county fair which is usually the hottest week in Ohio LOL I’ve got two Cloverbuds this year and 1 regular 4Her so far the club I started when our old one disbanded only has 4 children but hopefully we’ll add more at our kick off meeting on the 20th :) I love that quilt.


  4. To the smockity girls:

    All of your entries look AMAZING! I can’t wait to hear how each of you does!! Good luck!!!

    With love…

  5. That quilt is so beautiful! Really, everything looks great. I used to do 4-H and I had so much fun. I hope your family has a wonderful time!

  6. If you don’t mind me asking, what is the participation fee for your state/county? I was so inspired by this post that I tried to sign my kids up and was completely blown away by the cost!! And I know you are not a fan of ridiculous costs, so I’m wondering if maybe what I think is obscene is actually pretty typical. Thanks!

    • Smockity Frocks says:

      This was the first year we had to pay an enrollment fee (I think). I believe that was $20 per kid. Then, each item entered into the fair was $2.