Creative Arts and Design

In the 4-H creative arts & design project you will learn to express your creativity through art, crafts and interior design. If you have already signed up for this 4-H project, come on in and get started. If you haven’t signed up yet, contact your county 4-H office and become a member today. So, get ready to have fun and learn a lot as you participate in your project. Practice your art, crafts and interior design skills — and learn new tools, techniques and craft — as you express your creativity in the line and design project.

Create a project plan and record your project successes.

Additional Resources

Follow the links below to find some great online resources for your project and see what you can learn!

University programs where you can study Fine Art, Crafts, or Interior Design:

  • Make a craft for a gift
  • Decorate for a family or 4-H event
  • Make a poster or exhibit to share ideas with others
  • Make a no-sew blanket for a foster child or children’s hospital
  • Build wooden flower beds at a community center, school, nursing home, etc.
  • Create handmade note cards, write a note, and send to military service members, put in Christmas shoe box initiative, give to relatives, senior citizen, etc.
  • Weave paper placemats, laminate and give to meals on wheels recipients, relatives or senior citizens
  • Decorate a plain tote bag using block printing techniques or stenciling with nature. Fill with toiletries or nonperishable items to distribute to homeless shelters, senior care facilities, or an elderly neighbor. This is a great group project.
  • Knit scarves or hats for families in shelters
  • Write letters to seniors in care facilities
  • Build birdhouses for your neighbors
  • Beautify a community area by picking up trash, planting flowers, etc.
  • Volunteer time at local nonprofit community charity organization, sorting through items, creating displays of items that will be sold or given away, etc.

Find more ideas for sewing craft items to give as part of your community service project at  4-H Clothing and Textiles Project Community Service Project Ideas