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DIY Projects for 4-H

Start seedlings in an egg shell and, when ready, plant the entire thing. The egg shells will naturally compost providing valuable nutrients to your plants. Cool concept!

Break out that Mason jar stash and feast your eyes on these 10 gorgeous DIY projects you can try at home today.

Do you have your own 4-H scrapbook? Check out this one! This person mother's scrapbook is from when she was about eleven years old.

  • Dana Daugherty Taylor

    How sweet! What a great family treasure!

  • Royal Presence

    Thanks! I really was excited when I found the scrapbook, there's even the plate she saved from her muffins. ~ For the love of Mimi!

Check out these creative do-it-yourself holiday gifts made from recycled or natural ingredients.

10 DIY Gifts You Can Make in Less Than an Hour

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We love this awesome T-Shirt Quilt- what a great way to preserve 4-H memories! Quilt by theplaidscottie, via Flickr

We would love to see some 4-H members wearing a four-leaf version of these cute clover clips

Give your garden a nutrient boost with these tips for making your own mulch.

Making Your Own Mulch - eXtension

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Turn egg shells into creative pots for garden herbs.

Eggheads with cress hair - NurtureStore

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Something to build with the kids out of scrap wood. Maybe a 4-H project?

A fun way to showcase judging ribbons.

"Junk Salvation" by Funky Junk Sisters: February 2010

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Baking soda clay makes for a great homemade modeling compound for bowls, candle votives and more.

Use a hair dryer to melt crayons over a poster board for an artistic project with the kids.

Here's a creative way to recycle an egg carton and use it in a drawer as a helpful organizer.

Frame paint chips for this easy to make dry erase calendar so you can keep track of your appointments in style.

  • Cindy Bradley

    question, what makes the calendar able to use dry erase markers?

  • Stephanie Nash

    you frame them behind glass and then can use the markers on the glass.

Make your own finger paint!

A fun project for the kids and a great way to recycle too!

Crafts: Backyard Bird Feeder | Crafts | Spoonful

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Turn your pepper into a shamrock stamp! Think you could make into a 4-leaf clover?

  • Stephanie Bowden

    I've done this with peppers that have 4 cells. Very cute! Had kids make thank you cards!

Create a unique and eye-catching bowl by carefully glueing plastic buttons together on a balloon and letting dry overnight. Then, let the air out of the balloon for a new kind of masterpiece!

Bonkers About Buttons: Knoop Button Bowl

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