We'd love to have your own winter bears join our collection!! Follow the directions at the bottom of this page, and be sure to send in a picture, and we'll add our bears here!
Helpful videos & Drawing Instructions
Thank you for participating in the last three months of 4-H at home activities. We really hope you've enjoyed them. When you drop off your holiday card, you'll find a small assortment of treasures to pick from. If you choose the brown box, you'll find the materials needed to make a natural holiday decoration! Please find the video below describing how to use your materials!
Below that is a form to let us know how your projects went. We'd love to hear about your favorites or maybe anything you'd like to recommend for the next set of projects!
This month we are going to create some holiday cards using watercolor pencils. You may keep your cards or send your cards...we are asking for at least one card back for the residents at the Kodiak Senior Center.
Please remember, the message inside the card is often just as important , if not more, than the art on the front!! Put some thought into your message. Some ideas for messages could include-
Holiday Card Choices...or create your own!
What you'll need: Watercolor paper, watercolor pencils, water, paint brush, washi tape and a marker
What you'll need: Watercolor paper, watercolor pencils, water, paint brush, something round to trace (like a cup) a marker and a straight edge (like a ruler or edge of a book)
What you'll need: Watercolor paper, watercolor pencils, water, paint brush, washi tape and salt
What you'll need: Watercolor paper, watercolor pencils, water, paint brush, washi tape and a permanent marker.
When you're done...use up your Washi tape!
What you'll need: Watercolor paper, Washi tape, yellow crayon (optional)
Don't forget to take photos of your cards so we can see, and bring one back to the office so we can share them with a resident of the Kodiak Senior Center!!!
This month, we're baking and giving!!
First thing: get out all of your supplies, and read the recipe in its entirety. Then get started!
Supplies Provided: You'll need the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in the bag from your kit along with the recipe, and mini loaf pan.
Supplies Needed from Home: 1 egg, 3/4 cup milk, 1/3 cup cooking oil, muffin tins, and an oven.
Optional: muffin papers, mixing bowl, optional add-ins to get creative with your breads!
Making Your Muffins and Bread
Quality Control is important!!! Test out your product by eating one of the muffins!! Save the mini loaf for the service component of your project (see below!)
The Gift of Giving
This month, we're making fall jar votives!
If you've signed up for the project, you will have received an email with details on pick up. Email email@example.com if you think you signed up but didn't get the details!
Instructions are included in your kit. If you lose your instructions or want to play along with us on your own, a copy can be found here.
Below, we offer some helpful tidbits for you while you work on your project.
The art of applying tissue paper and leaves is demonstrated below:
We want to see how yours turned out!
4-H & Youth Development
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Cooperative Extension State Office
1751 Tanana Loop, Room 209
Fairbanks, AK 99775