Block Printing



Block Printing is a statewide 4-H project. It features curriculum that will guide you through the project. For a copy contact your County 4-H Office or order online at Extension Publications. For additional curriculum possibilities, explore the National Directory of 4-H Materials and do a key word search for Block Printing.

Block Printing
What you can do in this project: design and cut blocks from different materials; print designs on cloth and paper; create your own original designs.
Grades: 5-12
Resource: 4H156, Block Printing Members Guide

Block Printing Leader
Resources: CIR008, Block Printing Leaders Guide
4H500, I’m a 4-H Project Leader. Now What Do I Do?


Want to learn more about Block Printing? Try the links below.

Block Printing Project Training
Many counties hold local training for members and leaders in their favorite project areas, including block printing. Watch your county 4-H Family newsletter or contact your county Extension office for details.


County Fair

The county fair . . . what a great time it is! Every summer, families flock to county fairs to see the latest 4-H project exhibits. Exhibiting is a fun and educational way for youth to showcase their project work to judges and to the public. Judging materials are supported by Bill Shaw in memory of his wife, Shirley.

Related Links

There’s so much more to learn in the 4-H Block Printing Project. Just follow these links!

David Bull’s World of Woodblock Printmaking
Contains information about supplies and tools, techniques, processes, and much more about Japanese woodblock printmaking.

Project Support

For more information on the 4-H Block Printing Project, contact the following:

UW-Extension County 4-H Offices
This is your link to a list of Wisconsin County Extension Offices. Select the county of your choice.

UW-Extension State Specialist: Christina Rencontre