Plant Crafts



Plant Crafts 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 Plant Crafts.

Plant Crafts
What you can do in this project: learn to harvest plants; use different drying techniques; learn how to use plant materials; learn how to make dried arrangements, corsages, etc.
Grades: 3-12
Resources: 4H330, Plant Crafts
4H453, Plant Crafts Supplement


Want to learn more about plant crafts? Try the links below.

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

State 4-H Plant Science Day
Youth in grades 3-13 test their knowledge about plants while learning how to judge and identify a wide variety of plant specimens. You can also compete in photography and speaking contests.

Wisconsin 4-H and Youth Conference
If you’re in grades 8-10, check out the next Wisconsin 4-H and Youth Conference, scheduled each June at the UW-Madison campus. The conference offers educational seminars in most areas of 4-H. 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 Plant Crafts Project. Just follow these links!

Enchanted Learning – Activities and Crafts about Plants
These craft projects are for preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school children. The crafts use materials found around the house, like egg cartons, cardboard, paper, boxes, string, crayons, paint, glue, etc.
This site lists many fun activities and crafts using dried flowers and other items from your garden.

National Junior Horticultural Association
Promotes educational programs for youth through projects and activities that foster a better understanding of horticulture.

Wisconsin 4-H STEM
Resources and links to science, engineering, and technology activities.

Project Support

For more information on 4-H Plant Crafts Projects, contact the following:

Cooperative Extension Media Collection
This lending library features several resources on plant arts and crafts.

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: Chuck Prissel