CLOVER: Making, Media & Visual Arts

By National 4-H Council July 13, 2020

This week’s activity theme is making, media and music! Visit the links to learn more about the activity and check back every Monday for new ideas and hands-on, educational resources for all young people.

Virtual Visual Arts

Recommended age: Grades 3-5

Courtesy of Texas A&M Agrilife Extension, Texas 4‑H

Learn about the elements and principles of design and test skills in creating and designing visual art projects!

Learn More!

Maker Monday Video Series

Recommended age: Grades 9-12

Courtesy of University of Illinois, Illinois 4‑H

Learn how to use a 3D printer to create a Mandalorian armor or a flying Baby Yoda drone carriage, along with other exciting STEM ideas!

Start Making!

DIY Bird Feeder

Recommended age: Grades Pre-K-12

Courtesy of University of Maine, Maine 4‑H

Learn how to make a DIY bird feeder using an orange and other items found around the home!

Make Your Bird Feeder!

Decorative Window Cling

Recommended age: Grades Pre-K-12

Courtesy of Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma 4‑H

Learn how to make decorative window clings by following along with this simple step-by-step video!

Start Decorating!

Event Opportunity: FilmFest 4‑H

Missouri 4‑H is hosting the 10th annual FilmFest 4‑H! For the first time ever, the 2020 national 4‑H film festival is going digital.  Learn from 4‑H professionals, network with other youth who share your creative interests, and join in as we screen youth-produced films.  FilmFest 4‑H takes place August 1-2, 2020 and is produced for youth ages 11-18.  Your All-Access Pass is only $35 and gives you access to all FilmFest events and festivities.  To get your pass, submit a film, or find more information please visit The deadline to register or submit a film is July 17, 2020.

More Weekly Lessons:

Virtual 4‑H Camp, Painting & Chemical Reactions

Helpers, Heroes & History

DNA, Fruit Batteries & Water Camp

Creative Writing, Abstract Art & Jewelry Making

Gardening, Exercise & Wildlife

Water Bottle Rockets, Bicycles & Embryology