Family and Consumer Science

Select items from the list below to download for your use. The items marked with an * are not available for download and must be obtained from your county Extension office. 

Crocheting

The Crocheting project offers opportunities for members to develop skills that can be useful and bring pleasure throughout a lifetime. The project has a sequence of six phases to help the member build skills. Any phase may be extended for more than one year to experience and master the associated skills.

Member Materials

4-H Crocheting Project Member Guide  (4-H 962)
4-H Crocheting Record (370-00R) fillable pdf or printable pdf NEW May 2014
4-H Crocheting Record (4-H 962R) pdf version, fillable Word version
ABC of Crocheting, Member Guide (Coats & Clark) Right-handed (4H406) print copies only
ABC of Crocheting, Member Guide (Coats & Clark) Left-handed (4H407) print copies only
4-H Fashion Revue Manual (4-H 9202)

Exhibit Materials

Go to State Fair Contest Materials page

For Leaders, in Addition to Member Materials

Crocheting Leader Guide print copies only (4-H 962L)

Additional resources

These websites are listed for educational purposes and do not constitute endorsement of any products they sell. Additional commercial and informational sites may be found by using "crochet" or similar words in a web search engine.
About.com is an online information site with a library of crochet stitches and techniques
Lion Brand Yarn is a commercial site selling yarns and patterns. It also has a Learn to Crochet section.

Foods and Nutrition Project

In the Food and Nutrition project, members learn to plan, select, and prepare nutritious, attractive, and well-balanced meals. The major focus of the project includes food preparation, food safety and storage, nutrition & fitness, management and consumerism. Statewide Contests include Food Preparation Contest, Mini Meal Contest, and Foods and Nutrition Judging Contest. Members enroll according to their experience level, not age or grade.

Member Materials
Phase 1
Baking 1 (EC111)
4-H Cooking 101-R12 print copies only (MEO120)
Phases 2-3
Baking 2 (EC112)
4-H Cooking 201 print copies only (MEO121)
Phases 4-6
Baking 3 (EC113)
4-H Cooking 301 print copies only (MEO 122)
Phases 7-9
Baking 4 (EC114)
4-H Cooking 401 print copies only (MEO123)
All Phases
Glossary of Food Terms  (4-H 93111)
Choosing and Using Recipes  (4-H 93112)
Oregon 4-H Food and Nutrition Advancement Guide (511-15R)
4-H Food and Nutrition Record (Junior)(511-13R) pdf version , fillable pdf
4-H Food and Nutrition Record (Intermediate and Senior)(511-14R) pdf version, fillable pdf
You Can Prevent Foodborne Illness (PNW 0250)

Video Resources

Measuring Ingredients - Demonstration of equipment and techniques for measuring food ingredients.  (7 min 18 sec)
Measuring Ingredients Companion Handout (511-14).  Provides a written summary of steps.
Introduction to Science Inquiry
4-H Science Inquiry: Milk Magic

Exhibit and Contest Materials
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For Leaders, in Addition to Member Materials
4-H Cooking Helper's Guide print copies only (MEO124)
Oregon 4-H Food and Nutrition Leader Guide (511-16L)
Oregon 4-H Supplemental Guide: Nutrition and Health Focus (511-16S)
Oregon 4-H Science Rich Handbook Series: Focus on the 4-H Foods Project

Related Materials
Altering Recipes for Good Health
The Healthy Recipe Cookbook
- Food Hero print copies only (English)
Un Libro de Cocina De Recetas Saludables - Food Hero print copies only (Spanish)
Food Hero website
My Plate website

Eat Smart, Play Hard website
Balanced Energy Physical Activity Toolkit website

Food Preservation

Six Canning Jars

The Food Preservation project provides opportunities for members to learn safe food preservation; practice techniques in canning, freezing, and drying of foods; and use preserved foods creatively in meals and snacks. The project has three divisions which build on the experiences of the previous level. Each division may be extended for more than one year to experience and master the skills which have been included. Members enroll according to their experience level not age or grade.

Member Materials

4-H Food Preservation Beginning Level  (4-H 93310)
4-H Food Preservation Expanding Level  (4-H 93320)
4-H Food Preservation Advanced Level  (4-H 93330)
Labeling Preserved Foods  (4-H 93313)
4-H Food Preservation Record (512-00R) fillable pdf or printable pdf NEW May 2014
4-H Food Preservation Record  (4-H 933R) pdf version, Fillable Word version

Exhibit and Contest Materials
Go to State Fair Contest Materials page

For Leaders, in Addition to Member Materials

4-H Food Preservation Leader Guide  (4-H 9331L)
You Can Prevent Foodborne Illness  (PNW 0250)

Related Materials

Always use the most current research based preparation and processing recommendations for preserved products. OSU pubs are available on the Family and Community Health website and in county Extension offices. USDA recommendations are available online. The Ball Blue Book of Preserving (copyright 2011) is available commercially.
USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning
National Center for Home Food Preservation website
Beginning Division - OSU publications from the Family and Community Health website
Using Preserved Foods Safely (SP 50-494, Revised February 2013)
Storing Food for Safety and Quality (PNW 612, September 2009)
Pressure Canner Use and Care (SP 50-649, Revised March 2013)
Where to Get Your Pressure Guage Tested in Oregon (May 2014)
Canning Fruits (PNW 199, September 2012)
Canned Fruits and Tomatoes: Problems and Solutions (SP 50-743, July 2009)
Making Jams, Jellies and Fruit Spreads  (SP 50-764, March 2013)
Jams & Jellies: Problems and Solutions  (SP 50-746, July 2009)
Low Sugar Fruit Spreads  (SP 50-765, May 2009)
Making Dried Fruit Leather (FS 232, May 2000)
Freezing Fruits and Vegetables (PNW 214, Sept. 2007)
Canning Tomatoes and Tomato Products (PNW 300, January 2010)
Expanding Division - OSU publications from the Family and Community Health website
Using and Caring for Your Pressure Canner (PNW 421, September 2008)
Fruit Pie Fillings  (SP 50-616, February 2013)
Preserving Fruit Juices and Apple Cider (SP 50-455, March 2009)
Making Berry Syrups at Home (SP 50-632, May 2009)
Canning Vegetables (PNW 172, November 2011)
Canned Vegetables: Problems & Solutions (SP 50-742, July 2009)
Pickling Vegetables  (PNW 355, June 2008)
Low Salt Pickles (SP 50-533, February 2013)
Fruit Pickles and Chutneys (SP 50-757, March 2013)
Pickles & Relishes: Problems & Solutions  (SP 50-744, July 2009)
Drying Fruits and Vegetables (PNW 397, Aug 2009)
Drying Herbs (SP 50-921, 2012)
Advanced Division - OSU publications from the Family and Community Health website
Salsa Recipes for Canning  (PNW 395, June 2014)
Canning Soups (SP 50-931, March 2013)
Canning Meat, Poultry and Game  (PNW 361, July 2010)
Canning Seafood  (PNW 194, November 2011)
Canning Smoked Fish at Home (PNW 450, February 2014)
Canned Meat, Poultry & Fish: Problems & Solutions (SP 50-741, July 2009)
Sauerkraut: Problems & Solutions (SP 50-745, July 2009)
Making Jerky at Home Safely (PNW 632, May 2012)
Flavored Vinegars (SP 50-736, March 2013)
Smoking Fish at Home  (PNW 238, November 2009)
Pickling Fish and Other Aquatic Foods for Home Use (PNW 183, April 2007)
Home Freezing of Seafood  (PNW 586, April 2006)
Freezing Convenience Foods  (PNW 296, September 2002)
If Your Home Freezer Stops (SP 50-470, 2013)

Designing Spaces Project

Youth of all ages learn basic elements and principles of design by doing hands-on activities focused on understanding and improving the home environment.

Member Materials
Design My Place (4H1900) NEW
Design My Place Poster (4H1905) NEW
Design Decisions (4H1600) NEW
Unit 1 4-H Home Environment Record: Design in Nature (340-03R) printable pdf NEW
Unit 1 4-H Home Environment: Design in Nature Unit 1 Record  (4-H 941R)
Unit 2 4-H Home Environment Record: Organizing Design (340-04R) printable pdf NEW
Unit 2 4-H Home Environment: Organizing Design Unit 2 Record  (4-H 942R)
Unit 3 4-H Home Environment Record: Accessories (340-05R) printable pdf NEW
Unit 3 4-H Home Environment Accessories Unit 3 Record  (4-H 943R)
Unit 4 4-H Home Environment Record: Design Your Own (340-06R) printable pdf NEW
Unit 4 4-H Home Environment: Design Your Own, Unit 4 Record  (4-H 944R)

Exhibit Materials
Go to State Fair Contest Materials page

 

Knittingseveral knit hats

The 4-H Knitting project has two divisions: Knitting with hand-held needles and knitting with looms, boards, and machines. As members progress through either division, each phase builds skills. Hand held needle division has 6 phases; Looms and boards division has 3 phases. Any phase may be extended for more than one year to experience and master the skills which have been included.

Member Materials
4-H Knitting Member Guide  (4-H 960)
4-H Knitting Record (360-00R) fillable pdf or printable pdf NEW May 2014
4-H Knitting Record  (4-H 960R), Fillable Word version
4-H Knitting Skills (4-H 961)
ABC of Knitting, Member Guide (Coats & Clark) Right-handed (4-H 96010)
ABC of Knitting, Member Guide (Coats & Clark) Left-handed
(4-H 96011)
4-H Fashion Revue Manual  (4-H 9202)

Exhibit and Contest Materials
Go to State Fair Contest Materials page

For Leaders, in Addition to Member Materials
Oregon 4-H Knitting Leader Guide  (4-H 960L)

Additional Resources
These websites are listed for educational purposes and do not constitute endorsement of any products they sell. Additional commercial and informational sites may be found by using "knitting", "loom knitting", or similar words in a web search engine.
Knitting Help is an educational website supported by various commercial sites. It has an extensive video section showing all types of knitting skills and techniques.
KnitPicks is a commercial site selling yarn, patterns, and supplies. They include an extensive selection of tutorials on various knitting skills from basics to advanced techniques. Most have photos and some are actual videos. You can sign up for email newsletters
About.com is a web based information site. It offers basic “how to” information on and free patterns or project instructions, and reviews of tools and books. You can sign up for email newsletters.
Lion Brand Yarn is a commercial site selling yarns and patterns. This site also has a Learn to Knit section
Loom Knitters Circle is a commercial site that includes basic instructions for loom knitting.

Clothing Project

Through the 4-H Clothing project, youth develop decision making abilities, express themselves creatively, gain knowledge and skills in the area of clothing and personal appearance, and learn how to construct sewn items. This project consists of nine progressive skill levels grouped into Basic, Expanding, and Advanced skills. Each level incorporates activities in five areas (Planning and evaluation; Individual development and outreach; Management, consumerism, and wardrobe building; Textiles and science; and Construction). Statewide contests include Fashion Revue and Clothing Judging Contest. Members enroll according to experience level not age or grade.

Member MaterialsLeader helping member cut fabric
4-H Clothing Record pdf and fillable pdf 320-00R Pilot
4-H Clothing Member Guide
320-00 Pilot
4-H Clothing Advancement Guide
320-01R Pilot
4-H Clothing Contruction Fact Sheets: Pilot
Basic skill level sheets:
Sewing Equipment 320-11
Cutting Skills 320-12
Hand-Sewing Skills 320-13
Pressing Skills 320-14
Sewing Machines and Sergers 320-15
Making a Skills Notebook 320-16
Fibers and Fabrics 320-17
Pattern Skills 320-18
Plain Seams and Seam Finishes 320-31
Hemming Skills 320-32
Facings and Enclosed Seams 320-33
Easing and Gathering 320-34
Centered and Lapped Zippers 320-35
Casings and Crotch Seams 320-36
Expanding and Advanced Level Fact Sheets -in development

Measuring Up: Quality Standards in Sewn Items (4-H 92011) (PNW 197)
4-H Fashion Revue Manual  (4-H 9202)

Exhibit and Contest Materials
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For Leaders, in Addition to Member Materials
4-H Clothing Project Guidelines for Leaders 320-00L Pilot
4-H Clothing Beginning Leader Guide (Basic Levels 1, 2 and 3) 320-00BL Pilot
  4-H Clothing Advanced Leader Guide - in development
Science Rich Handbook, Focus on the 4-H Clothing Project
Introduction to Science Inquiry video
Science Inquiry Video: Fabric Dyeing

Related Materials
Sewing Expressions: Under Construction (BU 08060)
Sewing Expressions: Fashion Forward (BU 08061)
Sewing Expressions: Refine Design (BU 08062)
Sewing Expressions: Helper's Guide (BU 08063)

Child Development Project

(not a state supported project but may be available as a county project)

Member Materials
Kids on the Grow series
Behavior and Guidance (4-H 9124)
4-H Child Care Kits  (4-H 9125)
Child Care Checklist  (4-H 9126)
My 4-H (          ) Project Record (000-00R) fillable pdf or printable pdf  NEW Jan. 2014
My 4-H (_______) Project Record pdf (4-H 038R), fillable Word file
Super Sitters video and teaching guide

Exhibit and Contest Materials
Go to State Fair Contest Materials page

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