Crafts, Original Division
Please refer to Project Check-In date for this category here
Projects made with a kit which includes all materials needed to complete the project and design/building instructions.
40-10 Clothing/Textile Decorating Store-bought fabric item that has been decorated by child. This includes T-shirts, sweatshirts, aprons, pillowcases, totebags, etc.
40-20 Construction Original project constructed with building-type blocks, such as Legos, K'nex, Erector, etc. Pieces should be glued together.
40-30 Wood and Metal Working Original design. Wood/metal must be cut by student (with parental supervision as needed).
40-40 Plaster crafts Original design made out of plaster or paper mache.
40-50 Ceramics/ Sculptures Project formed by child freehand using mold-able material such as dough, clay, etc. No pre-purchased molds/projects.
40-60 Fiber Arts Includes latch hook, weaving, macrame, string art, tatting, and knotting.
40-70 General Crafts Original project made without the use of a kit that does not fit into above Divisions. May include projects using a variety of materials such as cardboard, paper, Styrofoam, glass, tile, plastic, fabric, sand, beads, greenery, etc.
Crafts, Kits Division
45-10 Plastic Models - Planes, cars, boats, rockets made following step-by-step instructions.
45-20 Construction Kit - Projects made with building-type blocks, such as Legos, K'nex, Erector, etc. following design instructions. Pieces should be glued together.
45-30 Metal and Woodcraft Kit - Projects assembled with pre-cut or parent-cut wood (or metal) pieces and following design instructions. Includes Pinewood Derby car kits.
45-40 Ceramics/ Sculptures - Pre-molded ceramic item painted by child.
45-50 General Craft Kit - Project made following a set of instructions, not an original design.
Creativity/Originality - 10% - Does the project show evidence of original thought or design choices on the part of the student (choice of project, colors, use of materials, decorative touches, etc.)?
Difficulty/Complexity - 30% - Does the level of difficulty seem appropriate or even challenging to the child's age? Does the project appear to have required many steps and much time and/or patience to complete?
Neatness - 30% - Is the project or display neat and well done?
Quality of Outcome - 30% - Does the project appear complete and correctly assembled? Does it appear that the student's efforts produced the intended/desired result?
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