While county offices are closed and local distribution of project books is on hold, choose one of these methods:
- Download one for free. A special collection of project books is available for free on the Perfect Stay-at-Home Projects web page. Click on the book you want, and when the file opens on your screen, save or print it from there. Horseless Horse and Science Fun with Physics are being added soon! (For accessible formats of these publications, visit cfaes.osu.edu/accessibility.)
Projects available on the Perfect Stay at Home Site include:
- Discovering 4-H
- Sew Fun
- My Favorite Things
- The Writer in You
- Get Started in Art
- Family History Treasure Hunt
- Let’s Start Cooking
- Yeast Breads on the Rise
- Racing the Clock to Awesome Meals
- Your Thoughts Matter
- The Laundry Project
- It’s My Home
- Leadership Road Trip: Where Are You Going?
- Pantry Panic
- Explore the Outdoors
- Ohio Birds
- Science Fun with Kitchen Chemistry
- Not Just Knots
- Buy one online. If you would like to buy a print copy of a Perfect Stay-at-Home project or any other project book, you can order directly from extensionpubs.osu.edu with one of these special discounts for Ohio residents: FREE2020 (for free shipping) OR 20IN2020 (20% off the entire order). Use the coupon that works best for you. Orders can be shipped directly to a person’s home as long as it is an Ohio address. Please review your order carefully. No returns are accepted. There is no restriction on the number of times a coupon can be used. See printable ordering instructions HERE.
- Make your own. If you would rather not purchase a book in this way, self-determined projects are an excellent choice for self-motivated members eager to get started by creating their own projects. Although self-determined projects may be better suited for older 4-H members, they are available for any member and are often based on idea starters already available online. Many of the idea starters are great stay-at-home projects too, for example, Music, Bats, String Art, Climate Change, American Sign Language, etc. Our extraordinary educators are even preparing one called My Stay-at-Home Summer! (For project judging, self-determined projects are judged in self-determined categories.)
If none of these options work for you because of affordability or internet access, contact Jane Wright, 4-H curriculum manager, who may be able to help (firstname.lastname@example.org).