Cass County Extension Presents DIY Holiday Gift Boxes: STEM Challenge

Learn all about being creative and thrifty this holiday season with the DIY Holiday Gift Box challenge from Cass County Extension. The kits are designed for youth in grades K-6, however any age is welcome to participate in this fun challenge. Utilize your STEM skills and learn about the different Elements and Principles of Design to spread holiday cheer! 4-H enrollment is not required to participate.
DIY Holiday Gift Boxes will include instructions, most of the supplies to create 3 unique gifts, wrapping paper, bow, and greeting cards. The cost of the box is $10 to help cover the costs of some materials. Boxes must be preordered by December 1st. You may pay by cash or check for your box at time of pick up. Pick up will be available beginning December 7th. Contactless curbside pickup will be available.
Pre-order link is available online at or you may sign up by calling the Cass County Extension Office at 712-243-1132.
“The Cass County Extension staff has worked very hard to put these hands-on, fun-filled, interactive activities together for the youth of the community, and we hope you will be able to join us!” says Shelby Van Horn, County Youth Coordinator.
Our Holiday Gift Box challenge combines fun, hands-on learning while spreading holiday cheer, and promoting the spirit of giving. Don’t miss the fun-reserve yours today! For more virtual learning opportunities for youth follow us on our Facebook page @CassCoIAExt or visit our website at
Questions?  Please call Cass County Extension at (712) 243-1132 or email

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