This weekend, I used free supplies to make some awesome upcycled station signs!  One of our church members (who is a former architect) donated a whole stack of old blueprints.  I used blue paper leftover from another VBS project to make some large (and FREE) station signs!

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Blue paper (I had some left over from our other blueprint project)
King sized Sharpie

1. Find old blueprints.  Check with local contractors or architects – many have closets full.  Make sure the donors understand that they will not get the blueprints back because we’re writing on them!

My assistant drooled on the blueprints!

2. Decorate blueprints using a king sized sharpie.  I wrote one for each of our station names, as well as some signs for general decor (registration, “built for a purpose”, etc).

3. Attach blueprints to blue paper (I used a stapler) – this helps reinforce the lightweight blueprint paper and will make the blueprints stand out on light colored walls.

I was hopeful that this would be a quick way to make a large visual impact, as well as be a functional station sign.  These upcycled station signs turned out even better than I imagined!  My favorite thing about them is their price tag – FREE!

I am a long-time Vacation Bible School lover.  I’ve lead in several capacities throughout the VBS world and am currently our church’s VBS director.  It is a joy for me to be able to share VBS ideas and resources with others!  I will continue to share ideas here as we prepare for Maker Fun Factory VBS .  Follow the blog to see more of our ideas and planning!  Please let me know if there are any specific VBS items or ideas you need help with.

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