Shipwrecked VBS Advertising Postcards

Shipwrecked VBS Advertising Postcards

This post may contain affiliate links.  I earn a small percentage of anything you purchase through these links but you don’t pay anything extra.  Thanks for helping to support Borrowed Blessings! Grab your buoys and jump on board - it's time to get excited for SHIPWRECKED VBS!  One of the most important early tasks is to get printed items ordered.  Today I'm sharing our Shipwrecked VBS advertising postcards. This year's VBS theme is Shipwrecked {learn more about the theme here}.  The VBS kits are available now.  All of our VBS resources are designed…Read more …
How to Find Shipwrecked VBS Supplies on Amazon

How to Find Shipwrecked VBS Supplies on Amazon

  This post may contain affiliate links.  I earn a small commission, but you don't pay any extra.  Thanks for helping support Borrowed Blessings! It could be said that I am both an Amazon junkie and a VBS-aholic.  When these two interests combine, magic happens.  Amazon is an incredible marketplace, if you make it work for you!  Finding the basic Shipwrecked VBS Supplies on Amazon is fairly easy... but here are some tips that may yield you more results! 1. Change your search terms.  Yes, you can search for Shipwrecked VBS and you'll…Read more …
Where to Find Ideas & Inspiration for Shipwrecked VBS

Where to Find Ideas & Inspiration for Shipwrecked VBS

This post may contain affiliate links.  Thank you for helping support Borrowed Blessings! I used to get the Vacation Bible School material in the Spring, then I would brainstorm as many new and innovative ideas as I could to relate to the theme.  As someone once told me, "work smarter, not harder".  Don't get me wrong -- I still love the fun, innovative VBS ideas (and I try to share them with you all!).  I also take advantage of modern technology (hello, Pinterest) to help come up with ideas our VBS kids have…Read more …
Decorating: Foyer (Registration & Photo Booth) – Maker Fun Factory

Decorating: Foyer (Registration & Photo Booth) – Maker Fun Factory

Our foyer is just inside the main entrance, so we have registration there every year.  We also had a photo booth, tshirt factory and sound station in the foyer decorations this year! This post contains affiliate links, where I earn a small percentage of items you purchase.  Thank you for helping to support Borrowed Blessings! For about a month before VBS set-up, we have one wall in the foyer that's dedicated to VBS.  This year we actually used the normal advertising wall plus a second wall for the robot building competition. Our pre-VBS…Read more …
Decorating: Sanctuary (Opening & Closing) – Maker Fun Factory

Decorating: Sanctuary (Opening & Closing) – Maker Fun Factory

We use our sanctuary for opening and closing every year.  All of the kids {even the preschoolers} are in both opening and closing.  We spend about 15 minutes each in opening and closing. Opening usually consists of: -Welcome -Music -Skit -Daily bible point intro {by the director} -Announcements -Prayer {usually by the director} Closing usually consists of: -Music -Daily summary {director asks a few kids to share the bible verse, bible point, etc.} -Daily totals {attendance and offering} -Announcements -Prayer {usually by a child who volunteers} This post contains affiliate links, where I…Read more …
Decoupage VBS Signs – Maker Fun Factory VBS

Decoupage VBS Signs – Maker Fun Factory VBS

I love decorating projects that use up supplies we already have... not only are these low-cost/no-cost, but it's also fun to see how creatively leftover supplies can be used! This post may contain affiliate links.  Thank you for helping support Borrowed Blessings! Supplies: Posterboard Clear packing tape Duct tape Cardstock paper Liquid school glue Decoupage materials: Tissue paper squares Foam shapes/scraps Paint dot markers Cotton balls Pom pom balls Markers Instructions: 1. Cut posterboard into an arrow shape.  I used a regular sheet of paper to make sure my arrow was straight.  The…Read more …
Sound Station – Maker Fun Factory

Sound Station – Maker Fun Factory

There are times when I come up with completely new ideas and times when I use the VBS curriculum provided ideas. I LOVE the sound station idea provided by Group!  For our sound station, we made the wrench chimes suggested by Group as well as another interactive sound station that we created.  I'm so glad we made these sound station items - they turned out so fun!  We also made a homemade xylophone, but it ended up in another area. This post may contain affiliate links.  Thank you for helping support Borrowed Blessings!…Read more …
Crew Signs – Maker Fun Factory

Crew Signs – Maker Fun Factory

Every year, we have opening and closing in the church sanctuary.  Each crew gets 1-2 pews where they're supposed to stay during opening and closing.  I make some sort of crew sign every year so that kids (and crew guides) know where they should be.  I actually went through several ideas this year, so I'll share them all with you!  It was the classic Three Little Bears... "no, this sign isn't quite right"... I've included my three ideas below.  Feel free to use or share any of them! This post may contain affiliate…Read more …
Paper Plate Cutout Gears – Maker Fun Factory

Paper Plate Cutout Gears – Maker Fun Factory

We made A LOT of gears this year... like, a lot.  I felt like Bubba Gump's million kinds of shrimp... we have gears cut out of tablecloths, gear posters, gear toys, gears that look metallic, gears that actually work... One of the types of gears we made were paper plate cutout gears.  These were one of the projects we used during our volunteer work day.  They're a great project to send home with someone, too! This post may contain affiliate links.  Thank you for helping support Borrowed Blessings! Supplies: Paper plates Scissors Permanent marker…Read more …
Interactive Ball Maze – Maker Fun Factory

Interactive Ball Maze – Maker Fun Factory

One of my favorite things about Maker Fun Factory VBS is the amount of interactive possibilities!  We used mostly supplies the church already had to make an interactive ball maze.  We actually made two of these - one for the back of the sanctuary (which was interactive) and one for on stage (that was filled with balls - not interactive).  Links in this post may be referral links.  Thanks for helping support Borrowed Blessings! Supplies: -Concrete form (ours were 12" across and 3-4' tall) -Poster board (4 sheets per concrete tube) -Clear packing…Read more …