DIY Xylophone – Maker Fun Factory VBS

DIY Xylophone – Maker Fun Factory VBS

Maker Fun Factory is one of my favorite VBS programs in a long time!  One of the things I love is that decorating for Maker Fun Factory is so interactive.  From life-size marble runs to homemade instruments, the possibilities are endless. 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! After hunting Pinterest like it's my job, I had an idea list a mile long for interactive VBS decor.  One of…Read more …
Indoor Advertising Banner for less than $1! – Maker Fun Factory VBS

Indoor Advertising Banner for less than $1! – Maker Fun Factory VBS

Our church has an outdoor vinyl banner that we display with the VBS dates and times every year.  To advertise indoors, we typically order a lower quality indoor banner customized with the theme each year.  This year, I made a HUGE indoor banner for under a buck.  The banner is 4.5 feet wide by 9 feet tall - wowzers! This post may contain affiliate links (I earn a small percentage of anything you purchase but you don’t pay anything extra).  Thanks for helping support Borrowed Blessings! Supplies for this project: -Blank banner (table…Read more …
Budget-Friendly VBS T-Shirts: Maker Fun Factory

Budget-Friendly VBS T-Shirts: Maker Fun Factory

We have used the Group iron-ons in the past to make VBS t-shirts, but haven't been very happy with the quality {You know how you can see the white square around the logo?  Yeah, we'd like to not have that.}.  We also like having the freedom to buy different colored shirts for each crew. This year, I decided to delve into custom t-shirts.  I've designed t-shirts for years for various organizations {everything from a band fundraising concert to church ministries to collegiate events}.  I created two t-shirt designs for Maker Fun Factory VBS.…Read more …
Cheap & Easy Robot Building Ideas – Maker Fun Factory VBS

Cheap & Easy Robot Building Ideas – Maker Fun Factory VBS

Since this year's VBS theme, Maker Fun Factory, focuses heavily on robots, we're all going to be professional robot builders by the end of the summer!  I've looked at more robot building ideas than I care to admit, so I thought I'd share some of my favorites.  Thankfully, robots are cheap and fairly easy to put together! 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! To build a robot (or…Read more …
Name Tag Templates – Maker Fun Factory VBS

Name Tag Templates – Maker Fun Factory VBS

For the last few years, we've printed our own name tags and put them in ID sleeves attached to lanyards.  These are affordable and have lasted really well!  We've had to throw away a few lanyards, but most of them can be re-used multiple years. 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!  The prices referenced here are current as of publishing, but retailers change pricing often. Materials Cardstock Paper…Read more …
How to Make Blueprints for Under $1 – Maker Fun Factory VBS

How to Make Blueprints for Under $1 – Maker Fun Factory VBS

Good afternoon!  I am so excited to share with y'all the cheapest, easiest blueprint-making-method ever!  Carrie A. (who is part of our Maker Fun Factory facebook group) made these phenomenal (and huge) blueprints for pennies.  They are large and will be a quick, easy way to decorate spaces (think hallways, stairwells, on stage, etc). 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! Supplies Blue fadeless paper (you can use sky…Read more …
Bible Verse Printable Posters {NIV & NLT}: Maker Fun Factory VBS

Bible Verse Printable Posters {NIV & NLT}: Maker Fun Factory VBS

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! Group uses the NLT bible for their curriculum.  I'm usually okay with this translation {it's supposed to be one of the best for readability}, but there are times where I'm not a fan.  This year's Maker Fun Factory VBS bible verses are a prime example.  There are times where this NIV-raised lady just needs to hear the phrase "fearfully and wonderfully made".…Read more …
Money Saving VBS Supplies: Maker Fun Factory

Money Saving VBS Supplies: Maker Fun Factory

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! Group has VBS supplies you can order directly from them for everything from advertising to crafts.  However, I've been able to find similar items at half the price (or less) for most of the Group supplies... and if you know me at all, you know few things excite me as much as saving money!  {Can you tell yet that I'm an Amazon…Read more …
DIY Bible Point Buddies – Maker Fun Factory VBS

DIY Bible Point Buddies – Maker Fun Factory VBS

Group sells Bible Buddies, but I would rather spend our money elsewhere, so I designed DIY Bible Point Buddies!  They're cost-effective and super easy to make.  You could choose to hand out DIY Bible Buddies that either have the bible verses on them or the daily bible point.  These have the bible point on them.  I shared some earlier in the week with the bible verse. Materials Bible Point Buddy prints Paper cutter Laminator Laminating sheets Handheld hole punch Carabiner key ring Directions Order Bible Point Buddy prints.  You can download the Bible Point Buddy graphics below.  To save…Read more …
DIY Bible Verse Buddies – Maker Fun Factory VBS

DIY Bible Verse Buddies – Maker Fun Factory VBS

Group sells Bible Buddies, but I would rather spend our money elsewhere, so I designed DIY Bible Verse Buddies!  They're cost-effective and super easy to make.  You could choose to hand out DIY Bible Buddies that either have the bible verses on them or the daily bible point.  These have the bible verse on them.  I'll share some later this week that have the daily bible point on them. 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.…Read more …