Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Jungle Safari, Registration area sign

So this morning, I am working on signs.  The first one is our registration sign in/out table.  This is also where kids will be picking up their t-shirts.

I wanted something that goes along with the theme, so I figured Base Camp would be good.

You will need:
Foam Core Board (can be used or dirty)
Roll of brown paper (found at Dollar Tree)
Roll of wood looking shelf liner (found at Dollar tree)
Funky paper
Cricut (optional, you can cut letters out manually)
Black Sharpie
Scrapbook Glue stick, my favorite is EK Success ZIG Glue

First cover one side with the brown paper and wrap it onto the back and use a good strong clear packing tape to tape the paper to the back side of the foam core.  Then cut strips of the wood looking shelf liner.  Place it on the paper to make it look almost like and old shipping box.

I used my Mickey Font and cut the letters out at 4.25 inch.  I used some animal print scrapbook paper.  Since the letters were 4.25 inch, it required two sheets of paper.  When done, I glued them on the brown paper.

With a black sharpie add four little dots on the strips to make it look like nails.  You can also outline the vertical strips with the sharpie.

VBS Themes....smells and sounds

One thing I love about Standard Publishing is each year's theme.  They are always so easy to work with.

The first year that I volunteered, was Inside Out and Upside Down on Main Street and I ran the Brown Bag Bistro site, which was the snack site.  Maybe because I am a Disney freak, when I think of something the idea of what it smells like comes to me. When I leader for the Brown Bag Bistro, I had a tart warmer in the window of the church kitchen.  Kids couldn't get to it and it was electric so there wasn't a flame.  I had a blueberry scone tart and the whole area smelled like cute little bistro.

The second year was Adventures on Promise Island and I had a coconut tart in the Coconut Cafe' and kids kept saying it smelled like a tropical island.  I loaded up my little Sansa Fuze with all sorts of tropical bird sounds.

Last year was God's Backyard Bible Camp Under the Stars. Oh this one I had fun with!  I would switch between Campfire TreatSummer Scoop, and Green Grass.  I found all sorts of bird calls, crickets, bat, owl hooting sounds and loaded my Fuze and had it hidden in some greenery near where the Backyard Food and Fun site was.  Kids would look all around for the birds and other animals.

This year's theme is Jungle Safari, Where Kids Explore the Nature of God.  I haven't decided what what kind of scents to use. I have found more jungle sounds like frogs, monkeys, orangutans, macaw and toucans.

Feel free to check out my Jungle Safari board on Pinterest.

VBS Jungle Safari Binoculars for our Bouncy Beetles

I am the VBS Coordinator for my church.  I love finding cute DIY ideas to go along with the theme.  Pinterest is my FAVORITE place to find inspiration.  I have a Board dedicated to Jungle Safari, Where Kids Explore the Nature of God.

This year's theme is so fun!!!

I found a cute idea on how to make Binoculars.  I am always saving toilet paper tubes and I think it drives my family nuts.

Anyway you will need:
Toilet Paper Tubs
Black Spray Paint
Black Yarn
Funky duct tape
Hot Glue Gun

First you want to glue two tubes together and let dry.

Then spray the tubes with black spray paint.  I just did a quick single coat.  They weren't as dark as I liked and you could still see where the paper was attached.  I don't really think it will matter to the kids and I even asked my trusty assistant Miss V and she said it was fine.

I then measured out a piece of yarn and glued it to the side of the tubes and let cool.  Then take duct tape and wrap it around and smooth the best you can.  I found that starting it in the crease between the two tubes was best and ended it there too.

So now I have 23 pair of binoculars!  Miss V thinks they are adorable!  I guess you could paint them any color and even fun bright colors to go along with the Jungle Safari Logo!