Friday, April 13, 2018

Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus VBS Craft Ideas!

Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus VBS Craft Ideas!

In Shipwrecked, Group's 2018 VBS, your kids will learn to rely on God in all of life’s circumstances! Explore the wonders of sand and shore with these beach-themed crafts, little reminders of God's beautiful creation in the midst of life's storms.

Paper Plate Fish 

What You Need: 
Paper Plate
Tissue Paper (any color)
Tinfoil  (silver wrapping paper also works!)
Acrylic Paint
Paintbrush (or sponge)
PVA Glue
White Paper or Large Googly Eye

1.Paint your paper plate using a paint brush or sponge. (A sponge might work better for younger children because the plate will get soggy with too much paint.)
2.Cut out a small triangle from one side of the plate to create a mouth. Staple this triangle to the other end of the plate to make a tailfin.
3.Cut your tissue paper into small 2”-3” teardrop-shaped strips. These will be your fish’s scales. Glue the scales onto the top of the plate.
4.Complete your fish with a large googly eye or paper eye in the top left (or right) corner.

Colored Sand Bottle Art

This is a great craft for kids of all ages! You can make colored sand using salt and either chalk or food coloring. Then separate the different colors into bowls. Give each of your kids a small jar, and let them pour the colors of their choice into the jar using a funnel or folded piece of construction paper. For extra fun, let your kids make the colored sand themselves!

Two Ways to Make Colored Sand

For Chalk:

What You Need:
Large Colored Chalk (bright colors work best)
Paper Plate

1.Pour your salt (as much as you think you will need for one color) onto a paper plate.
2.Take a piece of chalk and rub it against the salt on your plate in a side-to-side motion. You will soon start to see the color of the chalk coming off onto the salt. Continue rubbing until you get the color you desire. Pour this colored salt into a bowl.
3.Clean off the excess salt from your plate. Then repeat steps one and two for as many colors as you would like.

For Food Coloring:

What You Need: 
Food Coloring
Plastic Ziploc Bags

1.Pour ½ to a whole cup of salt into a plastic bag.
2.Put 10 to 12 drops of food coloring into the bag.
3.Seal the bag, and sift the salt around in the food coloring until all the salt is evenly colored. You may add more food coloring for more vibrant color.
4.Repeat steps one through three for each color.
5.Let the colored salt dry in the bag overnight before use.

*Tip: Make sure you make enough sand to fill all of the jars. You might want to measure out your salt initially using the size of jar that your kids are going to fill. It’s better to make a little more than you think you will need since the salt will settle a little bit after it’s poured into the jars.

  1. To view more supplies for your Shipwrecked VBS Prep click HERE!

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