2007 VBS Craft ideas


Vacation Bible School Curriculum - Additional Craft Resources 

    Crafts are so much fun in VBS - usually one of the stations kids look forward to the most! I believe it is absolutely possible to provide great crafts for VBS without them costing a lot of money - after all, most churches have tight budgets, especially for VBS. Consider some of the following ideas from Oriental Trading, GuildCraft and S&S Worldwide!

 


Oriental Trading Company

www.oriental.com


Glass Ladybug beads
50 beads


Clamrose shell beads
150 shell beads


Glass fish shaped beads
50 beads in transparent colors


Glass cube shaped beads
50 beads in transparent colors

Hematite heart beads
150 tiny heart beads

Glass duck beads
25 beads

Swirl beads
300 beads

Wire Memory Coil
12 wires, available as silvertone or assorted colors

Enamel Western charms
36 charms

Plastic sports ball beads
300 beads








    Jewelry making supplies from Oriental Trading provide a wealth of options for your vbs! From plastic beads to glass beads, children can make quality crafts to keep or give to others! The creative selection of beads allow you to connect with your setting - sports beads with sports setting vbs, western charms with ranch vbs settings, ducks with water park vbs settings, etc - and the heart beads can tie in with lessons on Jesus' love for us as well as lessons about us loving others. The cube beads and swirl beads and other "filler" beads allow children to "fill in" their item while using just a few of the special lady bugs or duck beads - stretching your vbs craft dollars! I love the memory coil wire - makes interesting and creative bracelets and is really easy to use! Definitely check out Oriental Trading's jewelry supplies. Tremendously well done, Oriental Trading!

 



Color Your Own
Coasters

Color Your Own
Fuzzy Religious Magnets

  • each package includes enough for 12 kids -  each coaster has three picture options for kids to color and come with a plastic cover while the magnets have 3 fish, 3 Jesus loves me, 3 crosses and 3 Noah's ark
  • great for inexpensive extra time fillers
  • use for lessons about Jesus' love and telling others as kids can be encouraged to give their magnets to someone they know

Basketball Game Craft Kit

  • each package includes 12 complete kits
  • boys will love this craft!
  • use for sports theme vbs and use permanent ink pens to write any lesson point on game - this is a great craft!

Dry Erase Doorhangers

  • package includes 12 hangers with dry-erase markers for writing
  • use for any lesson - have kids decorate to fit with your lesson/point


Unfinished wooden slide whistles

  • package includes 12 wooden slide whistles
  • use for lessons on praising God or for any lesson - just write the point on the whistle
  • tip - use permanent ink markers to decorate whistle so you don't have to wait for paint to dry

Unfinished wooden fish

  • package includes 12 wooden fish
  • use for lessons with fish, water themes, or for telling others/fishing for men - decorate to match point
  • tip - use permanent ink markers to decorate fish so you don't have to wait for paint to dry

Canvas fish windsock craft kit

  • package includes 12 canvas fish
  • you will need to add string
  • use for lessons with fish, water themes, or for telling others/fishing for men - decorate to match point
  • tip - use permanent ink markers to decorate fish so you don't have to wait for paint to dry
 

Sports ball backpack tag craft kit

  • package includes 12 tags - 3 each of basketballs, footballs, baseballs and soccer balls
  • use for a sports theme vbs or for lessons about being on Jesus' team


    Oriental Trading has a wide variety of rubber ducks - cowboy ducks, professional ducks (nurses, firefighters, police, construction workers), beach ducks, sports ducks and religious ducks to mention a few. A number of vbs publishers make available little "toys" that have the daily verse or point on them so you can give one to each child each day. This can become costly. Consider getting these ducks and allow children to use permanent ink markers to write the verse/point on their duck each day instead of handing out the items from publishers. Kids love rubber ducks, so this is a fun and relatively inexpensive way to send home a verse/point reminder each day! Each package of ducks includes 12 ducks with three each of four different styles - enough for three children/four days.

    Oriental Trading has an extensive selection of craft items perfect for your VBS and your vbs budget! You, and the kids who attend your vbs, will be very happy with any selection you make from Oriental Trading! You can not go wrong with Oriental Trading as they truly allow you to get the most from you vbs dollars! Tremendously well done, Oriental Trading!


GuildGraft Inc.

www.guildcraftinc.com


Owner Stick

  • Complete kit  - enough for 24 kids
  • Use for lessons about following Jesus and serving Jesus!

Message in a bottle

  • Complete kit - enough for 18 kids
  • Use for lessons about trusting God, telling others and with Great Bible Reef

Way Cool Sunglasses

  • Complete kit - enough for 12 kids
  • Use for lessons on serving, following, Jesus protects us and for SonForce Kids or Quest for Truth

Shining Star Binoculars

  • Complete kit - enough for 24 kids
  • Use for lessons on following Jesus, training and with SonForce Kids

I Spy Necklaces

  • Complete kit - enough for 12 kids
  • Use for lessons on following Jesus, training and with SonForce Kids


Morse Code Necklaces

  • Complete kit - enough for 60 kids - great buy
  • Use for lessons on following Jesus, training and with SonForce Kids


Tambourine

  • Complete kit - enough for 24 kids
  • Use for lessons on praising God, serving, telling others, unity and God is Awesome

Dream Catcher Key Chain

  • Complete kit - enough for 30 kids
  • Use for lessons on Jesus protecting us and God is with us
  

    You can not go wrong with crafts from GuildCraft! They provide complete craft kits making them a great craft buy! GuildCraft pays attention to quality and fun - kids will love these crafts and be able to use them long after VBS making them a great buy - whenever kids see them they can remember the Bible lesson and application! Tremendously well done, GuildCraft! Buy with confidence from GuildCraft for all your church crafting needs!


S&S Worldwide

www.ssww.com


Metal Foil Gems

  • Complete kit - enough for 12 kids
  • Use for lessons on Creation, God's love, praising God

Tissue Paper Horns

  • Complete kit - enough for 12 kids
  • Use for lessons on praising God, celebrating or to decorate with your theme for the day


Rhythm Drums

  • Complete kit - enough for 24 kids
  • Use for lessons on praising God and for Avalanche Ranch

Crystal Sun Catchers

  • Complete kit - enough for 12 kids
  • Use for lessons on God's love, following God, serving others and praising God


    I really appreciate how S&S provides complete craft kits - everything you need is included in each kit allowing you to have an accurate cost per craft - some crafts provided by publishers only include some of the supplies you need so then you have to go out and buy more supplies adding to the cost per craft. These crafts available from S&S are sure to provide you with quality resources your kids will have fun putting together that you can tie in with the daily lessons! Tremendously well done, S&S Worldwide!


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