and enjoying summer.
Although I am not able to spend a ton of time with her during the school year,
I am so blessed to spend oodles of time together in the summer. Mom is the
Children’s Pastor at our home church, so for the past 15 years, one of our
annual ventures is organizing and decorating for Vacation Bible School. We
decorate under the philosophy that VBS is the one week of the year that is
entirely about our children. So, VBS is definitely a party. For the past 2
weeks, Mom and I have spent 10 hours a day decorating and painting and
constructing and all the other tasks that come with transforming a church into
Kingdom Rock (a Group Vacation Bible School)!
To show you our completed efforts, I am linking up with 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made It.
latex paint, paper from Dick Blick, 2 ladders, a pencil, lots of paper plates,
brushes, and paint shirt, this 17′ x 10′ beast hangs on the main wall in our
Children’s Center. (Note – to hang large murals, always use grommets to make
sure it’s secure!)
we have a service project that our friends help with. This year, we are
supporting the construction of a water well in Africa through The
Water Project. Mom and I ventured to Lowes wanting to build a water pump
(to collect coins in), and we definitely succeeded. We headed to the plumbing
section, started throwing random PVC pieces together, and the Lowes man thought we were cRaZy…but he finally came to our rescue! 🙂 The top screws off, so
kids can put coins inside and after we spray painted it silver, it looks
soon as you walk into our church, you see a large, red Coke machine. As an
attempt to mask the terrible looking machine and prohibit our 6-year-old
friends from drinking caffeine before they come to us, we built a castle using
blue insulation board (8′ x 4′). Blue insulation is GOLD, people. Gold, I say. It
can easily be cut using a razor knife, is easily painted, and it is lightweight
(i.e. if it falls, it will not crush a child)! I gave the blue board a coat of
gray, sponged darker grey blocks, and then cut out saw pieces. Then, I used
wire zip ties to connect the two sides of the castle and taa-daaaa! 🙂
I really love VBS and we make a great team. When you put all the bits and
pieces together you get this….
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