Vacation Bible School Crafts

March 8, 2012

Girl at Vacation Bible SchoolWe order plain white t shirts from a bulk store, fabric markers from Oriental Trade Company, and iron-on computer paper. Before Bible School, we design an iron on based on our VBS Theme and print it on the iron-on paper (be sure to print it backwards so it irons on correctly!).


Then at Bible School, we let the kids go wild with the fabric markers. Be sure to put newspaper in the t-shirts so the markers don't bleed through. The kids decorate the front one day, and the back the next day. Sometimes they get their friends to autograph the shirts. All the kids wear their shirts for the closing program!

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July 16, 2010

At Vacation Bible School, you've always got tons of artwork that needs to dry. Ours is a sea theme this year. We're letting the kids create this ocean backdrop the first day in craft class to use all week.

sea life stamped on newspaper


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July 26, 2012

My daughter brought home these adorable sea oriented crafts from VBS. One is a lifesaver made out of a swim noodle held together with red and white duct tape, with nylon string made out of red attached to the red parts of it.

Sea themed crafts for Vacation Bible School



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April 23, 2010

I'm helping with a vacation bible school that has a "behind the scenes" like Hollywood theme. They have a red carpet set up for the kids to enter on, but we need help with decorations and craft/activity ideas that are more bible based than Hollywood-based. I'd love to hear any creative ideas.

By Amanda from Wichita, KS


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August 20, 20170 found this helpful

Make a photo frame by gluing popscicle or craft sticks to form a square. Have the kids cut out of magazines or color their own photos of God's handiwork in nature.


Glue a yarn hanger to the back.


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August 21, 20170 found this helpful

You could have posters made for "Oscar winning films", such as the birth of Jesus and other Bible events you want the children to remember.

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July 6, 2012

I would like craft ideas for a vacation bible school coed class ages 12 through 18.

By Nancy


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July 6, 20120 found this helpful

One craft that our older kids like to do is mosics. We buy cheap tile, then break it, and they make a trivit (base is a 8 by 8 peice of plywood.


Often they make a flower, cross or whatever with the tile on it. Often the lumber yards will give us broken tiles for free.

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March 23, 2017

This craft project is perfect for Vacation Bible School as well as parties. This is a page about fisher of men tic tac toe.

fish tic tac toe game


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April 23, 2010

I would like some craft ideas for my church for bible school this summer.

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