VBS Crafts

I got a little sidetracked but as promised I am going to post the finished product of our VBS crafts. I thought they all turned great and the kids had a great time making them.

Here is a picture of Dustin’s truck as we prepared for concrete night. Thank goodness for a husband who is willing to help because he sure did!

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Concrete night consisted of making stepping stones which was my favorite craft of the week! We used Quikcrete, water for mixing, plastic plant trays for our molds and gems from the dollar tree for decoration. I’m not going to lie it was a bit hectic and stressful but we got it done and here was the result:

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The only problem I found with this project is having room to allow for them to dry.

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Here are some of the other crafts we did during the week.

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These adorable cross sun catchers came from oriental trading.

We also made magnetic picture frames from oriental trading and “cotton candy” from water color paper, food coloring, and shaving cream. In the mix of the chaos I failed to take pictures of those crafts but I will post the links to those crafts on another day.

Hope this is helpful to anyone currently still having VBS. Feel free to ask any questions. Hope everyone has a wonderful week.

– Carey

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2 thoughts on “VBS Crafts

  1. Great idea on stepping stones! I have a couple of questions. One- how many stones did you do and how much quick crete did it take? Two- what did you let the kids use to carve words in the crete? Three- How long does it take it to dry? Thanks for the information. I was short one craft . I like doing different crafts from others.

    • Hi Louisa,

      Great questions because I had a hard time finding that information out myself! That night at VBS we ended up have around 120 children for stepping stones and it took about 6 bags of the 80lb concrete mix. We used a wheelbarrow to mix the water and concrete and got it to a pudding like consistency. It is best to have it sit out for around 10-15 minutes to let the concrete cure a bit before letting the kids design on it. Every child got the chance to put their hand in the concrete and then decorate with the small gems and large colored stones. (Just a tip – the stones worked the best after they dried!) The plan was to write their name above the hand print to determine whose was whose but the names just didn’t want to stay. So instead, we wrote the name on the tray and when the stone was dry we wrote the name on the bottom with a sharpie. We finished the project at 8:30 that night and by VBS the next day at 6:00 they were dry and ready to take home! I hope this helps you! Let me know if you have any other questions, I would be glad to help. 🙂

      Thanks, Carey

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