It’s time again to start decorating for Vacation Bible School. This year most of the Answers in Genesis decorations require hand painted pieces so that’s what I’m working on today.

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I’ve used large cardboard boards and put down a coat of white ceiling paint with a roller to get started. The big screen I am doing (against the wall) has a tempera paint red border (the curriculum says black but I want it fun). Next is the “World of Wonders Zone” sign which will be ringed with blinking christmas lights (thanks Jennifer for the blinking idea!)…

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I am doing this with a white coat of ceiling paint too, and I decided to take it a step further than the Teachers Guide shows and turn the O in WOW into a globe. Maybe I’ll add their roller coaster too… I measured the space between light bulbs on the strand and they are 3 inches apart so I planned the dots around the border to poke thru after its painted. The lights will be taped on the back (the wires I mean). I inserted a blinker bulb to get them to flash… This is gonna be cool I hope! More pix to come as I get further.

The painting is done for this one, now to outline with a heavy marker, cut and install lights…

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Hopefully others can use these tips (or locally can use my signs after our VBS is over)!

UPDATE: take a look at the finished product! I used 2 or three blinker bulbs, but I did have to adjust the spacing of the bulbs and have them 2 inches apart to account for the stretching when inserting the wires and bulbs thru the holes I punched with a tiny screwdriver.

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