I have been posting the craft projects over on facebook that the kids will be doing during VBS. I'm having a really hard time deciding what the Juniors and Youth age will be doing. I've changed my mind SEVERAL times! I finally decided on a couple to begin with. The one to be started on Day 2 of VBS is a bit involved, so I decided to explain the process here.
Day 1 - Juniors and Youth
A cute maze using gift boxes and straws from $Tree. Each gift box will serve 2 kids. I created the maze in my scrapbooking program and printed them out. I cut up 4 straws for each maze. Ended up buying high-bounce balls to replace the marbles I could NOT find for the project!
Day 2 Junior/Youth
To learn more of what Gelli Art is, watch this YouTube video by Lindsay, the Frugal Crafter. She shows what you do with this so I don't have to explain it! Click here ---> How to make a gelatin place and prints (down in the right corner, you can click to get rid of the ad that will start).
So, I found these plastic trays at the $Tree and decided they were the perfect size for making prints. So, I made this one last night and let it set up overnight.
So, I squirted a few drops of acrylic craft paint on the molded gelatin.
You can tell where I laid the paper. You can also see some of the original drops of paint that were too dry to spread. I forgot to take a photo of what the paper looked like.
Also, I found out pretty quickly that the center of the plastic tray was raised instead of laying flat and touching the surface of the desk. Hence, the left over paint there in the center. The paint would not release and the gelatin was very thin in that spot.
I decided to melt down the gelatin and re-mold it using one of those acrylic box-type frames. It is basically the same size as the green tray, but it is more sturdy. I found the most level surface in the kitchen (the stove top) and poured the melted gelatin in. It is setting up overnight. I will be anxious to try it out again!