Today I am sharing an idea that I just pulled off this past weekend for our church VBS.
The theme was “Walk Thru the Old Testament,” which begins with Creation!
As usual, I was the craft lady, so I wanted everyone to take home something neat that would last. As my second-oldest has been enthralled with making terrariums, I had a light bulb moment one day that a “Creation Terrarium” would be cool.
It turned out to be a huge hit! As we had a different format this year and families did VBS together, both adults and kids had the opportunity to make one.
I incorporated different elements of Creation–animals, rocks, plants, soil…
Some kids placed little frogs in theirs and others put in small animals that I had available.
To pull this off for a group, I set it up like an assembly line. Here is the order in which I placed things:
- plastic quart jar
- potting soil
- small fern (we used leather wood ferns)
- moss (some foraged from our area and reindeer moss)
- small animal
- small rock
- twine or yarn, already cut
- tag with markers to write their name on
I also put down brown roll paper on the tables to make for easy clean-up, which worked quite nicely!
Overall, I’m pretty pleased with how they turned out. Unfortunately I didn’t get good pics with my camera while this was going down:( The kids made some really neat ones, and they were all just a little different!
If you’re looking for a cool, non-junky VBS craft, this is a great option. A little more involved than what I usually have, but well worth it!!