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Last year we dove down deep into God’s word when our church held our annual summer Vacation Bible School with Lifeway’s Submerged theme. (I shared lots of fun craft ideas for that particular theme which you can find here!)
This year, Lifeway is rolling out a SUPER cute theme called Galactic Starveyors where kids will discover the marvels of the sky painted by God the Creator!
Earlier last year when I first caught wind of what the theme would be, I got busy putting together all sorts of fun craft ideas that would be perfect to use as alternative craft ideas for the Galactic Starveyors theme. When I stumbled upon a pack of glow in the dark stars tucked away in my craft supply box, the wheels started turning a little more, and I came up with a super quick and easy craft that I think kids will really love!
Click >> HERE << for a full list of fun Galactic Starveyors Craft ideas for VBS 2017!
Having taught crafts in Sunday School and during VBS for numerous years, there’s a few things that I really look for when selecting the crafts that the kids will do. Is it quick? Is it easy? Does it have just a few components? Will it dry quickly? Will it capture their attention, or will it wind up in the trash can once it goes home? All of these questions were rolling through my mind when I was brainstorming and looking for a way to use these little glow in the dark stars.
I thought it’d be really nice for kids to make their own personalized night-sky painting on a canvas for them to hang in their room to serve as a reminder of God, and how He created all of the stars and numbered them all!
Since I wanted to keep it really simple, this craft project only requires just a few items that you can pick up at Walmart or buy in bulk online. You’ll need the following:
- Blank Canvases
- Black Craft Paint
- Sponge Paint Brushes
- Craft Glue
- Metallic Paint Markers
- Glow in the Dark Stars
You can also find all of these items on Amazon listed below for your convenience!
Painting the canvases should only take just a few minutes to paint and finish drying. You may have to remind kids to apply just a quick, light layer of paint to the canvas. Once it’s finished drying, have the children write the following verse on the board (or an applicable verse of your choosing!)
“He counts the stars and calls them all by name.” Psalms 147:4
Once they’ve written the Bible verse, have them select a handful of stars to add to their canvas and glue them each on with just a small dot of craft glue. Voila! Easy peasy and done in just a few minutes. That’s my kind of VBS craft project!