Wednesday, June 26, 2013

She Blinded Me With Science

So they have a science station at Vacation Bible School, for the younger kids.  I don't know what science projects they're doing, because I'm with the older kids doing mission projects.  But I made these door decorations for the science room.

Love this one!  The DP is old ( can't even remember the name of it and it was one of my fave lines!)  I used Cri-kit markers to draw the details on the beaker, flask, and test tube, and I love how the beaker in the middle seems to have a combination of the substances on either side!  This cut and the next are from Locker Talk.

Here is a microscope.  I cut it out using those fun bright papers, so it doesn't really look much like a microscope, but I like it anyway.

This fun atom is from Nifty Fifties.  I cut all the colors from glitter CS.

Love this bug in a jar!  It's from Boys Will Be Boys.  

Again with the glitter CS--cut is from Recess.

And the recycle symbol, from one of my fave carts, Give a Hoot.

I have had so much fun making these.  I've also had fun teaching at VBS.  Yesterday we baked cookies and made thank you notes and took them to the first responders in our town.  Today we made pipe cleaner mosquitoes and tie-dyed T-shirts.  Our overall mission is to buy mosquito nets for kids in Zimbabwe.  So far we have bought 10 at $10 apiece.  Our new goal is 20.  The mosquitoes are to raise awareness about malaria in our congregation.  The tie-dying was just for fun.

The kids are really great, but we have 16, and, well, let's just say, they're not quiet types.   Last night and tonight I had to have a little drinky-binky when I got home.  Thank God we are Methodists!  My son is also volunteering, shepherding the 2nd graders (he is getting a milkshake LOL).  My husband helped serve the meal prior to VBS tonight, and Ems is attending, so it really is a family affair!

What are some of the ways you use your talents in the world?  I know my friend Chris sells her cards and donates the money to her local animal shelter.  Lots of people send their cards to the Ronald McDonald House or Operation Write Home.  How about you?  Let me know in the comments!

Have an awesome day!


L.B. said...

What fun. Love the little lady bug in a jar! Have a great week

Chris said...

omg these are fabulous!! the kids will love them all!!

Angela said...

It sounds like Bible School has been a lot of good that you are all involved! Love all your door decor!

As for sharing my talents...right now I am helping my daughter raise money for a People to People trip abroad...we are baking cupcakes...yum!