It started out because Monday’s VBS had a theme of “nautical…”
At our church’s VBS, we have a ton of fun. Each night has a theme, similar to a “spirit week” at school for homecoming or whatever. I really love getting into the themes…
Anyway, I had no idea how to dress in a nautical way with what I had on hand, or help my daughter to do so, for that matter. I got to thinking… Boat-related…hmmm…maybe we could wear headbands with boats on them!!
The night before, I broke out the pipe cleaners…and then the floral wire because I had wimpy pipe cleaners, old scrapbook paper, and scraps of fabric–and my glue gun. (I went through so much glue gun glue this week!!) While watching TV, I made little paper boats with sails (similar to the one I made for B’s first birthday cake!) and tethered them to headbands for V and me.
The next night was “under sea” night. Since the headband idea had worked the night before, I decided to continue with the theme, even though V had a mermaid costume to wear from her dress-up clothes. I had a printed fabric panel with shells and fishes, so I fussy-cut them out with a matching felt backer. (I made my blouse back in 2009!)
(Wednesday night was color night, so V wore her purple shirt. I had ballet class, so I was unable to go myself.)
By Thursday, I had a reputation to live up to! Thursday was pajama night, so I made moon-and-stars headbands for V and I to wear. (See more about V’s robe HERE)
Each age group/class at VBS has a color associated with it– my daughter was a “Lil Purple Guppy,” and the adult support teams have colors, too– my team, the snack team, was aqua, and we received a color-coded bandanna to wear to identify ourselves. I tried to make sure to incorporate our color (and in my case, pieces of my bandanna!) into our headbands each night!