Decorating Bible Study at Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is a series of massive waterfalls and is one of the natural wonders of the world. It can look really great in your church! Find step-by-step instructions in the Decorating Made Easy book on how to make your own version that looks like this.

Bible Study at Victoria Falls

It’s easy!

Tip #1: Everything is built out of two-inch Styrofoam®, available at your local hardware store. A jigsaw or hacksaw will make cutting the foam easier, but you can use a utility knife if the blade is long enough.

Tip #2: Make rocks: Cut Styrofoam into shaped pieces, rough up the edges, and glue the pieces together. A heat gun isn’t necessary, but it makes a really nice rough edge, and it’s fun to use. Top the foam with brown paint.

Tip #3: Hold it all together with bamboo skewers, PVC pipe, and duct tape. That’s right! No hammer or nails required.

Tip #4: Create the waterfalls by draping bed sheets over PVC pipe.

You can also view a clip we did with Melita where she gives us a closer look at how this fun environment was created.

I hope this inspires you with ideas and helps you to see how easy it can be to create a fun Bible study environment. Kids are going to be excited to learn about the God’s Word—right in the middle of Victoria Falls!

View the “Amazing Decorating Tips with Melita” for even more details on how we created this fun environment.

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Coordinates for Victoria Falls— 17˚ 55’28″S 25˚51’24″E

Oops! VBS 2008 Clip Art – Decorating Made Easy book

Oops! - Some of you are having trouble using the JPG clip art from the Decorating Made Easy book in applications like Microsoft Word and Microsoft Publisher. We’ve discovered that the JPG clip art files were saved differently this year (the graphic designers explained the problem to me, but I won’t try to repeat it – it’s all techno mumbo jumbo to me!!) which is why the clip art isn’t working like it has before. All that to say, we are putting the JPG clip art files from the Decorating Made Easy book up on our website in a format that should work like they have in prior years.

The clip art that is saved as other file types (EPS, PDF) on the CD in the Decorating Made Easy book are the same as before. PDFs will work with Microsoft Office, but you really need a graphics program (like photoshop or illustrator) to work with EPS files.

Here is a link to download the updated files.

Another way to fix these files so that they will work with Microsoft Word and Publisher is to open the clip art that you want to use in Paint (the graphic program that comes standard on most PCs) and then re-save it as a .PNG file. PNG (Portable Network Graphics) files are compatible with Microsoft Office.

So sorry for the mix-up – this won’t be a problem in future years!