Bringing the majesty of the Matterhorn to your music rotation is more than possible. It’s downright easy when you follow the step-by-step instructions in the Decorating Made Easy book. Is it much work to create a monumental mountain like this? Yes, it is work. So don’t go at it alone. While you’re pondering how monumental to make your room decorations, perhaps these tips will help you with ideation.
Tip #1: The cover of your Music Rotation Leader Guide is great inspiration. You can use it to draw an outline of your own mountain and sky, and it will give you ideas for colors.
Tip #2: Decorate with the VBS 2012 Quick Scene Visual Pack Posters. Eight posters come in the pack, and one of them features the Matterhorn!
Tip #3: Don’t put those artificial trees back in the attic after Christmas! You’ll need them in a few months for VBS. Church members may be willing to loan their artificial trees for use, or you might find some really good sales after Christmas. Artificial trees are a great way to fill space and add atmosphere to your music room.
Tip #4: Accessorize. There are lots of ways enhance your room with accessories. Try hanging a silhouette of an airplane, or hang a few of the VBS 2012 Inflatable Airplanes. The VBS 2012 String Flags are also fun to hang. Add a VBS 2012 Soaring Stand Up to your room. Not only is it a fun room decoration, it doubles as a photo booth! Kids will want to pose for a photo with a friend as they fly over the Matterhorn.
With all these resources, creating an environment for your music rotation that excites kids will be a breeze!
Coordinates for the Matterhorn— 45˚ 58’35″N 7˚39’30″E
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.
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.
Coordinates for Victoria Falls— 17˚ 55’28″S 25˚51’24″E