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Decorating for your VBS is no small task, and coming up with ideas can sometimes be difficult. Use these decorating resources to help you get those creative juices flowing!
Main Set
Main Set
The main stage at Everest VBS is made from low-cost materials such as cardboard, Styrofoam, paint, borrowed outdoor gear, sheets, and any billowy fabrics.
Base Camp Entrance
Base Camp Entrance
Crates and borrowed gear create an atmosphere that's similar to the high craggy base camp of Everest.
Camp Fire
Camp Fire
Cozy fire made from painted Styrofoam and a simple electric campfire.
Crew Signs
Crew Signs
Some simple stuffing goes a long ways for frosting out your Everest environment.
Entry
Entry
Fake pine trees, sacks, and tents make great entry pieces at your Everest VBS.
Everest Equipment
Everest Equipment
Ropes, snowshoes, tents, lanterns, and all other outdoor gear is game for your craggy outdoor decor.
Floor Snow
Floor Snow
Some simple white fabric can be used to create a billowed snow look along your hallways.
Storage Crates
Storage Crates
A close-up look at how crates can be used to create embellishments at your Everest VBS.
Hanging Equipment
Hanging Equipment
Hanging equipment from railing or any other structures at your church is a sure way to create that mountaineering look.
Ice Cave
Ice Cave
Lightcicles line this hallway along with some fabric to create an eerie yet inviting ice cave.
Ice Hall
Ice Hall
This ice hall was created with fabric and snow embellishments. There's even a replica later on the left just like they use to cross the crevasses in the Khumbu Icefall on Everest.
Painted Mountains
Painted Mountains
Layered cardboard can be used to create mountain scenes all around your Everest VBS.
Styrofoam Rocks
Styrofoam Rocks
Painted Styrofoam does a great job at creating a craggy scene where some little mountaineers may have camped.
Rope Rail
Rope Rail
Paper bags, brown craft paper, paint, and rope combine to create craggy rope railings.
Snowflakes
Snowflakes
Use snowflakes often and at varying heights to create scenes of falling snow at your VBS.
Snowshoes
Snowshoes
Snowshoes make a great set piece as a part of your main stage or just as some additional gear to outfit your Everest decor.
Snow Hallway
Snow Hallway
Snowflakes, Winter Sky Plastic Backdrop, and Snowscape Plastic Backdrop combined to create a winter wonderland.
Main Set
Main Set
Your main set will be sure to pop with giant elephants, relaxing Thai beaches, and glowing lanterns.
Bamboo Backdrop
Bamboo Backdrop
Authentic photos from Thailand stand out against this easy-to-use Bamboo Corobuff.
Lanterns
Lanterns
Create a festive atmosphere with a Rainbow Lantern Garland and the Bamboo Fabric Backdrop.
Stone Walls
Stone Walls
Stones made out of foam core and paint and a little straw help set the scene for Bible Adventures.
Signage
Signage
Let everyone know where they are going with fun directional signage.
Cityscape
Cityscape
Cover a large space in a snap with the CityScape and Starry Night Backdrops.
Crew Signs
Crew Signs
Crew members get creative and decorate their own signs...no danger of anyone getting lost here!
Door Wrap
Door Wrap
Add some easy Cross Culture flair to any space, including a door, with patterned decorating paper.
Thai-style Hut
Thai-style Hut
Create a Thai-style hut easily with water fabric, raffia table skirts, and lotus flowers!
Hanging Tapestries
Hanging Tapestries
Cover large areas with gorgeous fabrics in vibrant colors and textures.
Jungle
Jungle
Create a jungle atmosphere with the Jungle Trees plastic backdrop and Tropical Flower border...perfect for your Preschool Passport to Thailand area.
Straw Mats
Straw Mats
Straw mats are great reminders for little ones to circle up in the Preschool Passport to Thailand area.
Tissue Strawberry
Tissue Strawberry
This Tissue Strawberry almost looks good enough to eat...perfect for your Thai Treats station.
Lotus Flower
Lotus Flower
The lotus flower is the most common flower in Thailand and adds beauty to your Thailand Trek set. Set them against the water fabric backdrop to create vibrant ponds.
Main Set
Main Set
The main set at Hometown Nazareth comes to life with rugs, wicker baskets, some greenery, and painted Styrofoam.
Wood Table
Wood Table
Create an authentic table with some paint and Styrofoam or some scrap wood.
Sheep
Sheep
Sheep at Hometown Nazareth can be created with Styrofoam, cardboard, wood, or any other sturdy materials that can be propped up.
Baskets and Pots
Baskets and Pots
Baskets, simple greenery, and pots make great additions to your Nazareth decor.
Wood Bundle
Wood Bundle
Bundled twigs tied together with rope can outfit corners and other tight spaces.
Stone Staircase
Stone Staircase
A close-up of the staircase that is part of the main set. Styrofoam and paint makes this entry pop.
Food Market Table
Food Market Table
The food market is open for business with hardy snacks for everyone.
Food Market
Food Market
Wood bowls and woven baskets are a great way to make your food market have that authentic touch.
Burlap Sacks
Burlap Sacks
Burlap sacks and other soft containers can be used to hold grain or other fillers.
Basket
Basket
There's no such thing as not enough wicker baskets at Hometown Nazareth VBS. Fill them with fruit, greenery, and other knickknacks.
Corral and Pasture
Corral and Pasture
Corral your sheep with a log fence and add greenery to create a pasture setting.
Table Embelishments
Table Embelishments
Baskets and cloths can be used as embellishments on your tables.

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