LifeWay’s latest VBS theme, Agency D3, is so exciting that it’s difficult not to get lost in the details and lose your sight of your budget. I attend a new small scale church that doesn’t participate in VBS, but I loved this theme so much that I decided to bring the agency to my Sunday school class. These creative tricks and shopping tips can help directors and team leaders if you’re planning for 10 special agents or 10,000.
Tip # 1: Dollar Tree is your friend.
I know that this is no secret, but even I was surprised by the amount of items that Dollar Tree offered in this theme. I started by reading through all of the lessons and making a list of the items that I would need. I found more than half of it at Dollar Tree. I even found some unexpected items like tires for the training grounds. Yes, I found tires at Dollar Tree that are even more perfect than getting them at the junk yard! All of these items are also available at dollartree.com if you don’t have a Dollar Tree in your area.
The tires are inflatable pool toys. I am going to fill these with water to weigh them down before the games begin.
No special agent briefcase is complete without a finger printing kit. These stamp pads made creating that kit super simple.
Black foam boards are another must have item. These were upwards of $3 everywhere else.
I saw this idea on Pinterest, and decided to give it a go.
I also found the evidence boxes at Dollar tree.
There is no tutorial linked to it, but perhaps I will post one if it all works out.
There was no way that I was paying $16.00 a roll for evidence tape, so I purchased regular packing tape. I typed the words EVIDENCE SEAL in 100 point font and printed it on red construction paper. I will use the packing tape to attach the construction paper making it look just like the pricier stuff.
Look at all of the other great Agency D3 Dollar store goodies!