Submerged Stage Design

Submerged

Donna Lewis from Seneca Community Church in Romulus, NY brings us this underwater VBS look.

The church’s Vacation Bible School theme was “Submerged”. In keeping with this underwater concept, they incorporated a waterline and water bubbles mimicking the ocean. In real life, they used green and blue tule for the water line and pint-size ice cream lids for the bubbles.

When VBS was over, they removed the waterline (tule) and continued up the wall with the bubbles so it would cover the entire wall for their “worship service” stage design.

For bubbles, their materials were pint-size ice cream lids, strapping tape, white strong knitting thread, flat white tacks, and spray paint. Thread was taped to the back of each lid approximately 8 inches apart to make a continuous line (about 13 feet long). They did not measure each string for exact heights needed. To make it easier, they made all the strings the length of the highest point, then cut off the excess after it was hung.

They spray painted a semi-circle of BLUE on the left side and a dot of WHITE spray paint in the upper right corner. Tack the top circle to the wall and then the bottom circle. The top tack held the weight and the bottom tack held the string in place. They chose to stagger the lines and number of circles to give it an artsy feel verses a stiff, mechanical look.The lids were donated from a restaurant. The string, tape, and tacks were on-hand so the only cost to them was 2 cans of inexpensive spray paint.

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