19 Inexpensive Decorating Ideas for Sunday School Rooms

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Decorating your Sunday school classroom to be an exciting learning environment for kids can be tough on a budget. Here are 19 ideas that’ll cost you next to nothing…

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Ugh. The bleak walls. The boring layout. The stale carpet. The blank bulletin boards. You have a job ahead of you — transforming your Sunday school classroom into an exciting learning environment that kids will flock to. But just as you let your imagination roll, reality reminds you that (of course) there’s always The Budget to consider.

You can transform your room on a tight budget — and here are 19 ideas that’ll cost you next to nothing and make your students say, “Wow!”

Dynamic Door

Back Pockets  Storage is often an issue in classrooms, especially those prone to clutter. So purchase (www.spacesavers.com) or sew a hanging over-the-door pocket bag. To sew the pocket bag, you’ll need a 7X2-foot piece of durable fabric. Cut out pockets of different fabrics in varying shapes and sizes, and sew them on the larger piece.

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Outside the Box  Don’t just decorate your door, make it part of the big picture! Use butcher paper for a temporary scene or latex paint for a permanent scene. For example, re-create John 20:1-9 by making your door the tomb entrance. Make your door the opening to the tomb, and create the scene outside the tomb on the walls. Then write the verse above your door.

Cliffhanger  Choose an event from the Bible and illustrate it on your classroom door — storyboard-style. For example, depict four scenes from Noah’s Ark. Leave the conclusion a mystery, and tease visitors with a sign that says, “What happened next? Come in to find out!”

Creative Ceilings

Border Have kids lend a hand — and character — to this fun ceiling decoration. Create a handprint border around the top of the wall or the ceiling using several different colors of tempera paint.

Mobiles  Mobiles are an easy way to liven up any drab room, and they make a creative class project.

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