As you all know I am a Sunday School/Kids church teacher at my church. Recently our new Sunday School Superintendent determined that our Sunday School and Kids church rooms needed a cohesive theme throughout for the quarter and it was decided that...."SECRET AGENT"...should be the theme. Since I am the lead over kids church it was my job to decorate the kids church area for that theme. I googled and searched Pinterest for ideas and this is what I came up with...
This is the entrance to the Kids Church area...
Now I know this is a home decor blog but humor me this once...as you might decide to do a theme like this in your pre-teen aged boys bedroom...if you happen to have one of those like I do...See my little "secret agent" on the left!
The Headquarters sign was made from black posterboard and yellow duct tape. I printed the letters from my computer in 500 pt. "STENCIL" font.
The doors were covered in aluminum foil using spray adhesive. The "guard" image was found on the internet and was printed off at www.blockposters.com and it was totally free.
The "vault" like door has a chip/dip platter spray painted silver for a handle and hung with a push pin through the center (that means no damage to the door when it's time to take it down). The entrance code pad is a large calculator from dollar tree. The secret to getting it stay on the door was to leave it in it's cardboard package and tape the whole thing to the door with shiny silver techno duct tape which I also found at dollar tree. The green "Retinal Scanner was printed off the internet and taped to the door. The little silver box is a "thumb print" scanner and was made from a room freshener I found for $1 at the grocery store and spray painted silver.
Open the headquarters "vault" with the secret code; of course, and you enter the registration room...
Where the kids registered to become AGENTS OF TRUTH. The posters on this wall were also made at www.blockposters.com with plain printer paper from images I found on the interest. (PS...in case your interested, Block Posters.com is a totally free site where you can download any image you want and turn it into any size poster you want.) A totally GREAT resource!!!
The footprints and magnifying glasses are also plain printer paper printed from images I found on the internet. Super easy and totally free.
Of course we had to give our new agents directions (clues) as to where everything was at so I made up signs to guide them to the different areas...These were made from posterboard.
Now moving right along we will enter into the hub of where everything happens...the classroom...or "TRAINING CENTER" I should say...
No training center would be complete without a target range!
Or a body outline. Painters tape isn't just for painting anymore! Hehehe. I free handed the outline on the floor with painters tape...it's a little wonky but the kids loved it and it's one of my favorite things too!!
Of course every training room needs a briefing and assignment area.
You might have noticed that all the doors in this main area have signs saying what they are. These are Sunday school classrooms. The Evidence room is my Sunday school class so I especially wanted this door to be cool...
Though hard to see it all in this HORRIBLE picture, I covered the door in foil, added a "calculator" entrance code pad and three "combination code" vault handles made from plastic paper plate holders that I spray painted silver. I love how it turned out...(I will try to upload a better picture of it later).
Anyway, EVERYTHING turned out SUPER CUTE. The kids and even the adults love it....yes, because it's totally COOL!!! and what boy (or Sunday school student) do you know who wouldn't love a room decked out in "SPY" gear?
This was really easy (and fun) to do. Inexpensive too, and the best part is there was no painting or major projects involved. The only supplies used were just printer paper, posterboard, aluminum foil, spray adhesive, duct tape, chip dip platters, plastic paper plate holders a couple calculators and few maps and things I already had. You might say it is a "disposable" theme. There's not a lot of money or time tied up into it and when you are finished with it you simply take it all down and throw it away. No repainting, no re-anything. So easy and just plain cool!!
So, are you feeling all "secret agenty" now? Me too, so I think I am going to head on over to the thrift store and "spy" out some cute "secret agent" gear for my Sunday school class.
Have a great rest of the week!