Submerged Hallway Decorations

Submerged hallway decorations
Submerged hallway decorations

Submerged hallway decorations

Submerged Hallway Decoration Ideas

Don’t forget about the hallways. Kids get excited when the theme expands from their classroom into the other areas including the hallway. Use blue plastic tablecloths to cover the hallways. These can be purchase for $1 each at Dollar Tree.

Get some white thin netting and swoop from light to light as shown below and add Paper Plate Turtles to give a cool effect. Check out 5 easy steps to making Paper Plate Turtles.

Paper Plate Turtles - Submerged

Photo credit: Completely Kindergarten

Paper Plate Turtle Craft

These are easy to make and your kids can help with these easy decorations to add dimension to your hallways.

Paper plate Turtle craft VBS 2016 Submerged

Use green streamers to make the effect of seaweed starting from the floor of the hall going up to desired height. Make each one different sizes and twisting to give them dimension as seen below. Take a look at the detailed instructions on how to make Sea Weed from Streamers.

Submerged coral streamers

Cover your walls with blue paper or blue plastic tableclothes from Dollar Tree for $1 each or Walmart for $.97 each. Use the Underwater inflatable creatures from Dollar Tree to hang or attach to the walls to give the underwater theme dimension.

Dollar Tree Inflatables - Submerged VBS 2016 Submerged VBS 2016 Decorations Shark

sea horse - submerged

Submerged Inflatables


Use clear balloons to make the look of bubbles but do not air these up until a couple of days before your VBS week. You can also use the clear plastic Christmas Ornaments but I recommend you wait to buy them until after Christmas Season and all the decorations go on clearance. It pays to plan ahead. You can ask your local Walmart, Target and so on what is their typical mark down time for Christmas items.

Clear Balloons bubbles

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You can also use Blue Christmas Ornaments as bubbles as well. Makes for great texture and feel of underwater

Submerged Bubbles Christmas Ornaments



Submerged hallway decorations

VBS Submerged Hallway Decoration cardboard 2016





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12 Responses

  1. Kathy Casto says:

    Love all your ideas. Am doing a long hallway for Submerged VBS and can’t wait to sorry..(copy) some of these ideas. You are one talented, creative Mamma.

  2. Kathy Casto says:

    Love all your ideas. Am doing a long hallway for Submerged VBS this year. Hope you don’t mind that I copy some of your ideas???? You are one creative Momma!

  3. Liz says:

    Thanks for sharing! We are lifting your ideas !

  4. Teela says:

    For the balloon strands cam you use an air pump or does it have to be helium?

    • If you want them to float on their own then you need helium, but if you are hanging them by fishing wire you can just use an air pump. I personally like kids looking up and seeing the round towards them so I hang them with fishing wire and we have the grid ceiling so adding a paper clip to the end helps slide them into the grid. Makes for easier cleanup. Helium may not last as long for the week so its up to you how you want them to last. Kids can take the helium balloons home at the end of the week assuming they will last.

  5. Leslie Stalls says:

    What material is holding up the turtles?

    • Its like a white mesh material. The thin quilt backing. Its kinda see through. I think this one was from the white mesh from the bed skirt. I hope that helps, I just use what I can find cheaply!

  6. k says:

    can you give me instructions on how to make the bubble strands?

    • I have a combination of different ones. I found clear ornaments that I strung with fishing line and on the end is a paper clip to push in the grid ceiling. I am decorating the hallways tomorrow afternoon and plan to post those pictures soon. I also have the clear dessert plates that I taped the fish line to and hung with the paper clip. I also made circle bubbles from the freezer bags and same taped them with fishing line and hung from the ceiling. Hope that helps.

  7. mayra says:

    How big those clear balloons are? I mean how many inches and from where you got ?

  8. Candi says:

    Wow you are a life saver thank you so much I have been looking for clear balloons and couldn’t find them thank you👏🏾

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