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How to Make a Dream Catcher

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How to Make a Dream Catcher

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How to Make a Dream Catcher: for a fun and easy craft project with the kids, this video shows how to make a dream catcher!
How to Make a Dream Catcher

Dream catchers are steeped in Native American tradition and have been used for centuries to keep bad dreams away and turn your good thoughts into good dreams. The belief is that they capture the bad dreams floating in the night air within the webbing and allow the good dreams to fall through the holes in the centre, into your sleeping head. When the sun rises, the bad dreams will disappear. Who wouldn’t want to wish good dreams upon their children?

I wanted to make one for my son and daughter so we headed off to the local craft shop to get some supplies!

TheWorks storefront

The Works, Castleford

We went to The Works in Castleford who have a large craft section – have a look at all these goodies!

in-store craft corner

in-store stationery

They have a massive range including beads, glitter, paints and supplies so we chose some colourful poster paints and some bright feathers and gemstones, then we popped to a local supermarket for some paper plates.

plates at supermarket

To make your dream catcher, here’s what you’ll need:

  • Paper plates
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Cereal Bowl
  • (Optional) Peg
  • Poster Paint & Brush
  • Ribbons of various colours or coloured craft card cut into thin strips
  • Sticky tape
  • Feathers
  • Gems
  • Craft glue
  • For the ‘how’, check out my video which shows you step by step instructions for creating your design.

    *Warning* This project is in two parts! I spread it over two days as you’ll need to allow the paint to dry first, so plan before you do this activity!!

    Making a dream catcher is a fun summer holiday project and after you’ve hung it in your child’s room you can enjoy cuddles and storytelling when you are putting the children to bed, knowing that they’ll have sweet dreams all night!

    Do you have any fun summer holiday craft project ideas? Share with me in the comments…

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    Comments to How to Make a Dream Catcher

    • This video has had a few nice comments on YouTube; see it on YT at this URL

      Nadine Hill 11th July 2015 8:54 am Reply
    • What a lovey idea, the happy face on your son in a supermarket says it all! Thank you for taking the time to post a video too, it really helps novice craft enthusiasts like me!

      Rebecca 20th July 2015 3:48 pm Reply
      • You’re welcome – I always find a video easier to follow too!!

        Nadine Hill 20th July 2015 5:41 pm Reply

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