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Make Your Own Dream Catchers

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Activity Overview

According to Indian legend, dream catchers are hung above a sleeping area in a place where the morning light can hit them. The nature of the Dream Catcher will attract all sorts of dreams to its webs. When bad dreams come, they cannot maneuver their way through the web and get caught in the webbing where the first light of day causes them to melt away. The good dreams already know the way go through the center of the web and they will slide down the feathers to the sleeping child below. Create your own dream catcher to hang in your room and capture those good dreams for yourself.

Materials Needed

  • A paper plate
  • Assorted beads
  • String
  • Scissors
  • Feathers
  • Glue Gun
  • Paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Hole punch

How to Make It

  1. Puncture your scissors in the center portion of a paper plate and cut the round inside out of the plate, leaving just the rim.
  2. Paint the remaining rim any way that you would like and allow to dry.
  3. Use your hole punch to make holes all along the inside edge of the rim, but do not make the holes too close to the edge or the may rip through.
  4. Insert string through one of the holes and tie off to secure it to the plate.
  5. Weave the string back and forth through different holes in the plate rim, adding beads as you go until all holes are woven through.
  6. Punch a hole in the top and about 4 or 5 more holes along the bottom of the rim.
  7. Tie a separate string through the top and add beads and tie off in a loop for hanging.
  8. Insert individual strings through the bottom holes. String beads on.
  9. Add a dab of glue into the hole of the pony beads and insert a feather or two. Tie off.
  10. Repeat this with each string, hole, bead and feathers along the bottom rim.
  11. Hang

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