Our Dream Catcher Craft For Kids will help get rid of bad dreams and makes a lovely homemade decoration for any child’s room.
My oldest son has been having bad dreams lately. Apparently, we’ve been letting him watch too many shark shows. Poor guy! I wanted to help him overcome his fears, so I thought it would be a good idea to make a nature-inspired Dream Catcher with him.
I had always heard of them growing up, but I never looked too much into it. When I mentioned it to my son, he became very interested in learning the history of dream catchers and was eager to have one of his own.
I mentioned the idea to my husband and was surprised to find out that he used to make dream catchers all of the time with his grandmother! I’ve known this man for over a decade and cannot believe that I never knew this about him! Needless to say, he couldn’t wait to help us out.
So, we hit the trail of our local reserve and searched for the perfect sticks, stems, flowers, and feathers to make our dream catcher for kids with. Ironically, the last time we were here, we made those cute little pinecone owls!
Dream Catcher Craft For Kids
- Nature!! Enjoy yourself, let your child make this their own and gather whatever they desire.
- You will need curved sticks to create a circle and items to hang from yarn.
- Yarn – We chose thin yarn so as not to break the sticks or be too tough to tie. Any color is perfect, my son chose a neon greenish.
Step 1: Take your two curved sticks and form a circle. Ensure there’s a little bit of overlap so the sticks can be secured together.
Step 2: Wrap the two overlapped sections several times with yarn and secure it with two starter knots (the knot you start to tie your shoe with). Cut any excess string to make it look neat. Since my almost six year old recently mastered tying his shoes, he loved this part! It was heartwarming to see him take his time and be so proud.
Step 3: Now for the inner web. Cut a piece of string about three feet long. Tie the string to one area of the Dream Catcher, then working around the stick go from the outside, then up through the opening you just made.
Step 4: Continue this until you have made a complete web. Tie off the last area when satisfied and cut off any excess.
Step 5: Add the desired amount of dangly yearn to the bottom of the catcher and attach feathers and/or flowers. We only did two strands because my boys liked to keep it simple. We didn’t use glue or tape but instead, my son would wrap the yarn around the stems of the flowers a few times prior to tying again.
Not only will all of your bad dreams be caught, but the decor of outdoors will transform any room!
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