We’ve been making Dreamcatchers this week after Eva made one last week at forest school. Her’s broke as she decided to bring it home unfinished so we decided to make our own. We’ve been trying to find fun crafty activities for days at home including learning Origami which was great fun and making dreamcatchers sounded like a fun idea.
Dreamcatchers are simple to make & can be made using a range of materials. We had wire from previous crafts which we used for our hoop. We also used wool from my stash & some beads.
1. We taped our hoop together using duct tape to make sure it was secure.
2. Next we wound the wool around the hoop until it was covered, leaving a metre or 2 of wool for the next step.
3. Once the hoop was covered we began threading beads onto the wool. For each bead we added we crossed the wool across the hoop to create a pattern.
4. After the hoop was complete we tied a piece of wool to the dreamcatcher to hang it on.
Whilst wrapping the hoop can take a bit of time & patience there are ways around that. Using a painted cross-stitch hoop would work just as well.
The pattern can be as simple as Eva’s or as hectic as the one Izzy & I made together. Feathers or ribbons can be attached to the bottom of the Dreamcatchers to pretty them up too.
Whilst winding the wool around the hoop takes a little bit of time this is a fantastic activity for kids around 5+.
Izzy obviously had a fair bit of help with her dreamcatcher but threaded the beads herself. To keep her occupied whilst I wound wool around her hoop she practised threading beads onto wool making a cute little keyring for herself. I thought I’d mention this as it can be a struggle with kids of different ages & abilities to find something the little ones can do to feel involved.
Simple, cute & Izzy felt super proud of herself!
Both girls love their dreamcatchers & have them hanging over their beds.