5yo has a vivid imagination, and recently as asked if she could make a dream catcher as she keeps having bad dreams. Well these bad dreams have never travelled so far as me, but even so, we spent the afternoon creating our dream catcher which now has pride of place above her bed. She insisted it must go at the foot of the bed but it’s too long as I said it would break so hopefully it’ll last a little longer on the wall.
To make our dream catcher we gathered together a selection of items including;
- paper plate
- stickers etc to decorate
I then cut out the centre of the paper plate to leave a big gap for the ribbon to be threaded. Using a corkscrew, I created tiny holes all around the plate, and three along the bottom and one at the top for the hanger.
We decorated the plate first and then threaded the ribbon carefully through the holes around the plate in a weaving fashion to create cross overs.
After carefully fastening feathers to ribbon, we added beads for effect and secured them to the base of the dream catcher. Finishing off with a loop of ribbon at the top.
Very easy and simple craft activity to complete.