How to Make a Dreamcatcher
A dreamcatcher DIY for Kids
Ward off those night terrors, or at least *attempt* to make bedtime a little smoother with these charming popsicle stick dreamcatchers.
Bad dreams have become more frequent in our house as the kids get older and are exposed to more of the outside world, whether it be real or fiction. My 5-year-old recently woke up one night in tears talking about a guy with “laser eyes”. As much as we tell them it’s not real, it’s just once more excuse to prolong going to sleep. To help combat the bedtime battle, we made a dreamcatcher to help catch those nightmares.
This is a longer project as you’ll need time to let glue and paint dry. It’s great practice for gluing, painting, measuring, cutting, threading, beading, and tying. Also, a great activity to help pass the time on those cold and rainy days.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Dreamcatcher for Kids Video:
Dreamcatcher for Kids Instructions:
1. Glue 6 popsicle sticks into a hexagon. Let dry
2. Paint popsicle sticks with tempera paint. Let dry
3. Cut a 5-foot length of yarn and tie on to one corner
4. Wrap yarn back and forth to each corner, adding beads
5. Finish with a knotted tie loop
6. Cut & tie on three 10" lengths of yarn
7. Add beads & knot ends
8. Apply glue to end of feathers and insert into beads. Let dry
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