When hung above the bed, dreamcatchers are said to catch the bad dreams and allow the good dreams to come through. Read the Legend of the Dream Catcher.
single hole puncher
ribbon, twine, tool, or pipe cleaners
feathers, rocks, shells, sticks, leaves, acorns or other natural items
hot glue gun (optional)
Cut out the center of the paper plate to make something that looks like a wreath.
Punch holes all the way around it, for threading the ribbon, twine, or pipe cleaners.
Give each participant a prepared paper plate with some ribbon, (twine, tool, or pipe cleaners).
Tie the end to through a single hole and ask them to thread the holes, criss crossing to create a web. Tie off the other end. Add a piece to hang the dreamcatcher later.
Wrap the natural items with the ribbon, twine, tool, or pipe cleaners and attach to the web, or use a hot glue gun.
Hang pieces of ribbon, twine, tool, or pipe cleaners from the bottom of the dream catcher and attach natural items so they dangle.
Ask participants to recall dreams they have and share. Consider their meanings and what they can teach us about our lives.