Dreamcatchers

Overview

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.

Materials

Paper plates

scissors

single hole puncher

ribbon, twine, tool, or pipe cleaners

feathers, rocks, shells, sticks, leaves, acorns or other natural items

hot glue gun (optional)

Set Up

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.

Teaching Directions

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.

Extension

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.

 

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