Fun Activities: Make a Dream Catcher

The boys have a week off and Mummy has the challenge of keeping them busy without the iPad…

G1 found these instructions for making a “Dream Catcher” in a book and decided he wanted to make one, so we did.

Dream catcher instructions.

What are Dream Catchers?

Dream catchers are one of the most fascinating traditions of Native Americans. The traditional dream catcher was intended to protect the sleeping individual from negative dreams, while letting positive dreams through. The positive dreams would slip through the hole in the center of the dream catcher, and glide down the feathers to the sleeping person below. The negative dreams would get caught up in the web, and expire when the first rays of the sun struck them.

The dream catcher has been a part of Native American culture for generations. One element of Native American dream catcher relates to the tradition of the hoop. Some Native Americans of North America held the hoop in the highest esteem, because it symbolized strength and unity. Many symbols started around the hoop, and one of these symbols is the dream catcher.

From Dream-Catchers.org

Make your own Dream Catcher

The instructions for our dream catcher came from Angry Birds Stella Super Interactive Annual 2015. It is a very simple one made using a paper plate and it is perfect for younger children to create on their own.

You can also follow Wiki How to make a “proper” dream catcher, or you can follow the instructions on the following Youtube video:

Here’s one we made:

Dream Catcher

Published by Shen-Li

SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of Figur8.net (a website on parenting, education, child development) and RightBrainChild.com (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

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