28 February 2011

Dream Catcher Craft...

The other morning Jonas woke up and told me all about a horrible dream he had.
It's amazing how well he remembered every detail.
I feel so bad for little ones when they have bad dreams,
it seems like that's all they can think about for days.
To help keep those bad dreams out of our beds we made Dream Catchers with supplies from around the house....no trip to the craft store needed!

Step 1.
Find some plastic lids from the recycle bin.
We used yogurt lids { small and large }

craft 1

Step 2. Cut the center out.

craft 2

Step 3.

Use yarn or ribbon and wrap it around the plastic circle.

If you don't have yarn you can always use material cut into thin strips.

craft 3

Step 4.

Use a different { or the same } yarn and wrap it around

the frame so there is a web pattern in the middle.

craft 4
Step 5.

Add ribbon to the bottom of the Dream Catcher. We tied on a couple feathers that we found in the craft bin. You can always make feathers out of paper and have the kids color them in. We also added wood beads. If you don't have any beads you can find anything else from around the house to add to your creation.

craft 5

Step 6.

Hang somewhere close to your bed to keep those bad dreams away!

Note: This is a painting that Jonas did last year. We matted it on paper that matched the room and then framed it with a simple 11 x 17 Ikea frame.


  1. Awesome idea! They're really adorable (the catchers & the kids lol), the fact that they're throwing themselves into a project to catch those bad dreams will probably help them sleep so much easier again. Will pass this idea onto my friends with kids, thanks!

  2. I love this tutorial! Fantastic! I've always wondered how I could easily make some dreamcatchers. I want one for each of my kids' rooms...this may be an activity we do together so I can tell them WHY I want them to have one :)

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