When I was 10 I was convinced that the dream catcher hanging over my bed held the key to a dreamy night sleep.
Legend has it that when you hang a dream catcher near where you sleep it catches the dreams as they float by. The good dreams know their way through the center of the "web" and the bad dreams become tangled – only to be destroyed by the first light of the morning sun.
My 5th grade teacher was heavily involved in the Native American community – I believe her husband was actually part of a tribe – last name "Drinkwine". Most of that school year was spent learning their culture and more importantly doing CRAFTS. It's a shame I'm not Native American because – dang – I'm GREAT at their handiwork!
Axel spotted a Dream Catcher on Pinterest as we were scrolling through so we scrounged around the studio for a few simple supplies and this is what we came up with.
Embroidery hoop – 1 full hoop will make 2 Dream Catchers
Yarn – small scraps in fun colors
Beads – any kind will do
Feathers – can be bought at a craft store for $1.99 if you're scared of the bird flu
Enjoy making these quick crafts on a spring day. They would be a lovely thing to make with – say – a 1st grade class?
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