Hold on to the good dreams and let go of the bad ones with these DIY Dream Catchers! Easy and pretty projects that are perfect for World Dream Day.
Do you remember your dreams when you wake up? Most of the time, even if we don’t remember the details, we remember enough to know whether it was a good dream or a bad one. And if it’s the latter, it’s time to get yourself a dream catcher!
What is a dreamcatcher?
What is the meaning behind a dreamcatcher?
The meaning of dreamcatchers and the beliefs surrounding their construction originate from Native American cultures. The legend behind dream catchers starts with a grandmother who stops her child from killing a harmless spider. The spider thanks her and promises to weave a web that’ll catch all her bad dreams so she’ll be left only with the good ones. Apparently, that web is our dream catcher!
Do dream catchers actually work?
Now the tricky part, proving that dream catchers actually do work or whether there is any scientific evidence to prove that they do stop bad dreams from occurring. The short answer is, nobody knows whether dream catchers work for sure.
Where should you place your dream catcher?
What supplies do I need to make a dreamcatcher?
Typical Supplies that can be used to make dream catchers are
- Metal or wooden hoop.
- Suede lace (or ribbon)
- Artificial sinew (or silk thread, wax nylon string, hemp thread)
- Small binder clips
- Liquid craft glue.
- Other common household craft supplies
With World Dream Day coming up on 25th September, we think it’s the perfect time to take an insurance policy for our dreams – by making DIY dream catchers! Here are some easy ideas that even kids can make by themselves.
10 DIY Dream Catchers for Kids to Make
What’s one way to make a dream catcher more magical? Make it a unicorn dream catcher! Hello, Wonderful takes us through the process to make an absolutely gorgeous dream catcher for kids.
This colorful dream catcher is the perfect way to brighten up a drab wall – or room! Go crazy with the pom poms to make a dream catcher in sync with your room’s theme or go all out with all the colors!
Here’s a project that’s perfect for Fall! Give your kids’ rooms an autumnal makeover with this pretty dream catcher from Delineate your Dwelling. Good idea post a nature walk!
Who says dream catchers have to have circles? The Consumer Crafts blog certainly doesn’t think so, as proved by this pretty pastel hexagon dream catcher! Love all those beads running through the yarn.
This dream catcher from A Girl and A Glue Gun looks very intricate, but it’s actually very easy to make! Once you have the embroidery hoop, it’s all a matter of raiding your stash of scraps!
Who loves recycled crafts? We certainly do! And that’s why we’re a big fan of this recycled CD dream catcher from Pink Stripey Socks. This craft is so easy to make, and so colorful too! Check out more CD crafts here.
How about a dream catcher with a heart in the middle? Or a star? With this paper plate project from Red Ted Art, all this is possible! This kid-friendly project is a great way to mix and match colorful beads and feathers.
This dream catcher craft from One Crazy Mom has a very open ended nature to it. Once the yarn frame is done, it’s just a matter of adding on whatever they have in their craft stash!
Washi tape is one of those things that can be used in a gazillion ways, like this dream catcher from Project Kid! This is the easiest way to make a dream catcher, and you can make use of colorful patterned tape for the feathers.
If you’ve got a little one at home who wants to make a dream catcher but can’t handle all the yarn, then this pipe cleaner version from Hobby Craft is perfect! All you need are basic craft supplies and of course, feathers!
Whether they catch bad dreams or not, you can’t deny the beauty and elegance of a dream catcher! No matter what you use to make it, it’ll give your home a lovely look, not to mention you’ll feel a little safer when you go to bed at night!