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Dreamcatcher Craft for Kids

Dreamcatcher Craft for Kids

My son and I made this simple dreamcatcher craft for kids. Pin It This is a revisit of the dreamcatcher craft my daughter made last year. Pin It My son always loves painting and drawing but lately has become more interested in crafts. We had some one-on-one time and he had been admiring the one that still hangs in my daughter’s room. Since we are learning about Native Americans and Colonial culture during November, the timing was perfect. The … Read entire article »

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Books About the Dreamcatcher Legend

Books About the Dreamcatcher Legend

My daughter was concerned about bad dreams so we made a children’s craft version of a dreamcatcher together. I shared with her the Ojibway legends of the dreamcatcher but we did not have any books about dreamcatchers.  Fortunately, my local library came through and I can recommend these two stories to go with the craft and any lessons about Ojibway culture. Pin It Dreamcatcher: This tale of an older sister weaving a dreamcatcher for her baby sibling has … Read entire article »

Filed under: 3-5 (Preschool), 5-6 (Kindergartners), 6-8 (Early Elementary), Featured, History and Culture, Home Arts

Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

My daughter has been asking for ways to keep out “bad dreams”. I suggested we make a dreamcatcher together. The authentic method involves willow branches and a knotting technique that might be a bit tricky for a four year old. So, I modified it so she could craft her own, simple version of a dreamcatcher. Pin It Materials: paper plate paints, glitter, stickers for decorating scissors single hole punch beads feathers string or yarn Directions: 1. Cut out the center of the paper plate. 2. … Read entire article »

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