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Dream Catchers

Dream Catchers

According to Native American legend, a dream catcher is an object that is placed over a bed at night to keep the good parts of the dream but filter out the bad parts. Directions and illustrations for constructing a dream catcher.

Variation (Weaving Project):

Materials needed

  • An embroidery hoop
  • Yarn of various colors
  • String
  • Items for decorating (beads, feathers, leather, etc.).
  1. Wind yarn tightly around the outside of the embroidery hoop. When finished, secure the end of the yarn under the yarn that was wound around. A small amount of glue may help keep the yarn from coming apart.
  2. Tie a piece of string tightly any place on the hoop and secure it with a knot. Begin pulling the string over and under approximately 4–6 times. Tie this end in a knot and trim both edges. This is now a small version of a loom.
  3. Take yarn of any color and begin weaving over and under the string. Vary the yarn and the designs made if desired. Beads or other decorations may be added while weaving.
  4. When yarn is woven, insert additional decorations.
  5. Name your creation (e.g., Window to the Sky, Tree of Life, or whatever fits your weaving project).
  6. Display in the classroom.