How to make a homemade dream catcher which is easy for kids

Arts and craft can be a great way to spend time with your children. The only trouble I find is that coming up with an idea can be tricky at times. If you google a “how to make” tutorial you can often find yourself with complex things you want to make with your kids but you never have the right items around your home.

If you are looking for an arts and craft idea to make at home why not try making a dream catcher. They look great, are easy to make, you will also have all you need around your house (materials) and they last for a very long time.

This video below will show you exactly how step by step.

How to make a dream catcher

Created by Native American philosophies, the dream catcher was usually prepared from a fixed part of willow shaped into a circle to indicate the earth and moon. A number of myths setting how the dream catcher was shaped, but maximum decide the interlaced web would catch good dreams. Making dream catchers are an attractive and satisfying plan for nearly any age.Usually, the resources contained within willow, leather and animal sinew, but nowadays variety of a new store-bought chutzpah rings to improvised sewing loops to upcycled circlets and a diversity of yarns.

How to make a dream catcher

Loop of select, Scissors, Diversity of yarns, leather strips, cordage, sewing floss or another thread, Beads, feathers or other attractive objects. Create by manufacture a 2-inch hoop with your yarn, and bind it to what will be the topmost of your loop. You will ultimately be dangling your dream catcher, so the ring will turn as your hanger. Covering your yarn in a constricted, unchanging coating round the whole boundary of the loop. Don’t care if your yarn textures,loose as you covering. You can cover a number of inches at a time and then squeeze it up before cover additional few inches. Except you are using a willow circle that you’ve fixed in form, covering your craft store ring will not only appear better, but it will also make the succeeding interlacing stages much relaxed, as the yarn will slip less on a covered loop.

When the circle is covered fully, knot the yarn strongly under the dangling ring you first shaped and then cut off any extra yarn tail, exit your dangling ring complete. If using an embroidery loop, you may want to cover the top portion of the circle to hide the ends.

Instigate by swathing your leather string crossways the front of the covered loop. Cover the leather string over the loop, and then pull it under and back to the front of the loop, crossing over itself.

Old-style dream catchers leave a small fleabag in the midpoint to mesh the bad dreams out, but the size of your middle fleabag is totally up to you. Draw the yarn in a lump in the middle of the web and censored off the extra when you are prepared to stop interlacing.

The tail extent can vary depend on the diameter of the circle you use, but usually they are double as long as the height of the circle. Improve any individual touches that will make your dream catcher tail a entry to a peaceable night’s rest.

Though there is not a careful discipline to create a dream catcher, you’ll see some have superior fleabags leftward in the middle to permit bad dreams to easily pass through. Play with the size of the internal fleabag as well as the placing. You can also try with the many weights and colors of yarn and cord to give you a modified look each time you make a dream catcher.

What raw materials do you need to make a dream catcher

Instead of buying your own dream catcher which can cost anywhere from a few dollars to a few hundred dollars if you get a custom made one. However there is nothing better than making your own dream catcher. homemade dreamcatcher

So what do you need to make your very own homemade dreamcatcher? 

dreamcatcher ring

1. A plastic or metal bendable ring which will be the base for your dream catcher

string

2. Your will also need string to wrap around the base and to hang the feathers from

ribbon

3. You will have to have ribbon to hang the feathers from. This works well when you use many different colours

feathers

4. Feathers will be used to decorate your dream catcher, using colourful ones or one colour will be fine.

dreamcatcher beads

5. Beads will be used around the centre of your dreamcatcher along where the string is spun inside the ring.

These are the basic 5 items needed to make your very own dream catcher, as you practice more you may find your own unique styles and methods to add to this basic model for making a dream catcher.

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How to make a diy dreamcatcher in a few easy steps

If you are one of those people who prefers to make things instead of going out and buying them then this is perfect for you to make your very own dream catcher. I’ve provided a step by step easy method to making your own dreamcatcher. It’s very easy to do and everything is shown in the picture below for you to follow easily when making it. So simple even kids can make their own dreamcatchers.

Step by step how to make a dreamcatcher

What you need

  • piece of bendable metal
  • string (thick and thin)
  • ribbon
  • feathers
  • scissors
  • beads

Step 1

Bend some metal into shape, don’t worry if it isn’t perfectly round that comes later. Just make sure the top is well secure.

Step 2

Get your string and start to weave it through the two wire frames and pull tight as you push it all up to the top so it is compact.

Step 3

Make sure the weaving is consistent and tight, as it will be hard to undo it once its done.

Step 4

Once you reach a nice distance of gap, carry on the weaving only on one thread, wrapping round the compacting as you go.

Step 5

Now the tricky part, up the other side. When you rech the right distance, you can start to weave both metal frames again, all the way to the top. (you will need to cut off a good amount from your collected cord, because the weave gap will be small.

Step 6

After you’ve tied off the weave tie on (and glue) another piece of cord, to the bottom frame, exactly the same as the fram above. Leave a good lenght on one end for the arm.

Step 7 

After you’ve compacted the thread on thwe lower frame to, tie it off and glue to secure it then leave the exact legnth you want for the other arm before you cut it.

Step 8

Add some more tails as many as you like as long as it looks good. Now the frame is complete you can customise it however you wish.

Step 9

You can wrap some ribbon around the whole frame of the dreamcatcher, adding a bit of simple colour. You can also add tails of ribbon if you’d like the colour to extend from the face of the catcher.  The ribbons will hold the feathers later on.

Step 10

Add the feathers onto the ribbon and thread string through the middle adding beads to it if you wish. Enjoy your dreamcatcher and well done.

making a dreamcatcher