This DIY activity has been inspired by the blog Babyccinokids

The dreamcatcher is something which lets you think, being at the same time traditional and mystical, it traps the bad dreams of those young and old and they are then destroyed when the sun comes up. The most fascinating thing is that you can easily create one with your children during a Native American themed birthday party to calm down all your little tribe !


  • A piece of wood in the shape of a Y
  • A pair of scissors
  • A Stanley knife
  • Some wool or string which you can find here
  • Some thin string for weaving, you can use finer wool or even your kitchen string !

1. Cut some notches, spaced roughly 1cm apart, on the outer side of the wooden twig.
2. Take your string and tie it around the bottom of the twig in a knot to keep it in place.

3. Weave the string through the grooves in the wood.
4.Make a double knot around the wood to keep the string in place.
5. Take another piece of string, and tie another knot with this piece around the wood at the top, or even in the same place that you stopped your first string.

6. Weave the wool going alternatively once above and once below the first piece of wool. Once you’ve arrived at the bottom, go back up in staggered rows.
7. To change the colour, simply make a knot, cut that piece of string, grab another and then continue.

And there you have it, your dreamcatcher is finished! Now all that’s left to do is hang it up above your bed for a relaxed night’s sleep without any bad dreams!


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