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Making a Dreamcatcher

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Bond with your teenager by making a Dream-catcher together!
  • A fun yet simple activity where both you and your teen can share your dreams and aspirations & create a symbolic home decoration as a representation of your dreams.

Background
  • The Dream-catcher is Native American in origin and sometimes considered a symbol of unity amongst Native American nations. Legend has it that it filters bad dreams and lets in only good dreams.  It can be adapted as a symbolic reminder to represent your aspirations as a family.

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What you need
  • 1 x Big metal ring
  • 1 roll of masking tape
  • 1 roll of satin ribbon
  • 1 roll of thread
  • Feathers
  • Beads
  • Some paper stars, coloured paper

How to make the Dreamcatcher
  • As a family, write down your dreams for your family on a piece of coloured paper. You can also each write your own individual dreams on paper stars.
  • Watch the video to learn how to make the dream-catcher:


  • Attach dream-catcher and stars on the wall (see diagram below)