Making dreamcatchers with Freelance Ranger
I can help you make your very own dreamcatcher to help you get a good nights sleep
You should get a good nights sleep and have sweet dreams after you have made these dreamcatchers. I can show you how to make the hoop and decorative web. I will be on hand if you get in a tangle too. After collecting some natural materials you can get on with decorating your very own dreamcatcher. Every dreamcatcher is unique and I have even made a simpler version for younger or less able children too so that they can make their own too. Sweet dreams!
There are lots of versions of the dreamcatcher legend but the story I like tells of a women who as she cooked noticed a spider making a web in the corner of her cave and admired the web's beauty. Every day she would see the spider and it's beautiful web. One day her husband stood on the spider as it crossed the floor of the cave the women shouted at him to stand still and managed to rescue the spider, unharmed. as a gift for saving it's life the spider span a special web that would give the woman good dreams. Good dream flow down the web and the feathers hanging at the bottom ton give a dreamer good dreams however the web catches and entangles bad dreams which then disappear when the sun hits the web.
If you are looking for a longer activity or a full day of creativity you could combine this with some of my other art and creative activities. You can choose between activities such as leaf art, nature weaving, making kites or wind socks. Or you might want to add making dreamcatchers to a day out in the woods with safe fires and shelter building.