As much as I love crafting just about anything with the kids, my choices tend to run to the activities that are both simple and that have a pretty end result. This project ticks all the boxes for me, and the kids love choosing beads, ribbons and feathers to personalize their own.
What you need:
- A hoop
- I found this one at Spotlight but you could use whatever you have on hand, or even weave some young twigs into a circle
- anything else you can think of to decorate with!
With your circle, you can opt to twist ribbon, felt, yarn, fabric or some other decorative strip around the perimeter. I left this gold one plain to match the beads, but the possibilities are endless.
With your centre yarn/string/twine, tie one end to where the top of your dreamcatcher is going to be. Tie it fairly tight as you don’t want it to come undone or the whole thing will!
Pull the yarn tight down the right hand side of the circle to just about halfway. Tie the yarn in a simple knot like so:
Continue tying small knots around the edge – one at the bottom, another halfway up the left hand side, and then back at the start again.
Tie the yarn in a knot as you have been doing in the centre of the yarn between the first and second knots.
Do the same again along the next length of yarn.
Continue along in all the centres around, adding beads where you want.
Finally, when you reach the centre, tie a double knot.
Trim the yarn.
Now decorate with ribbon, feathers, crystals, pretty stones, scraps of fabric – the possibilities are endless!