It’s been a busy summer here these past two weeks. Marcus has obtained his learner’s permit and wants to practice as often as I’ll allow it. As his dad is working in another state, it falls to me to be his driving parent. I have to say, so far he is a sensible driver. He’s a really good boy. I’ve started contemplating his tenth grade year and what we’d like to add to his regular online classes. We will be back and forth between our home here in Utah and my husband’s rental house in Montana, where he is currently employed. Hooray for homeschooling!
This was a fun craft and one that helped the girls practice some basic sewing skills.
For this craft I gathered the following supplies-
- stiff paper plates
- watercolor paints
- paint brushes
- assorted pony beads
- floss threaders (the kind used for braces) or craft needles
- craft thread in assorted colors
- paper piercing tool
- scotch tape
I painstakingly cut the centers out of each plate beforehand, and pierced ten holes on the outside of each circle. Some of the older girls added more holes, but the ten holes were plenty for the little girls to create a crisscross pattern. Later, at least three holes were added to the bottom of the dream catcher, for the hanging threads.
The girls started by painting their plates and chose their thread color(s) and beads while the paint dried. The floss threaders were definitely easier for the girls to use than the craft needles. I highly recommend them! I helped the younger girls with their threading, but for the most part the girls managed rather well. Some chose a single color for the entire center, while others chose two or three colors to weave. The ends of the thread were taped to the back of the plate. Easy peasy!
♥ Does your child have a dream catcher hanging over their bed? I feel like this summer is just flying by. I hope all of my readers are enjoying their summer (or winter if that is the case). Thank you so much for visiting my blog today. ♥