Catch a Falling Star

Catch a Falling Star craft

Catch delightful dreams with a starry craft! This traditional dream catcher features contemporary twists that make it irresistible.

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    Discovering traditions from other cultures enriches your life and helps you feel part of the global family. You’ll show your appreciation for the Ojibwe heritage when you make this dream catcher.

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    Design the web. With Crayola® Scissors, cut a circle from a clear vinyl sheet. Using Crayola Washable Window Markers, weave a spider’s web on one side of the sheet.

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    Decorate the web. Cut out two pie-shaped pieces of paper that fit around the circle. Colors have strong meanings in many Native American traditions. Red symbolizes life, blue the brilliant sky. Could yellow symbolize the sun, sustainer of life?

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    Color one triangle with a Crayola Twistables crayon. Make stars or other traditional symbols. Color another triangle using a different color.

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    Attach triangles with Crayola School Glue to the back of the vinyl sheet. Draw more stars on that side with Crayola Washable Window Markers.

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    Create feathers. With white Crayola Model Magic, form feathers to hang from the dream catcher. Air-dry the feathers.

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    Punch holes along the bottom edge of the circle for hanging the feathers. Punch another one at the top. Tie a loop of yarn through the top for hanging.

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    Color the feathers with your markers. Attach feathers to the dream catcher with yarn. Sweet dreams!