So, your child is home sick from school and is starting to feel better. You don’t want her to exert a lot of energy by running and jumping and playing. Instead, here’s a fun craft project to do together while lounging on the couch watching a Netflix movie.
Materials you’ll need:
Embroidery hoop (9 inch size)
Two skeins of yarn (2 different colors)
Colored pieces of felt
Letter beads (optional)
Needle with an eye large enough for yarn
How to do it:
1. Wrap 2/3 of the embroidery hoop with one color yarn and the other 1/3 with a second color of yarn. Tie to secure ends.
2. Using the needle, thread small pom-poms onto a 6-7 foot piece of yarn. Tie one end of the yarn onto the embroidery hoop and crisscross the yarn across the embroidery hoop creating a spider web-like star burst. Tie the other end of the yarn onto the embroidery hoop.
3. Cut out hearts, stars and feathers from felt. Make mini pom-poms from yarn. (Here is a great video tutorial to show you how to make yarn pom-poms: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0q-QHC_2cw.)
4. Cut five 18” pieces of yarn and tie a knot at one end of each piece. Using the needle, thread yarn through the felt shapes, pom-poms and even letter beads to personalize your dream catcher. Then tie the unknotted ends of the yarn onto the embroidery hoop. Cut a 3” piece of yarn, tie it around the top of the embroidery hoop in a loop and hang over your bed.