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This dream catcher is sure to help your kids have the sweetest of dreams.
There is no question that summer time is AWESOME! For kids it means days filled with sunshine, pool time, and most importantly – no school! But, without the daily ritual of school, it can also mean that my second grader, Ava, starts missing her friends. With busy schedules of camps and vacations it can be tough to coordinate time to get together. I’ve made it a priority the last few summers to host a small ice cream and craft party for the friends to convene and catch up. They really are so sweet when they are together. It is fun to listen in on their conversations and be transported back to a time when your biggest concern is which ice cream flavor you will choose.
This summer we decided to have a “glamping” party…you know camping but with a little more flare. My step-father made us some cute tents so we could pretend to be out in the woods. For the craft we decided to make dream catchers. Not only was this a fun craft but it inspired lots of interesting discussion about dreams while the girls enjoyed their ice cream. Dream catchers were believed to give its owner good dreams and catch the bad dreams in its web.
One of Ava’s favorite foods in this world is ice cream. She comes by it honestly, our family has a long line of ice cream lovers. When I visit my dad, I will sometimes find five different flavors of EDY’S® ice cream in his freezer. He can’t get enough of the frozen treat.
Two of Ava’s favorite flavors are EDY’S® Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream and EDY’S® Baby Ruth Ice Cream. I also love them because they are made with fresh milk & cream with no rBST (milk production hormone), which means no artificial colors or flavors. What is not to love about ice cream flavors inspired by your favorite candies like Nestlé Butterfinger® Peanut Butter Cups and Baby Ruth®? All of this talk of ice cream…I may have to go get a bowl before I finish this post!
Ok, ok, back to the dream catcher. You will need:
- Hole Punch
- Paper Plates
- Yarn (about 6 feet total, I used 2 feet of each color)
- Large Sewing Needle
- Glitter, Paint, Beads, Feathers
First, cut out the center of the paper plate and then paint the outer ring. The girls used glitter glue.
Next, punch 12 holes around the paper plate and thread the large needle with a piece of yarn. Quick tip, once you loop the thread through the eye, wrap a tiny piece of tape around the yarn near the needle so it doesn’t come undone while the kids work. Thread needle through one of the holes and secure the end of the yarn to the back of plate with a piece of tape. Start creating a web by sewing through the holes around plate.
Once the sewing is complete, tape down the yarn on the back of plate. Punch three more holes at the bottom of the plate. Cut three pieces of yarn and thread one piece through each hole and tape ends on back of plate. Thread beads onto the yarn, tying double knots around each last bead to secure on yarn. For the feathers, we inserted the end of the feather into the beads.
The girls really enjoyed making their dream catchers, celebrating being together and of course eating their ice cream.
You can find everything you need for the craft and the EDY’S® Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream and EDY’S® BabyRuth Ice Cream at your local Walmart. The ice cream is located on the refrigerated aisle. During the month of June there will be demos in many Walmart stores, check out the list HERE to see if there is a demo near you.