Native Americans believe that dreamcatchers capture bad dreams. Make a dreamcatcher with one or more of the materials listed below:
- Milk carton lid rings and yarn (SWAP-size)
- Bangles and thread
- Metal rings and string
- Hula hoop and macrame string or rope
Leave your dreamcatcher plain or decorate it with beads and feathers.
2. Sweet dreams jewelry.
What things bring sweet dreams? This might be stars and moon charms, beads that reflect night colors, glow in the dark beads or more. Collect items that you can use to make a simple bracelet or necklace that reflects the night.
3. Black light crafts.
Glow in the dark materials look great under black light. You can mix up concoctions, use glow sticks in your bubbles, paint your shoes, create jewelry with glow-in-the-dark beads and more. Explore the “glow” of night crafts.
4. Night-inspired crafts.
Use the night as inspiration for an original craft project. Incorporate stars, moons, planets, stardust (glitter) and more. Don’t limit yourself just to flat paper pictures. Instead, experiment with mobiles, jewelry and fabric.
5. Replicate the night.
Choose an animal, bird, reptile or insect that inhabits the night. Craft your own version.
6. Light crafts.
From making candles to paper bags with electric tea lights and even glow jars, there are many crafts you can make to bring light to your night life. Explore different types of crafts that will provide light for night activities.
Is sleep your favorite night time activity? If so, make a craft to help improve your sleep. This might include:
- Eye mask
- Heating pad (sock and rice or something similar)
8. Light painting.
With a camera that can do long exposures and a tripod, take a picture of someone playing with a glow stick, sparkler or other “light” item. They might want to draw a shape, write their name or just have fun waving it around. Practice so you can capture a great image.
9. Recycled crafting.
Take an item you already have and adjust it for a night activity. For example, put glow bracelets in plastic eggs for an egg hunt. Make your own bowling pins for a game of glow bowl. What else can you recycle from ho-hum to night fun?
10. Creepy fun.
Don’t discount Halloween crafts. You might have to make some adjustments so they are more generic and less holiday looking. Find a craft you’d like to do as a non-Halloween night craft and make it.
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