⁣⁣Lesson Plan: DIY Tumblr Dreamcatcher Tutorial: Create Your Own Boho-Inspired Dreamcatcher!

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⁣⁣Lesson Plan: DIY Tumblr Dreamcatcher Tutorial: Create Your Own Boho-Inspired Dreamcatcher!

Grade Level: 6-8

Subject: Arts and Crafts

Objective: Students will engage in a hands-on craft activity and learn about the cultural significance of dreamcatchers while creating their own boho-inspired dreamcatchers following a step-by-step tutorial.

Materials Needed:
- Metal or wooden hoop (5-7 inches in diameter)
- Yarn or string in various colors
- Feathers
- Beads
- Scissors
- Glue
- Optional: decorative ribbons or lace


1. Introduction (10 minutes):
- Begin the lesson by introducing the concept of dreamcatchers and their cultural significance in Native American cultures.
- Show images or examples of different dreamcatcher designs, emphasizing their unique and artistic qualities.
- Discuss the popularity of dreamcatchers in the Tumblr aesthetic and how they can add a boho-inspired touch to room decor.

2. Background Research (15 minutes):
- Assign students to research the history and cultural significance of dreamcatchers, focusing on their origins and their role in Native American traditions.
- Instruct students to take notes or create a visual presentation highlighting key information about dreamcatchers.

3. Step-by-Step Tutorial (30 minutes):
- Provide students with a step-by-step tutorial on creating a Tumblr-inspired dreamcatcher.
- Demonstrate each step, explaining the process and techniques involved.
- Encourage students to ask questions and seek clarification as needed.

4. Dreamcatcher Creation (60 minutes):
- Distribute the required materials to each student.
- Instruct students to follow the tutorial and create their own dreamcatchers.
- Encourage them to personalize their designs by selecting different colors, feathers, and beads.

5. Reflective Discussion (15 minutes):
- Facilitate a class discussion about the process of creating the dreamcatchers.
- Ask students to share their experiences, challenges faced, and what they enjoyed most about the activity.
- Discuss the cultural significance of dreamcatchers and how they can be appreciated as both art and symbolism.

6. Showcase and Presentation (20 minutes):
- Allow students to showcase their completed dreamcatchers to the class.
- Encourage them to explain their design choices, share any cultural or personal influences, and discuss the creative process.

7. Cultural Connections (10 minutes):
- Lead a discussion on how diverse cultures have unique art forms and symbols.
- Encourage students to reflect on the cultural significance of dreamcatchers and how art can be a means of cultural expression.

8. Conclusion (5 minutes):
- Conclude the lesson by emphasizing the importance of cultural appreciation and creativity in art-making.
- Encourage students to display their dreamcatchers proudly and appreciate the symbolic and aesthetic value they hold.

Common Core Labels Correlations:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6-8.7: Integrate information presented in different media or formats.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6-8.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions.

DIY Dreamcatcher! How to make a dreamcatcher! Hey lovelies! How to make a super fun and easy Dreamcatcher room decor! Bohemian Boho Tumblr, Pinterest inspired Dream Catcher! The Dreamcatcher with the lace and ribbon is hanging above my bed and I'm seriously in love with it - it looks so magical! As always let me know if you try making one and make sure to send me a picture if you do!Love every single one of you!Gillian xxHave you seen my previous video?:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeiJm3ORWnoLet's be friends!:Instagram: http://instagram.com/gillian_bowerTwitter: https://twitter.com/thinkkbeautyyMusic:Ready For Anything - Landon Austinhttp://goo.gl/DrkOxhttps://www.....youtube.com/user/La You Came - Landon Austinhttp://apple.co/1GYMhQYhttps:/..../www.youtube.com/use

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