Make a Dream Catcher – Round Two! December 4th

Yesterday afternoon’s activity was Making a Dream Catcher!

It was a nice balmy afternoon so we thought it best to use the communal tables outside and with so many students it was perfect!

We used a woven wire to create our hoop. Then we wrapped the hoops with either wool or twine.

The next step was to start creating the inside web. Most students used different coloured wool or twine and we followed a step by step instruction sheet to help us.

This was the most difficult step but everyone got there in the end.

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IMG_2748Most students ran out of time to finish adding feathers and beads but they were left well stocked so they could finish in their own time!

 

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Make a Dream Catcher! December 4th

Students at Lexis Byron Bay tapped into their creative side making Dream Catchers this morning!

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            • feathers
            • beads
            • sea shells
            • wool
            • twine
            • ribbon
            • metal wire

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We had a fun time trying to translate the word ‘feather’ into Spanish and Italian 😋

All working hard weaving and creating!

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Veronica and Lucia’s almost finished Dream Catchers.

Jonatas and his work-in-progress. 

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In the end we ran out of time to completely finish, though it was enough for students to learn a new skill and complete their own Dream Catcher at home!

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Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Making Dream Catchers! October 9th

It was a crafty kind of Wednesday for the students at Lexis Byron Bay with our free activity…

Dream Catcher Making!

We had a range of different fabrics and materials to work with and an assortment of beads, feathers and shells to decorate with.

The first step was to cover the hoop with with twine, wool or fabric so that you could no longer see the metal underneath. We then looped the twine around the hoop to form the web. It is difficult in the beginning, but once you get the hang of it, it becomes much easier. We then added decorative beads and feathers to the base of the dream catcher to complete our master pieces. They looked fantastic!!

Previously students have given them as a gift (often to their homestay families!), hung them in their vans before going off traveling, decorated their bags with them, and taken them home as a souvenir of their time in Byron! Or they can use them for their original purpose and simply hang them in their rooms to protect them from bad dreams!

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Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Dream Catcher Making! July 24th

Yesterday we had a creative afternoon making our own dream catchers!

We had a range of different fabrics and materials to work with and an assortment of beads, feathers and shells to decorate with.

The first step was to cover our hoop with with twine, wool or fabric so that you could no longer see the metal underneath. Then came the difficult part of creating the web. We watched a YouTube video to help us and once we had the hang of it, it became a lot easier.

They turned out beautiful. Well done!! 😀 I was especially impressed with Naoki who displayed immense patience and concentration in completing his dream catcher!! I am so proud of how they all turned out.

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Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Dreamcatcher Making! 10th April

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On Wednesday, I had my last activity with the lovely Lexis students before I depart from Byron and it was one of my favourites – making Dreamcatchers! 🙂

Check out the progress so far of the ‘web’.

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Check out this beautiful double web!

All the hard work in progress 😉

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Everyone got to take home a beautiful and completely unique dreamcatcher! 🙂

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach

Dreamcatcher making! March 7th

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We recently got to do a Lexis favourite – Dreamcatcher making! 😀

We all met in the student lounge and gathered around our big box of wonderful materials. We had various fabrics, wool, twine, threads, beads, wire, shells and of course, feathers!

The first thing we did was wrap the wire hoop with twine/wool/fabric – to make it look prettier and to hide the wire. We then started making the ‘web’, using some more twine. It is a surprisingly simple procedure but just takes time and patience 😉

 

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Check out the finished web!

Once the web was made, everyone was free to get super creative with decorating their dreamcatcher!

Look at the beautiful results!

Keep an eye on our activity calendar to see what other creative and fun things we will be doing! Sign up sheets are on the notice board at reception 🙂

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach

 

Morning Dreamcatcher Making! 12 December

On Wednesday we made everyone’s favourite – Dreamcatchers!

 

We started off with a wire ring, which we had to wrap, using various bits and pieces from our large box of materials, threads, wools and twine.

The next step then was to make the web part of the dreamcatcher. We watched a video and then I showed them in more detail, how to go about making their own. It looks a bit tricky but is surprisingly easy once you get into it. It is also very therapeutic! 🙂

Then it was time to add some embellishments to our webs. We had lots of beautiful bits and bobs – like feathers, beads, shells…

I was very impressed with the final results!

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.