Dream Jars

The last week of half term has been really hectic with so much going on that some of us have got really confused about who is supposed to be doing what and at what time.

As well as Bike for Life training, the Life Education caravan and the book fair we have managed to fit some activities for book week. Our monster book marks can be seen on the previous post.  Our final activity for book week was to make dream jars for the BFG to store his dreams in.

First of all we had to write our dream. We tried to make them as dreamlike as possible and include some strange events and people in them. Next we wrote them neatly and decorated them with metallic pens.

Now came the really fun part where we decorated the jars themselves.

We hung sequins from the inside of the jar lids so that they would turn and swing inside the jars. It was very fiddly threading the cotton through the hole in the sequin.

We also had some metallic sticky backed paper and so we used that to decorate the tops of the jar lids.


Finally we used glass markers to decorate any part of the jar that had not been covered up by the dream writing.

Here you can see some of our finished jars and their decorations.


27 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Becky
    Oct 25, 2012 @ 11:51:07

    My name is Becky
    i loved pheobe ‘s and chloe’s they were brill
    I loved mine aswell.
    From Becky Reply asap


    • Sean
      Nov 08, 2012 @ 01:45:41

      Hi Becky it’s Sean
      Those dream jars look awesome but what do they do?. I hope your class keeps giving us more things to do, like the monster book marks.
      From Sean please reply A.S.A.P.


  2. Zaynah
    Oct 31, 2012 @ 11:49:02

    Wow! I really like your dream Jars. You are all very creative:)


  3. Erin Sadler
    Nov 01, 2012 @ 22:09:07

    hope you lot are having fun making all these models


  4. Nusaybah
    Nov 06, 2012 @ 20:30:24

    Wow! Your Dream jars are all fabulous! Keep up the good work!


    • Joshua
      Nov 08, 2012 @ 01:50:25

      hi i am josh from ngps in Australia
      I would like to find out some of the dreams that people put in there dream jars and what did you do after making them like did you put them on the or did you take them home
      from josh


  5. Olivia
    Nov 08, 2012 @ 01:46:22

    Hi, my name is Olivia.
    I loved the idea of making Dream Jars! I want to make one at home. Can somebody tell me what dream they had? What desing did you make and why you choose that desing?


    • devoil
      Nov 16, 2012 @ 15:19:56

      My dream was to be famous and to fly around the world and at the end dropped into my bed. Inside our jars were pretty things dangling on string. from Phoebe


  6. Edgar
    Nov 08, 2012 @ 01:47:36

    Hi guys my name Is Edgar and I go to New Gisborne Primary School,
    I am just wondering What did you put in your dream jars and what illustrations did you draw on your jars?
    Those jars look great and look fun to make.
    Please try and reply.
    From Edgar


  7. Kyra
    Nov 08, 2012 @ 01:48:31

    That looks like so much fun!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I wonder if anyone is brave enough to share their dream with me?????
    How long did it take you to make the dream jars?
    From Kyra
    P.S please reply:)


  8. Austin
    Nov 08, 2012 @ 01:48:53

    They all look FANTASTIC!!!


  9. Nick
    Nov 08, 2012 @ 01:52:54

    Hello my name is Nick from New Gisborne Primary school
    I was reading your post on dream jars and I would like to know what your dream is. Also what is the Life Education Caravan?


  10. Ruby
    Nov 08, 2012 @ 01:54:12

    My name is Ruby from NGPS. I thought that the idea for the BFG dream jars were quite creative. Also thank you for the idea of the Monster Bookmarks. We got creative and made all different kinds like bunnies or elephants.
    What were some of the dreams you guys put in your jars?


  11. Sofia
    Nov 08, 2012 @ 01:56:50

    Hi my name is Sofia

    I go to New Gisborne Primary School and I am in 6B and I am 13 I was looking at your dream jars and I thought they are all great and they are really impressive. Now I have some questions to ask you
    Where do you live?
    What are your favourite hobbies and why?
    Do you have any animals and do you like animals?
    Is your school awesome?
    What is your favourite colour?
    What do you do at home for free time?

    Love From Sofia 🙂


    • devoil
      Nov 16, 2012 @ 14:44:16

      Hi Sophia,
      Here are the answers to your questions:
      I love going dancing and swimming because they keep you fit and they are really fun. I have one pet- A hamster called Nibbles and she is really cute and once she even escaped out of her ball. Our school is definitely awesome. My favourite color is peuple and I also like orange. I don’t get m,uch home time beacuse I have to go and watch my brother swim. He is sooooo good, he even swims for Leicester but he keeps getting injured beacuse he doesn’t warm up and down properly!!!

      Talk to you soon

      From Hannah


  12. Elise
    Nov 08, 2012 @ 01:57:34

    That sounds like a lot of fun. Dream jars; what a clever idea, I also like how you decided to make them because of the book the BFG. That book is a great book as well and very imaginative. What were some of the dreams you put in your jar? And are they your real dreams?

    From Elise


  13. Ethan
    Nov 08, 2012 @ 01:59:12

    These dream jars look great I think this must of took a lot of thought to design these. It was another great idea to put sequins in the jar. My overall thoughts are that they look great.


  14. Erin.H
    Nov 08, 2012 @ 01:59:54

    Dear 5JdV,
    I love the BFG and I knew what the Dream Jars were before I read the post! I love reading books. Your Dream Jars are so creative. I’ve got some questions about Reading:

    Do you like reading?
    Who is your favourite Author?
    Have you heard of Rick Riordan?
    Have you heard of his series “Percy Jackson and the Olympians”?
    Hope to hear from you soon,

    Erin 😀


  15. rowan
    Nov 08, 2012 @ 02:02:56

    The Dream jars are a really great idea and fabulous. What sort of dream did you right in your jar? Did you share your dreams to your grade?


  16. Becky
    Nov 15, 2012 @ 16:55:59

    To Erin.H
    1.I love reading it is one of my favrioute hobbies.
    2.My favrioute authour must be Jaquline Wilson.
    3.I haven’t heard of Rick Riordon.
    4.I have not heard of that series.

    I have got 2 questions for you!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Have you heard of the film ” Cheaper by the dozen”?
    Whats your favroute film?

    hope to hear from YOU soon.
    From Becky.


    • Erin.H
      Nov 22, 2012 @ 04:02:46

      I have seen ‘Cheaper by the dozen’ I love it!
      My favourite movie would have to be ‘Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief’
      What books does Jaquline Wilson write?
      Hope to see you soon


      • Becky
        Nov 24, 2012 @ 16:23:15

        To Erin.H
        I love it too i’ve got 1&2 they are so exciting.
        I havent seen Percy Jackson and the Llightning Thief. Is there any more films of that?
        The books that Jaquline writes is like Tracy Beaker and did you know that the first book she wrote was i think when she was 9 WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        From Becky

      • Erin.H
        Dec 04, 2012 @ 22:29:10

        Dear Becky,
        The newest movie for ‘Percy Jackson’ is coming out next year! YAY! Writing books is hard when your 30 but writing books when you are 9 is even harder! I would love for my books to be published (if I wrote any!)

        What other authors do you read?

        Hope to hear from you soon,

  17. devoil
    Nov 16, 2012 @ 14:16:53

    Hello my name is Ben and my best friend Josh and I’m here to tell you my dream jar. My dream is for the stream’s to be made of chocalate,the flower’s to be made of midget gems and the people made out of popcorn


  18. Kacey
    Nov 20, 2012 @ 19:15:57

    I love the dream jars i bet they were really


    • Becky
      Nov 24, 2012 @ 16:25:24

      Hi kacey
      I loved it too i thought it was too exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      I hope to hear from you soon bye
      From Becky


  19. Holly.f
    Dec 07, 2012 @ 19:48:41

    Hello,I think that dream jars are an amazing idea to make just out of normal jars it is an awesome thought i think that i might make some more dream jars at home and decorate it really nicely. It is a really creative idea. Well done.


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