Five-Year-Old’s DIY ‘Dream Catcher’ Made With a Tampon Delights Internet

A 5-year-old girl has left the internet in stitches after a video of her dream catcher made out of a tampon went viral on social media.

The video shared on TikTok by the girl’s mom under the username Renaesmiler, shows the tampon hanging from one of the shelves, decorated with colorful drawings.

The clip, which has been viewed over 1.3 million times and liked 93,500 times since Monday, comes with a caption that says: “My five-year-old told me she made a dream catcher for her room.”

Kid’s Health says that by the time they’re six or seven years old, most kids can understand the basics of periods. According to the Mayo Clinic, periods usually begin at about age 12, but are possible as early as 8, that’s why it’s important to discuss this topic early.

A stock image shows a tampon. The internet was left in stitches by a girl’s DIY dream catcher, made out of a tampon.
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Both boys and girls should be made aware of periods, says Kid’s Health, and parents should look for a natural moment to talk about it.

That could be when kids ask about puberty or changing bodies, when they ask where babies come from, or if you’re at the store buying pads or tampons.

It is estimated that each year in the United States, people spend upward of $2 billion on menstrual products, including tampons, sanitary pads, and menstrual cups among others.

On average every menstruating person uses almost 17,000 tampons or pads during their lifetime.

Most users who commented on the video loved the girl’s creativity. One user, Rhonda Jane, commented: “I mean, it’s [definitely] made to catch something.. but just not in that way.”

Another user, WoodenPints_ joked: “a dream absorber?? Haha.” And Rita Iolanda added: “It soaks up all the negative energy.”

Jazz pointed out: “aww she decorated it and everything.” And Brooke Stone said: “This is a masterpiece please make a shadow box.”

“That is a profound piece of art right there. I’m not even joking, keep it and give it to her at 35,” said emmafry596. And maryslusarchuk added: “At least she didn’t use them for rollers to curl her hair!” shelly_bel said: “Very creative!”

Another user, Eva.walig0ra, said: “wait a few years till she finds out what it’s actually used for.” And Lyndabobs added: “That’s the nicest dream catcher I have ever seen.”

Other users shared their own personal experiences. Jesshampson95 said: “My sister thought they were earrings and would always try to wear them out.” And Billiusz added: “[oh my god] that was me when I was younger I told my mum that I made a rocket.”

Newsweek reached out to Renaesmiler for comment. We could not verify the details of the case.

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