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Mum in stitches over 'dreamcatcher' her daughter made from everyday item and proudly displayed

By Merryn Porter |

Young c?hildren love to create; whether that is with LEGO, Play-doh, good old-fashioned paint or crafts.

And it is our job as parents to build their self-esteem by marvelling at these creations.

So spare a thought for this Aussie mum, who was called on to inspect the 'dreamcatcher' her daughter made ¡ª only to discover what it was made from.

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A five-year-old surprised her mum with a 'dreamcatcher' she made for her room. (TikTok)

Watch the video above.

Renae Smiler is a 'wife and mummy' who shares snippets of her life on her TikTok account.

A short and sweet five-second video she posted yesterday has gone viral, so far racking up more than 1 million views, 69,000 likes and hundreds of comments.

It starts with Smiler entering her daughter's bedroom. Across the screen is written: "My five-year-old told me she made a dreamcatcher for her room."

The video shows her daughter's bed, which is made up with a pretty floral quilt cover and throw cushion.

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On closer inspection her mum found it was a tampon. (TikTok)

Her mum can be heard laughing hysterically in the background.

As the camera pans to something dangling from the top of the bedhead and zooms in, the reason for her laughter becomes obvious. The 'dreamcatcher' is in fact a tampon which has been decorated with texta markers.

Smiler uploaded the video with the comment, "Tampon DIY. I am so done¡­" and the hashtags #fyp #foryoupage #parent #parentoftiktok #mum #mumsoftiktok #humor #parenthumor #tampon #DIY #dreamcatcher.

The comments came, er, thick and fast.

"I mean, it's def made to catch something... but just not in that way," wrote one. "A dream absorber?? haha," said another.

Others admired her handiwork. "Aww she decorated it and everything," said one.

"My son did this too," admitted another.

Others said they too were laughing. ?"This sent me," wrote one, while another simply said they were "wheezing."

The tampon/dreamcatcher hanging proudly on her daughter's bedhead. (TikTok)

Smiler shared another video recently of her daughter crying hysterically in a Bunnings hardware store because she wanted to take home a 1.2 metre tall Christmas elf decoration to use as a night light. She uploaded the video with the comment, "Christmas decor in September, well thanks Bunnings."

Another video in July, again shot in Bunnings, shows the girl's dad proudly wearing a face mask she had decorated while standing in a queue.?

It is not the first time a child has become obsessed with a tampon. Last month, a mum took to TikTok to share her toddler son's latest obsession, and the reason for her embarrassment ¡ª it was a tampon applicator!

The video showed the sweet blond-haired toddler out and about with his favourite new toy; in the street, strapped into his car seat, walking hand-in-hand with his mum and in the supermarket.

It is not uncommon for children to become obsessed with strange items or objects that aren't toys, with creepy dolls, leaf blowers, and car washes enthralling toddlers, to name a few.

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