Paper plate dreamcatcher
Have you got a message from your preschooler “Mom, I want to make a dreamcatcher myself!” ?
Kids would love to make dream catchers at a young age - about 5-6 years. Dream catchers look lovely and are easy to make. But it is not so easy for a preschooler. But we have a solution for that!
What you will need for this DIY dream catcher project:
- Paper plate
- Yarn or ribbon
- Hole punch or needle or any sharp object to make quite nice holes
- Beads and feathers (not obligated)
- Crayons, pencils, or paint (if wanted)
Let's start to make a dream catcher:
STEP 1. Take a paper plate, cut out the circle from it and make holes with any sharp object you have at home (scissors, puncher, needle, etc.). I would suggest about 12 holes as there are on the clock.
STEP 2. The next step is to paint the frame if you want. Here you can use everything you have at home - crayons, pencils or paints. We choose black for Halloween.
STEP 3. When the painting is done you can now tie one end of your yarn or ribbon around the first hole and tie a knot. Then you can go through the holes in no exact order or you can follow the pattern shown in the next image. To follow the pattern we suggest numbering the holes. Tie the know when you are finished.
STEP 4. Now it’s time to add the tails to the dream catcher. Measure how long you would like the tail strings and double that length then cut. Fold the tail in half and grab the middle section of the tail. Take the middle and place the loop over the bottom rim of the paper plate.
STEP 5. If you choose to add beads and feathers then now is the time!
And your dream catcher is ready!
Let me know in the comments if you made one with your kid and how it was :)
See you in the next blog posts!