How to Make DIY Dreamcatchers with Your Kids

Whether you’re throwing a kids’ party or just want something fun to do with your kids, making DIY dreamcatchers is a fun and affordable activity!

I am obsessed with dreamcatchers. I’m really obsessed with the whole boho scene, but dream catchers are my absolute favorite. Did you know that dreamcatchers were originally made by North American Indians and were believed to give its owner good dreams?

My daughter’s birthday is coming up in a couple of months and will be turning 7. Her theme is boho/wild and free and I thought what better way to keep them busy during the party then to have a DIY craft table to make your own dreamcatchers!

I’ve looked around online and found so many variations and these are so affordable as most of the items people will have lying around their house already.

Here are the items you will need:

  • Paper plate
  • Scissors
  • Yarn
  • Single Hole Punch
  • Yarn adornments such as feathers, beads, etc.
  • Paint (optional)

To get started, you will want to cut a hole out of the center of your paper plate (kiddos can ask an adult for help). Decide on the width of the dreamcatcher circle. At this time, you can leave the paper plate white or you can choose to paint it the color of your choice.

Around the edge of the circle, take the single hole punch and add holes in all the locations you would like to cross your yarn into.

Next, you will choose a hole to get started and thread your yarn through the hole. Be sure to add a knot at one end of the yarn so the yarn will stay.

Criss-cross the yarn through the holes in the plate until you have achieved the pattern of your choice.

At the bottom of your paper plate, add some additional holds for the tails of the dream catcher. Hang some yarn down from these holes and add your adornments. Feathers are the most popular, but beads, jewels, or even lace is are all fun additions here.

Here are some examples for inspiration from Jane Can and PBS kids.

Make it your own, make it fun!

Happy Crafting!

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