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Turn a paper plate into a Children’s Dream Catcher
Crafting with my little boy is one of the biggest joys in my life. Our craft collection has grown over the years from a few crayons to various types of paper, stickers, a miniature pink glue gun and of course, glitter.

Making a dream catcher is a really fun kid’s craft. There are so many variations that you can do to suit your little one’s style. Similarly you don’t need to be a pro crafter to make this. Whilst the younger children will likely need some help with the scissor steps, the decoration steps can be a time where they can really let their creative juices flow!

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  • How to make a dream catcher. Children’s Dream Catcher - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut the centre hole out of the paper plate.

  • How to make a dream catcher. Children’s Dream Catcher - Step 2
    Step 2

    Using the hole punch, press 6-10 holes around the inner circle and 2 at the top.

  • How to make a dream catcher. Children’s Dream Catcher - Step 3
    Step 3

    Paint the plate with glue then cover in glitter. You might want to repeat this step twice for a bold colour. I also added a few diamantes for extra sparkle!

    Note – pens / pencil crayons also work well to decorate the plate.

  • How to make a dream catcher. Children’s Dream Catcher - Step 4
    Step 4

    Once dry, attach a piece of string to the top 2 holes to use as a hook.

  • How to make a dream catcher. Children’s Dream Catcher - Step 5
    Step 5

    Cut a long piece of string and thread through the holes in the centre circle. Add beads at different stages of this process.

    Tip – don’t worry about following an exact pattern with this, it can be completely random.

  • How to make a dream catcher. Children’s Dream Catcher - Step 6
    Step 6

    Press an extra 3-4 holes in the bottom of the dream catcher and tie various lengths of string to each hole.

  • How to make a dream catcher. Children’s Dream Catcher - Step 7
    Step 7

    Using glue, attach 2-3 feathers to the end of each string piece. You can also add some beads before gluing the feathers.

  • How to make a dream catcher. Children’s Dream Catcher - Step 8
    Step 8

    Wait for all the glue to dry and then hang your dream catcher.

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