Are you a mom looking for the perfect craft to make with your kids this weekend? Why not make a dreamcatcher! Making a dream catcher is a fun and simple activity for moms and children to do together that is both artistic and teaches them about a different culture. Learn how to make a simple dream catcher craft project in just a few easy steps.
How to Make a Dreamcatcher Craft for Kids
Making a dreamcatcher with your kids is really easy! This arts & crafts activity only requires a few easy to find and low-cost supplies. Here are the basic supplies you will need to make your very own dreamcatcher at home for children:
- A paper plate
- Yarn or string
- Beads or feathers
Dreamcatchers teach kids about different cultures
Dream catchers are not just fun craft projects. Dream catchers are important symbols to Native Americans. Kids will have fun learning about a different culture while they make their own dreamcatcher they can hang in their rooms or homes as a decoration.
Make a dream catcher in 3 easy steps!
Here is how to make a dream catcher in 3 easy steps! Feel free to be creative and add more to your dreamcatcher for a very authentic and unique decoration.
Step 1 Using your scissors, cut out a circle from the middle of your paper plate to create a donut shape. Next, poke holes in a random pattern around the edge of the plate.
Step 2 Cut a long piece of string or yarn and tie a knot at the end of one side. Poke the string through one of the holes in the paper plate and make sure the knot does not pull through the other side. Go back and forth and weave the string or yarn into the holes you poked in the plate to create the web of the dreamcatcher. Leave a few holes at the bottom. When you are done creating the web, tie a knot at the other side and cut off the excess string or yarn.
Step 3 Finally, hang a few more pieces of string at the bottom from the remaining holes. Attach beads, feathers or any decorations you like to the hanging strings.
Making a Dreamcatcher is fun and easy for kids and moms
Congratulations! That’s all it takes to complete a simple dreamcatcher art activity for kids. As you can see, making a dream catcher is really easy and a project that all children will enjoy and have fun doing. If you are looking for a fun craft project to enjoy with your children, you should try making a dreamcatcher next time!