How to Make a Paper Plate Dream Catcher

Paper Plate Dream Catcher

You’ll have lots of fun making this Paper Plate Dream Catcher with your kids. There’s a little more time required but it’s well worth it when you see the end results.

Skill Level – MED

Time Required – 30 minutes

So let’s get started.

How to Make a Paper Plate Dream Catcher

First, let’s get everything ready so you can leave the little ones to get busy and avoid all those interruptions.

What you will need

  • Paper Plate
  • Paints or markers
  • String or wool
  • Feathers
  • Beads
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Optional – stickers, glitter, bling

Step 1

Cut the middle (bottom) out of the paper plate leaving enough of the sides so you can decorate and punch the holes.

Step 2

Depending on the size of your plate evenly punch between 8 – 12 holes about 1cm on the inside of the hole you just made.

Step 3

Now it’s time to decorate. Your child can either paint the paper plate  or draw a colorful design, use stickers or add some bling. There’s no right or wrong it’s whatever your child can imagine.

If your child decides to paint, allow time for the Paper Plate Dream Catcher to dry.

Step 4

Cut a piece of string ready for threading.  To determine the length of the string, count the number of holes and times by 15cm (large plate) or 12cm (small plate) then add a little extra just in case.

If you have smaller children cut the string as long as you think they can manage then add a second piece if required.

Step 5

Tie off one end of your string and start threading to the opposite hole.  If you have some extra beads try adding them as you thread your dream catcher.

Step 6

Once you have finished threading decide which is the top of your Paper Plate Dream Catcher and punch a hole. Punch 3 more holes at the bottom as you will use them to hang the feathers.

Step 7

Cut 3 pieces of string, 1 longer than the other 2 as this will be attached to the middle hole.  Add a drop of glue to the feather and tie on the string.  For a tidy end, fold the end of the string up so it is sitting along the feather in the glue.

If you are using beads, carefully thread them on the top of the string and feather while the glue is still wet.

Let dry.

Step 8

You are nearly finished, just tie a piece of string to the top hole and tie your feathers to the bottom 3 holes and there you have it. Your very own Paper Plate Dream Catcher.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this guide on How to Make a Paper Plate Dream Catcher and if you’ve got some great variations on this colorful craft idea then please feel free to leave them in the comments below.

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