25+ Fun Dreamcatchers for Kids: Crafting Magical Nightmares Away

Are you looking for a fun activity to do with your kids? In that case, making a dream catcher is the ideal craft for this weekend!

With just a few simple accessories you can create a gorgeous art that your kids can proudly display in their rooms.

If you want to learn how to make a dream catcher with your kids, this is the best place to start! Don’t forget to save your ideas and check our other kids craft projects in our Pinterest board.

Fun Dreamcatchers for Kids

The mystery of dream catchers is somewhat deeper because of the complex design and the mystical origin those dream catchers represent to any child or adult. They believe all bad dreams are caught by it and only the good ones will find their way to enter their minds.

Making a homemade dream catcher will definitely be fun for children because of the artistic skill and interest involved in it, thus giving them the feeling of accomplishment and pleasure.

In the blog, let’s share some fun and easy DIY methods on how to make beautiful dream catchers for kids. So, let’s go inside this magical world of dreamcatcher-making!

Who and what is a dream catcher? Of Native American Ojibwe origin, they were traditionally constructed with a willow hoop on which a woven web was attached, often designed to present a resemblance to the web of a spider, to which feathers and beads are attached.

Folk legend has it that the web trapped bad dreams, while the good dreams flowed down the feathers to the sleeper.

Why Make Dream Catchers? Kids Can Make Dreamcatchers Dream:

Make them creative and artistic. Develop fine motor skills with ease, through weaving and threading. Learn about different cultures and their traditions.

Give a peaceful, mindful moment that will set his or her mind at rest to reduce anxiety and stress.

25+ Fun Dreamcatchers for Kids

1. Dreamcatcher and Roses

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2. Yarn and Flowers

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3. LED Cloud

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4. Pom Poms Dreamcatcher

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5. Personalized Dreamcatcher

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6. Macrame Dreamcatcher

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7. Dreamy Dreamcatcher

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8. Rombus Bamboo Dreamcatcher

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9. Silk Ribbon Dreamcatcher

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10. Elegant Paper Plate Dreamcatchers

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11. Fun Dreamcatcher Craft

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12. Unicorn Dream Catchers with LED Lights

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13. Simple Dream Catcher

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14. Aztec-Inspired Dream Catcher

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15. Peacock Dream Catcher

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16. DIY Dream Catcher

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17. Pink Dream Catcher

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18. Girls Room Dream Catcher

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19. DIY Hexagon Dream Catcher

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20. Paper Plates Dream Catchers

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21. How to Make Dream Catchers for Kids

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22. Triangle Dream Catcher Tutorial

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23. Unicorn Dream Catchers for Kids

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24. Large Pink Dream Catcher

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25. Simple DIY Dream Catcher

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26. How to Make Boho Dream Catcher

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27. Floral Dream Catcher

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28. How to Make Boho Dream Catchers

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Creative Techniques and DIY Ideas for Kids

Here are fun and easy DIY methods and ideas whereby kids get to craft their very own beautiful dreamcatchers.

Each method makes use of materials that are easily obtained and is easy to follow through by children with a minimum of supervision.

Classic Yarn and Hoop Dream Catcher Necessary Items:

  • Embroidery hoop or a metal ring
  • Thread or twine in assorted colors
  • Beads

Instructions:

Prepare the Hoop: Take the embroidery hoop or the metal ring part as the main base. If you take an embroidery hoop, you may remove the inner and the outer ring; this will make the project more flexible.

Bead the Hoop: Pick the yarn color. String beads onto the yarn until the hoop is completely beaded. It’s providing beads, color, and texture to your hoop. Knot or dab a bit of glue on the ends to secure.

How to make a spider web: First, take a long piece of thread. Now, by tying one end on the ring, the first round of making the web will be done from the inside out by wrapping the thread on the ring.

Do the first round of the web. Now do the next rounds of the web by doing the web through the middle of each segment of the previous one. Now and then, tighten it, which will form somewhat the pattern of web.

String on Beads: You can add more style by stringing beads onto your web as you are weaving it. You can do this in any pattern you desire.

Complete the Web: Once you have completed a web, tie off a long piece of yarn securely in the middle or where you end.

Add Beads and Feathers: Cut out some lengths of yarn and tie these onto the hoop, adding beads and feathers to the side of it. Knot each of the sections in secure place.

Finishing Touches: Snip off any extra yarn and adjust the placement of the beads and feathers. Your traditional dream catcher is ready for display.

Paper Plate Dreamcatcher Equipment Needed:

  • Paper Plate
  • Thread or string
  • Beads
  • Feathers
  • hole puncher
  • Scissors
  • Markers or paints

Instructions:

Cut out the center of a paper plate, leaving the ring about 1 inch wide. The children can then decorate the plate ring with markers or paint into a design or pattern of their choice.

Punch Holes: Hole punch the inner circumference of the plate ring by evenly punching holes at equal distance.

Weave the Web: Cut a long piece of yarn to measure and string; one end of the yarn should be tied to one of the holes. Make holes in a random fashion with the yarn so that it forms a web. Place beads on the yarn for extra decoration.

Negative space: Finish making the web and tie the yarn firmly.

Hanging Decorations: To create the dangling parts to be attached at the bottom of the paper plate, cut some lengths of yarn; string beads to the lengths of string and add in some feathers; and then string through the holes and knot securely.

Last Steps: Tuck in all the pieces of yarn and adjust the bead and feather placement to your satisfaction. And there you go! Your paper plate dream catcher is done and ready to hang!

Dreamcatcher inspired by nature Materials Required:

  • A good stick or twig (shaped like a Y, or round if such can be procured)
  • Twine or string of yarn Dehuman Humility Flowers, leaves, and shells

Instructions:

Base: Use one from your garden, or a Y-base from a twig. A great idea is that you can cut a Y-shaped stick or a twig that might look innovative and different. Otherwise, you can even have a flexible twig bent into a circle to serve as a base.

Touch Base: Wrap the stick with yard or twine, showing some of the natural wood to give that rustic feel.

Make a Web: Cut a long piece of yarn or twine, and at one end, tie it to the stick. To create a web, loop the yarn around the stick to create a design. Add beads and other naturally found decorations, such as leaves or shells, among them.

Finish the Web: Securely tie the yarn when the web is fully complete.

Decorate with Feathers and Beads: Cut some cords into lengths that will hang from the bottom of the stick. String the beads and tie feathers or other natural decorations on the ends. Attach to the stick by knotting tightly.

Final Touch: Tighten the decoration to fit. You’re all done now! Your nature-inspired dream-catcher is all set to bring the outside inside.

Hoolahoop Dreamcatcher Materials Required:

  • Tiny hula hoop
  • Ribbon or fabric strips
  • Yarn
  • Beads
  • Plumage
  • Scissors
  • Optional glue

Instructions

Hoop Preparation: Cover the hale hoop with fabric remnants or ribbons to give it color and texture. Glue the ends or knot them into place.

Make a web: Cut long yarn and tie one end of it around the hoop. Start weaving the yarn in a web pattern: first loop it around the hoop, then through the middle of each section of yarn. As you go, add beads in between as decoration.

Finish the Web: Be sure to secure yarn as the web is completed.

Dangle Decorations: Cut several lengths of yarn to dangle from the bottom of the hula hoop. Bead those lengths and tie feathers onto the ends. Tie these into place securely all around the hoop.

Final Touches: You need to secure all pieces of yarn tightly and clean up the beads and feathers a bit. Your big, whimsy hula-hoop dream catcher is now complete!

Tips for Crafting Dreamcatchers with Kids

Making with Kids Supervision: Smaller children may need help with snipping and knotting.

Creativity: Allow children to use their imaginations and add personal touches to their dreamcatchers.

Patience: Let children know that the weaving of the web is just a tad difficult but really pays off.

Safety: Ensure that the materials used and activities to be carried out will be safe and importantly non-poisonous, especially when working with younger children.

Dream catchers are a fun, creative way for kids to be involved. With these simple DIY techniques and ideas, even the smallest children will be able to participate and have a lot of fun in the process. Happy crafting!

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Julie Higgins
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Julie is a Staff Writer at momooze.com. She has been working in publishing houses before joining the editorial team at momooze. Julie's love and passion are topics around beauty, lifestyle, hair and nails.

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