Wednesday, 4 January 2017

How to make Paper Plate Dreamcatchers

I originally saw the idea for paper plate dreamcatchers on Pinterest. Being the the type of person who has a stash of paper plates in my craft cupboard I decided we would try to make our own. Alex goes through phases of having bad dreams so making these for the boys room was a great way to talk about our dreams.
Paper plate dreamcatchers

First up I cut the middle out of the paper plates with some sharp scissors leaving us with the outer ring. Then the boys picked out some bright paints and decorated rings how they wanted.
After painting we drizzled PVA glue over the top and sprinkled lots of gold glitter on top. We left them to dry over night(they were very gluey!). 

The next day the boys punched holes into the paper plate rings. We made a hole for hanging, some inside for weaving and some at the bottom to attach feathers. The boys love using our hole punch so really enjoyed this part!

Paper plate dreamcatchers

We used some rainbow yarn to weave in the centre of the dreamcatchers. They both really enjoyed this part and I will definitely set up some more weaving activities as they are so good for fine motor skills. Then we added more yarn for hanging and some at the bottom. Then we stuck on some bright craft feathers with a little bit of sticky tape.

Our paper plate dreamcatchers are hanging in the boys room and they love them. They are such a bright cheerful craft and are a great way to bring up the subject of dreams in a relaxed way. I am thinking about buying a real dreamcatcher to add to the collection.
Paper plate dreamcatchers

Paper plate dreamcatchers