How to make dreamcatchers

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  • Say goodbye to nightmares with these darling little dreamcatchers. They’re a surprisingly easy kids’ craft to make and oh so pretty to look at.

    All you need are some paper plates and some yarn, items you probably already have in a kitchen cabinet or your craft box. The zig zag design may be a bit complicated for children to create, so lend them a helping hand to get the desired web effect.

    For the finishing touches, add beads and feathers to make the dreamcatchers look even more authentic. Once complete, you can hang them anywhere around the house, but we recommend placing them above your child’s bed for a restful night’s sleep. Who knows, maybe they will just do the trick.

    You will need

    • 2 bright colour paper plates
    • Smaller side plate
    • Pencil
    • Scissors
    • Glue
    • Hole Punch
    • Yarn
    • Pony beads
    • Feathers

    Step 1

    Place the side plate in the middle of the 2 paper plates and draw around it, then cut out.

    Step 2

    Discard the middle sections and glue the 2 plate rims together.

    Step 3

    When dry, punch holes around the plate rims, about 4cm apart.

    Step 4

    Cut a 1 metre length of a bright colour wool. Thread one end through a hole and knot in place. Then weave the wool in and out of the other holes, creating a zig zag pattern. Leave about 15cm of wool hanging from a bottom hole, then start weaving with a second length of wool. Continue with a third length, until all holes are threaded and you have 3 strands hanging from the bottom of the plate rim.

    Step 5

    Thread the hanging strands with coloured beads, and tie a bright feather to each end.

    Step 6

    Cut a length of wool and tie to the top hole to hang the dreamcatcher up with.

    Craft: by Suzie Attaway