Hi there! Today I’m going to show you how to make this super cute Paper Plate Dreamcatcher Project. This is a great project for 8-12 year olds because they can get really creative and add their own spin on this basic design, and then they can keep it as a room decoration. Here’s what you’ll need to make your very own paper plate dreamcatcher!
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Paper Plate Dreamcatcher Project
- Paper plate
- Regular and glitter paint
- Construction paper in coordinating colors
- Hole punch
Start by cutting out the center of your paper plate. Hold on to the inner circle piece, we can use that as a paint palette! Now go ahead and paint your big ring piece with the main color paint. Let it dry completely.
Now you can add a layer of glitter paint! I just love glitter paint, because you get the pretty effect of glitter with way less mess. Let the glitter pain dry completely too. When it’s completely dry, you’re going to start punching holes all along the inside of the ring, about an inch apart.
It should look like this! Now go ahead and punch three holes at the bottom of the plate as well. Cut a very long piece of yarn for us to weave the center of the dreamcatcher.
Start by placing one end of the yarn through one of the holes, and tie a knot on the back of the plate. Now you’re going to start stringing your yarn through the holes in the plate, going across it in all directions.
When you’re threaded the yarn through all the holes and have a nice web of yarn in the center, you can cut off the yarn and tie a knot in the back. You’ll also want to punch a hole in the top of your ring so you can hang it up when we’re all done. Next, cut three pieces of yarn about 8-10 inches long.
Let’s make some paper feathers! Take a piece of your construction paper and fold it in half. Draw a half leaf shape on the edge of the fold. Cut it out, and open it up. See how it looks like a feather? Now trace it on your other two papers and cut those feathers out as well.
Go ahead and fold those feathers in half too. Then, holding them folded closed, make little cuts angled upwards like shown, but not cutting through the fold. Make sure to leave enough space at the top to make a hole punch there for hanging the feathers.
Add the hole to the top of the feather, and then do the same thing with all of your feathers. Tie one end of the string we cut earlier to the feather, and the other end to one of the holes we made in the bottom of the plate.
All we need to do now is to cut one more piece of yarn, and tie the two ends together. Then just loop it through the top hole of your plate, and hang up your dreamcatcher!
You’re all done! I hope you enjoyed learning how to make this Paper Plate Dreamcatcher Project today!