Toddler Project: DIY Dream Catchers

Here is a super easy and very fun toddler craft you can do with your little ones. I actually got this idea from Jen@TheSuburbanMom. Her design was a little different than mine but basics are the same. My children loved doing this. I also had extra kiddos that day my 3 baby cousins and my nephew. They loved it.

So here is the supplies you need:

  • paper plates
  • Acrylic paints
  • paint brushes
  • cup of water to clean your brushes
  • white sheet to throw over the table for easy clean up
  • a paper plate for a paint tray
  • yarn
  • beads
  • feathers
  • hole puncher

Now let me tell you, you can use really anything on these, stickers, glitter, pom poms, the list goes on. So get creative with these.


The first step is to have the kids paint their paper plates and let them dry for about 2 or 3 hours.

After they are dry cut the center out of the plate leaving the outer ring to work with. Then I put a hole at the top of the plate, cut a small piece of yarn and tied a loop in the top hole for hanging.

Then I made three holes at the bottom, and cut 3 pieces of string about a foot each maybe a little shorter and placed the yarn though the holes placing a bead on the back side to tie a knot to keep the yarn in place.

Next I placed 8 holes around the inside of the ring and had the kids create a web like design, adding beads though out for looks.

Then we went back to the bottom three pieces of yarn and put beads on each piece of yarn and tied a feather to the end.

13620981_999796146755409_5357393009415415196_n Completed Dream Catchers

Pretty cool huh!

I definitely think you should try this with your babies. We all really enjoyed this one. Thank you Jen from TheSuburbanMom for sharing this craft with us, it was a huge hit in our family.

Here is the link to Jen’s Site

The BFG Paper Plate Dream Catchers Craft

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Hello We are the Gruada Sisters, we love to create new and exciting things. I (Gruada Mom) love taking pride in my new creations like a fairy garden I did with my daughter or a race track I built with my boys. I (Gruada Sister) love creating new things with them as well, I do not have children of my own so I spoil and create with my niece and nephew. We have two lives but one love... a love to create, learn and teach. The children are our inspiration to live happily and freely. Follow Gruada Creations on our new journey of creating fun and wild crafts, DIY Projects, toddler learning & daycare advice, interior and exterior design, Gardening, Fitness & Health and Travel. Never have fear of being different and standing out! Take it one day at a time and create art freely. Join our email list to receive monthly newsletters and all our most recent blog posts.

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