How to Make a Dream Catcher Out of Paper

 I love using cheap recycled materials to make kids crafts! My tutorial on how to make a dream catcher out of paper does just that! 

paper dream catcher craft for kids

Easy paper crafts for kids are fabulous because they are so cheap to make! The other great news is that quite often you only need a few extra craft supplies to make something great! My paper dream catcher craft is an example of this. 

Previously I have made a dream catcher from yarn and pipe cleaners

Dream catcher craft for kids

Follow my easy step by step tutorial to help you make a dream catcher craft with paper. It also requires a few extra craft materials such as beads and string.

Kids can complete this with the help of a responsible adult. 

paper dream catcher craft for kids

How to Make a Dream Catcher Out of Paper

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Learn how to make a dream catcher out of paper

Materials

  • Cardstock paper.
  • Craft papers.
  • Pencil.
  • Ruler.
  • Scissors.
  • Glue.
  • Thread.
  • Beads.

Instructions

Step 1:

Gather the supplies and print out the PDF templates.

Cut out a square piece of colourful craft paper.

paper dream catcher craft procedure

Step 2:

Fold the paper in half.

Step 3:

Then cut the paper using the template; this is to help you make a colored feather.

how to make paper feathers

Step 4:

Now make thin diagonal cut on the feather. Start cutting from the opened end but do not cut all the way to the closed end of the fold.

You can see what I mean if you look at the image below.

diy paper feather

Step 5:

Make similar thin diagonal cuts all the way to the end of the feather.

Step 6:

Open the fold and it will look like this:-

feathers for dream catcher craft

Step 7:

Similarly, make a few more feathers in different colors. The colors you choose are up to individual choice.

Step 8:

Take white cardstock paper.

Step 9:

Cut out the bases for the dream catcher from the cardstock paper.

paper dream catcher craft instructions

Step 10:

Cut out colourful paper strips.

Step 11:

Start gluing the colourful paper strips across the base.

Step 12:

Finish gluing all the paper strips in whichever pattern you choose.

easy dream catcher craft for children

Step 13:

Take the beads and thread.

Insert colourful beads through the thread, tie a knot at the end so the beads stay in place..

Step 14:

Glue the paper feather at the end of the beaded thread.

how to make a dream catcher from craft materials

Step 15:

Similarly, glue rest of the feathers to the beaded threads.

Step 16:

Now glue the threads on the base.

Step 17:

Take the second base and glue it over the first base so it looks neat.

Step 18:

Cut out the flowers from the templates and glue them on the base to decorate it.

how to make a dream catcher with paper and beads

Where will you hang your dream catcher? How about in your bedroom. 

Is there anything else you might want to add to it? You could add some sequins or glitter. You could even color the white rings a different color if you wish!

If you love this paper craft for girls, here are some others you may wish to try:-

Cinderella Paper Craft – make a cute paper doll which can be used for a pretty picture. You can also add a popsicle stick on the back to turn it into a puppet.

Summer Windmill that Spins – a fun paper craft for girls and boys

You will need the 3 free printable templates below to complete this craft:-

Dream catcher kids craft template 1

Dream catcher kids craft template 2

Dream catcher kids craft template 3

Do you now know How to Make a Dream Catcher Out of Paper?

How to Make a Dream Catcher Out of Paper

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