Dreamcatcher Paper Plate Craft that GLOWS

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Make these Dreamcatcher Paper Plate Craft and then talk to your kids about their dreams the next day!

My daughter and I love doing a quick paper plate craft together. I think it’s because we always have paper plate craft supplies on hand.  Our latest craft was inspired by Happy Hooligans. Jackie made these adorable paper plate dream catchers and I had to make one with my daughter.

But, since my daughter likes to have a little light while she falls asleep, we decided to make our paper plate dream catchers with a twist…

{Glowing} Dream Catcher Paper Plate Craft

{Glowing} Dream Catcher Paper Plate Craft

So, there we were, standing in the dollar isle at Target when I saw a packet of glow-in-the-dark stars for $1.

One dollar.

I couldn’t resist! We took them home and decided to add our glow in the dark stars to our paper plate craft dream catchers. The results were truly gorgeous.

Supplies for this Paper Plate Craft: 

{Glowing} Dream Catcher Paper Plate Craft

How to Make a Dreamcatcher Paper Plate Craft


First, cut out the center of the paper plate.

Then, let kids paint with whatever colors they choose.

When they dry, punch small holes all the way around the inside of the paper plate. They can be wide apart.

Start threading.

Now, this is where is gets a little tricky. I had no idea how to thread a dream catcher, but it’s super simple and has a gorgeous result.

Note: You can also let kids thread the dream catcher however they’d like if you prefer!

{Glowing} Dream Catcher Paper Plate Craft

How to Thread a Dream Catcher

  1. Thread loosely through each hole that you hole punched.
  2. When you’ve made it all the way around, start threading through each “bump” that the thread created. Pull as you go.
  3. When you get all the way around again (it should look like sun rays like in the picture above), you’ll start threading under the thread (through each “sun ray”) until you get all the way around.
  4. Keep going until the opening is small.
  5. Wrap the thread around a glowing star or, if you don’t want the star, just make a knot.
  6. Add three holes to the base of your paper plate and thread with string and a glowing star.
  7. Hang.

{Glowing} Dream Catcher Paper Plate Craft

And, there you have it.

Your own glow in the dark dream catcher. Perfect for hanging over your little one’s bed.

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We love the paper dream catcher! What’s the funniest thing your kid has told you about their dream? Leave a comment!

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