Dream Catcher Party Craft:
A few weeks ago I showed you the Unicorn party that I threw for my nine year old. It was perfect for a fun afternoon with just a handful of her friends. We were able to really have some fun hands on crafts and activities with only inviting a handful of her besties. I’m going to show you how easy and simple this craft is to do. You can use this for your own Unicorn party, or a sleepover party, or just to make with your own kids! I wouldnt limit this to just a girls party either. You can always seek out colored doilies or dye them in advance and get fun ribbon for boys to use too. Maybe something with sports balls on it, or I’ve seen building brick ribbon, or any other theme that they might be into. If you plan this far enough in advance too there are many ribbon options on Etsy and Ebay as well.
wooden embroidery hoop
crocheted doily (while at the craft store, I walked a few doilies over to the hoop section to measure up against each other to find which ones might work best for this project)
Various ribbon, lace and ric rac
feathers (we used 4 per dreamcatcher)
at least one spool of 1/4″ ribbon (this will go around the hoop and hold the doily in place- you need a really long strand for each one. I didnt measure. I just guessed but at least maybe 3 feet for each smaller hoop)
Easy Does It:
Lay the doily inside the hoop. Take the really long piece of ribbon and “thread” it through the doily leaving about a 10-12″ tail at the top of the hoop. Thread the ribbon all the way around the hoop going over and under the doily and hoop while wrapping it around the hoop. I used the points of the doily to be my guide of what hole to thread the ribbon through. When you get to the top, tie it off and then measure it up to the “tail” that you left and cut. Tie a knot at the top of the two tails so you can hang it. See the photo below for a more detailed example. You can tie your hanging ribbons on any way you want. I started in the middle and then tied one to each side evenly until I got the amount that looked good to me. The kids used a normal “double knot” method of tying them on so that they would not only stay but get completed in a reasonable time. We then tied the feathers into the ribbon. That is it! So easy!
Tips if you are doing this for a party:
I made one first to just practice.
I got my ribbon at walmart and the dollar store. This project can get pricey. For us we only had a few kids so it was ok to spend a few extra dollars on doing a fun craft.
I cut all my ribbon ahead of time. The hanging ribbons were around 27″ long each.
The kids will need help with the threading part if they are under 8-9 years old. This was the hardest part for some of them.
I bagged everything in advance and each kid got their own bag.
On the backside of the hoop I wrote their name when they were done so they remembered which was theirs.
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Need more ideas for kids crafts for fun or a party? Check out my rock painting tutorial!