Here is a simple dream catcher craft for kids using pieces I purchased at the discount variety retailer, The Reject Shop. This craft is easy for children as young as toddler age to make and they look absolutely beautiful when displayed.
One of the most common questions I’m asked by readers of this blog is where do I get my materials from. The Reject Shop is certainly a store I love to visit. Possum (3.5 years), Boo (6 months) and I love to browse the aisles and I always walk out feeling like I’ve been able to stretch a few dollars into bags full of various bits for my craft activities and games.
Fortunately for you they are offering one Laughing Kids Learn reader a whopping $100 Reject Shop gift voucher, which you’ll find the details at the end of this post.
So with school holidays coming up The Reject Shop gave me the challenge of creating a craft that kids would love to do using items purchased at one of their many stores. I’ve wanted to create a simple dream catcher craft for some time and was attracted to their range of yarns so this seemed like a great opportunity.
Recommended age: 3 years +
(Active supervision is always required)
To make your very own dream catcher, you will need –
- Plastic plates
- Sticky gems
- Pom Poms
- Craft glue
All of these items cost me less than $20 at The Reject Shop.
The Reject Shop has a huge range of party supplies and so we were excited to choose plastic plates in a variety of colours. Possum of course chose Pink, since it’s her favourite colour this week.
Using scissors, I carefully removed the middle of the plate to create a frame for our dream catcher. I didn’t have a hole punch so we kept things simple and used sticky tape and the colourful yarn to create the webbing.
Possum had a great time doing this part of the dream catcher because she loves any opportunity to securing things with sticky tape. It also turned out to be great for developing her fine motor skills.
Once we were happy with the webbing in the frame of our dream catcher we cut some pieces of yarn to hang down from the frame. This was great because our conversation turned to us talking about length and how each strand of yarn compared. We could have used measuring tools, like rulers, but we chose to use more informal ways of measuring each length of wool.
Pompoms look good on anything, right? Well Possum couldn’t go past adding some of these brightly coloured pompoms, which we fixed to the frame using the craft glue we’d purchased.
For only a few dollars we purchased a packet of 500 silver stone gems. We chose to stick these to the yarn, which really looked beautiful on our dream catcher. Obviously we didn’t use all 500 of the silver stone gems so they are certainly going to appear in future craft projects.
Ta-da! Here is the finished product.
Possum was so incredibly proud of herself she couldn’t get the smile off her face. She had done such a great job and it inspired her to create many more for friends and family. This particular dream catcher she chose to give her little sister Boo, which I thought was very sweet.
Of course I couldn’t help but participate and make my own dream catcher with all the bits we purchased at The Reject Shop and we hung them both in Boo’s bedroom. She seems to really love them!
I’m sure you’ll agree this is an activity that children of all ages would really love doing, especially during the school holidays. Children can be as creative as they wish using various things found at The Reject Shop and they can also become great gifts for friends and family.
$100 REJECT SHOP GIFT VOUCHER GIVEAWAY
It gives me great pleasure to giveaway a $100 Reject Shop gift voucher to a lucky Australian reader!!
To enter the competition, comment below and tell me – COMPETITION NOW CLOSED!
How would you get creative and savvy with a $100 Reject Shop voucher?
The most creative answer is the winner.
Please see the Terms and Conditions below to ensure you submit a valid entry.
– This giveaway is unfortunately only open to Australian Residents
– Competition ends on Tuesday 7 July, 2015 at 5pm (AEST)
– The winner will be chosen based on the creativity of their answer
– Entrants will need to provide a valid email address
– Winner must provide me with a postal address so the prize can be sent to them
– Winners will be contacted via email. If you have not left a valid email address for us to contact you on, another entrant will be drawn instead.
– Click to see the full terms and conditions of this competition