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.
Sponsored by The Reject Shop
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.
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.
Dream catchers typically have feathers and so we added some to each strand using the glue. Simple!
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!!
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Those dream catchers are SO cute! I love to visit The Reject Shop, there is always something new to be found and be inspired to create with…plus we need to update our wool collection. That rainbow wool would be lots of fun!
Louise Thomsen @Paging Fun Mums says
I would go crazy with $100 at the Reject Shop! They always have so many fun gardening products so I think I would get some new and FUN garden features!
Oh I LOVE this craft project!!! My boys having been asking me to make dream catchers and I hadn’t figured out how to do it yet, so I’m so glad I saw your post!! Thanks 🙂
I would love to get my boys a few supplies for their kinetic sand sensory bin from The Reject Shop. Maybe some cookie cutters, plastic figurines, and plastic utensils! Thanks for the opportunity to enter this fab competition 🙂
they are a great idea. I like getting the scrapbook supplies from the reject shop so my girls can create their own memory books from the school holidays.
What a fantastic idea! Memory books are fabulous. Thank you Sharine for your entry. 🙂
I would love the $100 Reject Voucher, with it I would go crazy with all the craft items so I can get in early and start making Christmas cards and pressie for everyone.
Cool! You are so super organised for even thinking about Christmas, although it will be here before we know it. Thank you Tracey for your entry.
bianca leigh says
I would definately be making those dream catchers with my 3 big children, i would also be getting them to paint huge pictures and collages for their baby twin brother and sister in hospital they were born at 24wks gestation. We could make some crafts too decorate their icelets/incubators and their room for when they eventually come home. We could even buy some matterials too make them some rattles and puppets too keep them entertained
What beautiful ideas you have. Sending my love to your little ones. Thank you for your entry Bianca. 🙂
Bek @ Just For Daisy says
Oh wow! THese look fabulous!! And Boo certainly looks mesmerised! How great are doting big sisters!!
Oh my! I’d LOVE $100 to spend at the Reject Shop as I’ve been shopping there a lot lately to fill my snail mail accessory addiction! I’ve been buying their washi tapes, pens, decorative duct tapes, mini notebooks, post its, stickers – SO MUCH!! hehe! And I just love love love their bits and pieces… can you tell I’m a fan!! hehe!
Is there anything you can’t get from the Reject Shop? Hahahaha so many wonderful things. Thank you kindly for your entry Bekka.
SARAH POPPY says
There are so many things that I could buy with $100 from the Reject Shop to get savvy and creative. I would love to create a kids corner in our family room with lots of activities and crafts for my kids to engage in to encourage their creative side. At the moment all their texts, pencils, colouring in books, glue, pom poms etc are in a box in the cube unit. Being tucked away they don’t get used so I would love to create some kind of space to get their creative juices flowing. I’m thinking jars, shelves, frames, pin boards, paint and crafty packs. I can picture a shelf with jars filled with pom poms, string, paper clips, bull dog clips, pencils, textas, stickers with pin boards above to display what they have made and the shelf can double as a place to hang other items they have made. Frames can also be used to create a gallery look to remind them to get their craft on! Would be a perfect school holiday activity to do together.
Oh Sarah, you are inspiring ME to get organised with my crafts. Great ideas! Thank you so much for your entry.
My boys are looking forward to these school holidays. Time to do our first arts and craft school holidays after seeing this post grea!!!
Thank you Cherish! There is really so many ways you can make a dream catcher using the wonderful bits from The Reject Shop. Thank you for your entry.
So cute! I love The Reject Shop and get lost in there for hours!
My children love all crafty things especially painting and pasting and creating beautiful letters and presents to give to their friends. I’m loving the yarn range too and would love to teach them to finger knit!
Oh I love finger knitting and haven’t done it in years! Thanks for your entry Leesa.
These dream catcher’s are a great idea will definitely have to try it out with my nephew
As for what i would do with the $100 voucher is i would help my nephew build a time machine he has been wanting to for ages
Oh my goodness, a time machine sounds AWESOME! Thank you for your entry Renee. 🙂
Oh they look so gorgeous up on the wall!
We might have a go at this over the holidays!
If I could go on a reject shop spending spree I’d buy up big on stickers and those tiny little erasers they have for party favours… they make awesome loos parts and maths counters! Imagine how many we could buy with $100!! LOL
I would love the $100 Reject Voucher to get creative and savvy, my 2.5yo twin girls would have all the bright, sticky, sparkly, gloopy, shiny, fluffy, colourful crafting supplies we could ever need (& an awesome way to organize and store it)
Absolutely! It’s incredible the many things you can buy from the one place! Thanks for your entry Rebecca.
I’m the Toddler Craft Organiser for Townsville & Districts Multiple Birth Association, we could definitely get creative with the $100 voucher, buying much needed craft supplies for the multiples playgroup and really make our Fathers Day crafts savvy!
Oh I can only imagine the wonderful things you’d buy for a playgroup. Thank you for your entry Rebecca! 🙂
Love the idea of your dream catchers. It would be something I would do with my grandkids.
As for the $100.00 voucher I would buy a heap of craft items and donate it to our local PCYC for their afterschool care program.
What a lovely idea Margaret and very thoughtful. Thank you for your entry. 🙂
Ness - One Perfect Day says
This is such a cute idea and Boo really does look hypnotised by them! Wow, a $100 gift voucher from the Reject Shop?!?! I would go NUTS! haha We had Charlie’s birthday party last week and The Reject Shop is always my go-to shop for supplies. Everything from colour co-ordinated plates, streamers, cups etc not to mention fab party favours like their ridiculously cheap bubble wands. Love them!
jay kelly says
I make cards for a cancer charity so I could have an complete ball in reject and cancer will benefit.
Kellie Saunders says
Wow imagine having $100 to spend in such an amazingly fun and diversely stocked store. A moment of leisurely guilt free shopping with my 18 month old daughter. Allowing her to choose some special purchases and a combined effort selecting crafty products to take home and enjoy together making things. This voucher would be spent on fun, fun, fun and family togetherness.
The little bloke and I will buy as many big fluffy pipe cleaners and as much coloured crepe paper as we can, and make bunches upon bunches of fluffy paper flowers for wife aka Mummy. She loves receiving them, and our son is obsessed with making them at the moment. And it’s her birthday soon, so should be good.
What a gorgeous idea Ern! Sounds like a great project. Thanks for your entry. 🙂
DIANA O says
I’ve just learned how to knit (thanks Nan for having the patience to ‘re-teach’ me now I’m an adult and actually wanted to pay attention!!), so would buy wool and knit myself and all my loved ones a scarf. And I might even get some of those tiny craft pom poms to glam them up, or those stick on plastic googley eyes and make faces on the kids ones 🙂
Cute idea! Wish I knew how to knit. I think my mum has given up on showing me. Lol
Thanks so much for your entry Diana. 🙂
I would get creative and make a home made terrarium at the reject shop and add small ornaments as a fun school holiday project
What a gorgeous idea! I saw those and thought it would be a wonderful thing to make. Thanks for your entry Christina. 🙂
I would buy googly eyes, glue sticks ,pipecleaners, stickers & craft tape so that i can survive these two weeks of school holidays with smile on my face .I am sure with $100 worth of these things i will survive many more school holidays.
Lucy @ Bake Play Smile says
What a cool idea – and so easy too!! My little nephews would LOVE this!!
Dream Catcher 23 says
What an awesome idea! I am going to hunt around for these materials and craft this with the kids. Teaches them about other cultures and how to dream! So cool!