Unicorn DIY Dream Catcher Craft

Unicorn DIY Dream Catcher Craft
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This cute DIY unicorn dream catcher is a great decoration for a unicorn-themed party or simply to hang in a girl’s bedroom.

One of the things I like about this craft is that it was very inexpensive, and you probably have most of these things around your house.

My daughter has a huge box of yarn in her closet, and for the cardboard we just cut up a box from a recent Amazon purchase. So we didn’t have to go shopping for any special materials.

We made our dream catcher with pinks, purple, and white, with a yellow horn. But obviously you can choose whichever colors you like. Using a multi-colored pastel yarn to wrap around the hoop would create a nice effect.

 

Dream Catcher Craft Supplies

  • Cardboard (we cut up an Amazon box from a recent delievery)
  • Black Sharpie marker
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Acrylic paint (white & pink)
  • Yarn (white, yellow, purple, dark pink, & light pink)
  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  • Glitter (optional)

 

Supplies for unicorn dream catcher

 

Dream Catcher Directions

  1. Trace around a bowl with a sharpie marker onto a piece of cardboard twice, so you have 2 circles.

    Trace a bowl against cardboard

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  3. Inside each circle, draw an inner circle, making them concentric. (We just drew ours freehand. If you want to be more precise, you could measure an inch inside at four different spots in the circle and mark them with dots first.)

    Drawing smaller circle within circle

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    Sharpie and 2 concentric circles on cardboard

     

  5. Cut out the inside circle so you have a hoop.

    Cutting out center of circles to make hoop

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  7. Hot glue the two hoops together to make it one thicker hoop.

    Glue gun 2 cardboard circles together

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  9. Hot glue a piece of light pink yarn to the hoop …

    Glue pink yarn on cardboard circles

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  11. … and wrap the pink yarn all the way around it.

    Wrapping light pink yarn around hoop

  12.  

    Hoop wrapped in pink yarn

     

  13. Cut six 24-inch pieces of dark pink yarn.

    Dark Pink thread measured 24 inches

     

  14. Then do the same thing with the purple, white, and light pink yarn.

    4 groups of yarn for the slipknots

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  16. Create a slip knot around the hoop with the dark pink threads.

    Tie dark pink slipknot around hoop

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  18. Then do the same with the white, purple, and light pink threads.

    4 colors of tails for dream catcher

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  20. cut 12-inch pieces of various colors of yarn. Here you can be creative, both in how many colors you want to use and how many pieces of yarn you want to cut.

    Measuring purple yarn with a ruler

     

    4 colors of yarn cut

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  22. Glue each of the 12-inch pieces of yarn going across the hoop in various directions. This is “the catchy stuff for catching your dreams,” as my 3 year old next door neighbor described it.

    Putting on the catchy stuff

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  24. Now return to your cardboard and Sharpie marker. Draw a triangle for the unicorn horn and two semi-ovals for the ears, and cut them out.

    Cutting out unicorn horn and ears

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  26. Hot glue a piece of yellow string to the cardboard horn …

    Glue yellow yarn to unicorn horn

     

  27. … and wrap the entire horn in yellow string.

    Yellow string wrapped around unicorn horn

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  29. Paint the ears white …

    Painting unicorn ear white

     

    Unicorn ears painted white

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  31. … and when the white paint dries, paint a smaller portion of the ears pink.

    Painting part of unicorn ear pink

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  33. Glue the horn and ears onto the top of the pink circle.

    Gluing horns and ears onto circle

  34. If you want, add glitter!

    Adding glitter to dream catcher

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    DIY Unicorn Dream Catcher 2

    Unicorn Dream Catcher Craft

    Prep Time: 4 minutes
    Active Time: 45 minutes
    Total Time: 49 minutes

    Materials

    • Cardboard
    • Acrylic paint (white & pink)
    • Yarn (white, purple, yellow, dark pink, light pink)
    • Glitter (optional)

    Tools

    • Scissors
    • Sharpie Marker
    • Ruler
    • Glue gun & glue sticks
    • Paintbrush

    Instructions

    1. Trace around a bowl with a sharpie marker onto a piece of cardboard twice, so you have 2 circles.
    2. Inside each circle, draw an inner circle, making them concentric.
    3. Cut out the inside circle so you have a hoop.
    4. Hot glue the two hoops together to make it one thicker hoop.
    5. Hot glue a piece of light pink yarn to the hoop and and wrap it all the way around until the yarn completely covers the hoop.
    6. Cut six 24-inch pieces each of dark pink, light pink, purple, and white yarn.
    7. Using one color at a time, take all six pieces of yarn and create a slip knot at the bottom of the hoop.
    8. Cut several 12-inch pieces of yarn and glue them in criss-cross patterns across the hoop.
    9. Use a Sharpie marker to draw and cut a cardboard unicorn horn and two ears.
    10. Hot glue a piece of yellow string to the horn and wrap the string all the way around it.
    11. Paint the ears white and pink.
    12. Glue the ears and horn to the top of the hoop.
    13. Add glitter if desired.

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    How to Make a Unicorn Dream Catcher



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