How to Make a DIY Unicorn Dream Catcher
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.
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Dream Catcher Craft Supplies
- Cardboard (we cut up an Amazon box from a recent delievery)
- Black Sharpie marker
- Acrylic paint (white & pink)
- Yarn (white, yellow, purple, dark pink, & light pink)
- Glue gun and glue sticks
- Glitter (optional)
Unicorn Dream Catcher Instructions
Trace around a bowl with a sharpie marker onto a piece of cardboard twice, so you have 2 circles.
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.)
Cut out the inside circle so you have a hoop.
Hot glue the two hoops together to make it one thicker hoop.
Hot glue a piece of light pink yarn to the hoop …
… and wrap the pink yarn all the way around it.
Cut six 24-inch pieces of dark pink yarn.
Then do the same thing with the purple, white, and light pink yarn.
Create a slip knot around the hoop with the dark pink threads.
Then do the same with the white, purple, and light pink threads.
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.
Hot glue a piece of yellow string to the cardboard horn …
… and wrap the entire horn in yellow string.
Paint the ears white …
… and when the white paint dries, paint a smaller portion of the ears pink.
Glue the horn and ears onto the top of the pink circle.
If you want, add glitter!
Video — How to Draw a Unicorn Dream Catcher
Want to make a pretty drawing of a unicorn dream catcher? Then check out the instructions in this video.
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