Dreamcatchers for kids: Love, make, buy

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This article about dream catchers for kids was last updated in 2022.

Dream catchers are beautiful, they are also very cool and have lots of meaning. Come on … haven’t we all owned a dream catcher at some point?

Well, today we’re sharing everything about “dream catchers for kids”.

So, if your little one is a hankering after one, you’re in the right place. Here begins the lesson on hunting down the perfect dream catcher for your child!


Dream catchers for kids have an interesting history.

A dream catcher is a spider web or net-like charm originating from some Native American cultures. The dream catcher catches any harm that might be in the air, like a spider web traps anything that comes near it.

Traditional dream catchers were made of willow hoop and woven with a net of string or sinew and used to protect babies. Dream catchers may also contain sacred beads, feathers and other items.


A dream catcher, also referred to as a “sacred hoop” symbolises a spider web that traps harm and ill feelings. According to an Ojibwe legend, the protective charm came from the Spider Woman (Asibikaashi) who takes care of children. When it became difficult for Asibikaashi to reach all children, mothers made their own charms.

During the Pan-Indian Movement of the 1960s and 1970s, dream catchers became a symbol of unity among the Native Americans and First Nations people. They may also symbolise shared hope and healing, like the dream catcher made after the Red Lake, Minnesota shootings. Today, dream catchers are often used as decor by non-Native Americans and people who like the New Age or boho aesthetic.


Dream catchers were originally used as a protective charm and can help your child sleep peacefully and ease anxiety and fears, such as fear of the dark or being alone in their room for the first time. They are thought to protect kids by trapping all bad dreams and feelings in the air, allowing only good dreams to pass. When the sun rises, all the bad things disappear.


Dream catchers were traditionally hung over a cradle to serve as protection for infants. You can hang dream catchers anywhere: on the wall above or beside the bed, on a mobile or on a door. You can also put the dream catcher in a frame with a stand and display it on your child’s night table.


Dream catchers for kids may look complicated, but they are actually really easy to make. All you need are simple materials and a bit of time. Set aside a weekend morning or afternoon and have a blast making beautiful dream catchers with your children. These videos will guide you step by step:

Emilie Lefler shows you how to make a beautiful dream catcher from simple materials.

Source: Emilie Lefler

Check out this dream catcher for kids tutorial from DiYana on YouTube. Instructions are easy to follow and understand.

Source: DiYana

Another easy tutorial to make a dream catcher for kids from StyleNovice. This one uses paper plate, feathers and ribbons.

Source: StyleNovice


Don’t have time to buy materials? DIY dream catcher kits are the answer. DIY dream catchers for kids are easy peasy and make great decor and gifts.

Dream Catcher Kit

Dream Catcher Kit | Beanstalk Single Mums

Create your own classic dream catcher with tassels and ribbon. The kit includes materials for one dream catcher and an instruction manual for easy assembly.We found this at: Big W

Unicorn Dream Catcher

An adorable unicorn-shaped dream catcher is just the thing for your little princess. Comes with yarn, felt flowers, glitter ears and shiny gold horn.

Dream Catchers for Kids | Unicorn Dream Catcher | Beanstalk Mums

We found this at: Riot Art and Craft

Make It Real Dreamcatcher

The Make It Real dream catcher kit is perfect if you’re a newbie crafter. Also great for little hands as it encourages fine motor skills development and creativity.

Make It Real Dreamcatcher | Beanstalk Mums

We found this at: Target


If you’re not a crafter or DIY-er, you can buy gorgeous dream catchers for kids online. These are sold assembled already so you just hang them on the wall or put them in a frame.

Unicorn Feather Dream Catcher

Is there anything prettier than this Unicorn Dream Catcher from Wish? The golden horn, gorgeous fabric flowers and string lights really make it stand out.

Dream Catchers for Kids | Unicorn Feather Dream Catcher | Beanstalk Mums

We found this at: Wish

Rainbow Crochet Dream Catcher

Younger kids will love this colourful rainbow dream catcher from OZ Games Shop. It’s simple and has no small parts to ruin playtime.

Rainbow Crochet Dream Catcher | Beanstalk Mums

We found this at: OZ Games Shop

Kids Dream Catcher Kit

Sweet dreams are made of this stunning boho dream catcher. Perfect for the nursery, playroom or bedroom. Also great for birthday parties!

Kids Dream Catcher Kit | Beanstalk Single Mums

We found this at: Etsy


Gold Boho Dream Catcher

This rose gold boho dream catcher is pretty and goes with any theme. Comes fully assembled but you can customise it with beads and decor.

Gold Boho Dream Catcher | Beanstalk Mums

We found this at: Etsy

Boho Dream Catcher

Boho dream catchers don’t get prettier than this. And it’s easy to match with your existing decor.

Dream Catchers for Kids | Boho Dream Catcher | Beanstalk Mums

We found this at: Light in the Box

Colourful Dream Catcher

This colourful dream catcher is fun and vibrant. We love the crochet web and cascade of feathers and beads.

Colourful Dream Catcher | Beanstalk Single Mums

We found this at: Ali Express

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