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Dream Catchers are from Native American culture. A Dream Catcher can be hung above the bed or next to a window. It is believed that a Dream Catcher changes a person’s dreams, allowing only good dreams to filter through the web while bad dreams stay in the net, disappearing with the light of day. Another version is that nightmares pass through the holes and out the window while the good dreams are trapped in the web, and then slide down the feathers to the sleeper. To see other examples of dream catchers click here.

 Dream Catcher Materials:

Paper plates Yarn Feathers Scissors Hole punch

Here’s How to Get Started:

1. Cut out the center of the paper plate to leave a 1-2” circle boarder

2. Punch holes around the paper plate circle ½” – 1” apart

3. Thread yarn through one hole and tie a knot on the back of plate

4. Weave yarn through all of the holes and knot when completed

5. Add three additional holes to bottom for attaching feathers

6. Tie a loop into the top for hanging

After You Finish Your Dream Catcher: Find a place to hang up your dream catcher and enjoy it yourself or give it as a gift to someone who is ill. Sweet Dreams!