Paper Plate Dream Catchers

Dream catchers are crafts and arts of the Native American individuals


Dream catchers are what Native American people would make for their newborn babies, to hang over their cradles to provide their young with peaceful and fantastic dreams. The dream catchers would allow good dreams through, but bad dreams would get caught up in the web being trapped there until the sun rose in the morning and evaporated them.

Twigs are collected fresh and dried in a circle or pulled into a spiral shape depending upon their intended use. Feather and semi-precious gemstones were used to decorate the webs with one gemstone to each web signifying that there is only one originator in life.

You can make your dream catchers without the need to go out collecting fresh twigs or having to use semi-precious gemstones. They are super easy to make, and the kids will love making them. You don’t need much in the way of materials just a few paper plates, some string, crayons, and feathers.

Materials Required:

  • Paper plates
  • Hole punch
  • Crayons, markers, paint
  • String, any color will do
  • Feathers, beads, puff balls
  • Scissors
  • Feathers
  • Tape


  1. Cut center of plate out and save for another craft if desired.
  2. Use hole punch to put at least 8 holes around center area.
  3. Make a hole where top should be along outer edge of plate.
  4. Along outer edge of plate opposite the hole just made make three more holes positioned similar to in picture.
  5. Allow kids to color and decorate the plate.
  6. String should be tied in first hole, then strung across plate at angles to make a web pattern (always pull string through from back of plate to make neater).
  7. Tie feathers to ends of pieces of yarn and then string through the three bottom holes.
  8. Tie piece of yarn to top hole to be used for hanging.
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