As dream catchers became increasingly popular with the New Age crowd starting in the 1970s, some unscrupulous crafters were passing off their wares as “genuine Native American” crafts, marketing them as being made by a particular tribe, for example.
Are dream catchers good for kids?
Dream catchers have been used to help children with sleep for hundreds of years. They originated with the Ojibwe nation in North America and spread across the continent. Overnight, the dream catchers filter out the bad dreams, only letting good thoughts through, and when the sun rises all the bad dreams disappear.
What materials do you need to make a dreamcatcher?
- A fabric lace doily.
- A metal or wood macramé hoop (its diameter should be about 2 inches larger than your doily)
- Yarn, string, fabric scraps, ribbons, etc.
- Embellishments (flowers, feathers, gems, etc.)