When you are a child, you see everything differently. A stick isn’t just a stick – it’s a wand, it’s a pair of skis, it’s a light saber. So we are using our sprinkles of imagination to turn sticks in to God’s Eyes and if you house is anything like The Mad House then you will have a lot of sticks by the door!
We are back sharing another way to make simple everyday objects into something extraordinary, using nothing but our imagination with the Fab Lollies Sprinkles of Imagination campaign. We are big fans of lolly/popsicle stick crafts and these god’s eyes can be made using lolly sticks or any other stick for that matter and the boys have had such fun turing yarn and sticks on to something so beautiful.
I am delighted to be working with the iconic Nestle fab® Ice Cream team as part of the Sprinkles of Imagination campaign, so make sure you keep your eyes peeled for more fun and creative ‘imagination-led’ ideas.
How to make God’s Eyes
God’s Eyes are simple weaving project, perfect for doing with children of all ages
First off you take two sticks around the same size. To make life easier for children you can use glue to connect the two sticks together into a cross shape. If your children are older, then you can skip this step.
Using yarn, tie a noose knot and tighten it around the intersection of the sticks. Wind the yarn in a figure eight around the centre, first from right to left diagonally, then from left to right.
Begin weaving your first round. Work counter-clockwise, moving the yarn behind the top stick, back over the top stick, behind the left stick, over the left stick, behind the bottom stick, over the bottomstick, and behind and over the right stick to complete one round. We developed a verse as we went to remind us to go under over etc.
Change colours by knotting the new colour to the old one.
You can keep added colours as you require, but before cutting off the old one do a few rounds so it is secure.
Then turn it over and you have this fab God’s Eye:
What is a God’s Eye?
The Ojo de Dios (Eye of God in Spanish) is woven with yarn and wood, often using several colours. The weaving of an Ojo de Dios is an ancient contemplative and spiritual practice for many. They are often created for celebration or blessing, presented as a gift or designed to bless a home. In certain homes they are hung on to the cot of a new born baby.