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How to make God’s Eyes/Ojo de Dios

Make an easy God’s Eyes or Ojo de Dios using popsicle sticks and yarn. It is a great craft, perfect for working on fine motor skills, but also brilliant for learning basic weaving.

God’s eyes or Ojo de Dios (oh-ho-day-DEE-ohs) originally come from the Huichol people of Central Northwest Mexico, were created as protective and spiritual symbols that helped them connect more deeply to the natural world. 

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Learn how to make a god’s eye craft (or Ojo de dios) with this step by step photo tutorial! All you need is yarn and sticks to make this beautiful traditional craft

Make an easy God's Eye Craft, also known as Ojo de Dios (oh-ho-day-DEE-ohs), with yarn, sticks - we used popsicle sticks, and scissors.

How to make God’s Eyes

God’s Eyes are a simple weaving project, perfect for doing with children of all ages

Watch the Video: How to make a God’s Eye Craft

Supplies to make classic God’s Eye craft

Kids can make this classic God's Eye craft with scraps of colourful yarn and 2 sticks. Great activity for strengthening fine motor skills
  • Yarn
  • Popsicle sticks or sticks
  • Scissors
How to make God's Eyes/Ojo de Dios

First off you take two sticks around the same size. which is why popsicle sticks work really well for this. 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.

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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.

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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.

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Change colours by knotting the new colour to the old one.

How to make God's Eyes/Ojo de Dios

You can keep added colours as you require, but before cutting off the old one do a few rounds so it is secure.

How to make God's Eyes/Ojo de Dios

Then turn it over and you have this fab God’s Eye:

How to make God's Eyes/Ojo de Dios

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.

Learn how to make god’s eyes (or ojo de dios) with this step by step photo tutorial.  All you need is yarn & sticks to make this beautiful traditional craft

When you’re done, you can hang the God’s Eye somewhere important as a symbol of good luck.

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Now we have made popsicle stick God’s Eyes, I really want to make miniature matchstick God’s eyes.

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