Classic God’s Eye Craft for Kids

The God’s Eye, or Ojo de Dios, is the ultimate classic craft.

I made a God’s Eye craft as a kid, but the origin goes back much further than that with the Huichol Indians in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico.

I’ve always found them beautiful and a great way to combine art, history, and culture in one creation.

Sit down with your kids to make this fun classic craft. This rustic God's Eye craft for kids uses simple supplies and it is easy to make your own unique version.

This time, we made a very rustic version using two sticks. The small supply list makes this a perfect craft to bring outdoors.

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Supplies Needed

2 thing twigs
Yarn (use a multi-colored yarn for best results)

Sit down with your kids to make this fun classic craft. This rustic God's Eye craft for kids uses simple supplies and it is easy to make your own unique version.

How to make your God’s Eye craft

Start by crossing your two sticks in the middle so that they look like a plus sign (+).

Next, start wrapping your yarn around your sticks in an overlapping x-style.

Tucking the end of your yarn under your x will keep your God’s Eye from unraveling.

Finally, layer your yarn several times to hold your sticks steady.

Sit down with your kids to make this fun classic craft. This rustic God's Eye craft for kids uses simple supplies and it is easy to make your own unique version.

Now it’s time to start weaving your God’s Eye.

Step 1: Take your yarn underneath a stick.

Step 2: Wrap over the stick.

Next, for Step 3: Take your yarn back under the stick then bring the yarn to the next stick repeating steps 1-3 until your are finished with your weaving. Make sure you pull your yarn tightly, but not too tight.  If you are doing the weaving correctly, the sticks will not show in the front of your God’s Eye and they will look wrapped in the back.

Once you are satisfied with your God’s Eye, clip your yarn and secure with a tight knot around one of your sticks. (See picture 4.)

Sit down with your kids to make this fun classic craft. This rustic God's Eye craft for kids uses simple supplies and it is easy to make your own unique version.

This craft is truly beautiful and you can make it in many various styles to make each one truly unique.

We used a yarn with variegated colors to achieve our striped look.

You can use one solid color, or alternate colors to achieve a color block pattern.

Have you ever made a God’s Eye craft before?

Sit down with your kids to make this fun classic craft. This rustic God's Eye craft for kids uses simple supplies and it is easy to make your own unique version.

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Terri is a writer and mom of two elementary-aged girls. She has a passion for learning and is always looking for ways to make learning fun. You can find her here writing about fun learning activities, art, craft, and family fun ideas.

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