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The yarn God’s Eye is a popular kids craft. It is called God’s eye for Eye of God. In Spanish, Ojo de Dios. It is a weaving typically made with wood and many different colors of yarn. My daughter came home from summer camp thrilled to show me how to make them. I also remember loving to make them when I was younger. They are the perfect mess free craft!
Supplies for God’s Eye:
- two wooded sticks the same length. We used tree branches, but popsicle sticks or dowel rods would also work.
- rubber bands – optional
God’s Eye Tutorial
To make it easier to start weaving, fasten sticks together with a rubber band. Sticks could also be fastened hot glue.
Hold the end of the yarn on top of the wood and wrap yarn around the stick catching the end.
Wrap all the way around the stick then move under the next stick. Wrap all the way around that stick then move to the next stick. Always bring the yarn under the stick before wrapping around.
When you want to change colors simply cut the yarn and tie on a new color and begin wrapping again.
When finished tie the end of the yarn to the stick where you ended. Push any end pieces where two colors were tied together to the back.
You might even like to add tassels to the God’s Eye!
This God’s Eye a great boredom buster. It is easy to keep the simple supplies on hand so they could be made at any time! You might like to browse this list of 50 Boredom busters crafts and activities to also keep kids busy and engaged.
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Have fun this summer celebrating our Get Out and Play summer series!