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DIY God’s Eye Yarn Art

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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!

God's Eye tutorial

Supplies for God’s Eye:

  • yarn
  • 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 Supplies

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.

DIY God's Eye step 1

Hold the end of the yarn on top of the wood and wrap yarn around the stick catching the end.

God's Eye step 2

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.

God's Eye step 3

God's Eye step 4

 

When you want to change colors simply cut the yarn and tie on a new color and begin wrapping again.

God's Eye adding new color

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.

God's Eye

You might even like to add tassels to the God’s Eye!

{How to make tassels}

DIY 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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