God's Eye

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God's Eye

A craft from the Huichol tribe of Mexico, kids can easily create many of these colorful God's Eyes with Popsicle sticks and yarn.

What you'll need

  • String or yarn in several colors
  • 2 Popsicle or craft sticks
  • Glue
  • Scissors
Variations:

Use twigs instead of craft sticks for a more rustic look.

More advanced crafters can skip the glue and tie the sticks together with a clove hitch or other lash knot.

How to make it

  1. Glue the two craft sticks together crossing perpendicularly at the center.

  2. When the glue dries, tie yarn in a knot around the center of the cross.

  3. God's eye wrapping pattern

    Wrap the yarn around one stick in a loop, then turn the cross 90° and wrap the yarn around the next stick. Continue wrapping a single loop and turning the cross until you create a diamond-shaped center. Be sure to wrap each loop snugly against the previous one.

  4. Cut the yarn off and tie a new color onto the end. Continue wrapping and turning to create a new ring outside first one. Cut and tie again each time you want to change yarn color.

  5. Leave about half an inch of each end of the sticks uncovered to prevent yarn from slipping loose over the ends.

  6. Leave about 6 inches of yarn at the end of your last color. Thread the end under one of the loops on a stick and tie the yarn in knot, leaving a big loose loop to hang the god's eye from.

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