Remember those fun yarn weavings from summer camp?
Yah, those colorful God’s Eyes. (Did you just have a flashback?)
Well, they’re back in a big way but they’ve grown up a bit.
I’m obsessed with making these little beauties right now. There is just something mesmerizing and calming that happens when you make one.
It’s no wonder I love them, considering the history of the Ojo de Dios.
Wikipedia says “Ojo de Dios have traditionally been created for celebration or blessing, presented as a gift or designed to bless a home. The spiritual eye of the Ojo de Dios is thought by some believers to have the power to see and understand things unknown to the physical eye. Young people in the mountains of New Mexico have made Ojos de Dios in learning circles (wisdom circles) with their elders.”
So, of course I had to teach my kindergarten kids how to make them, and what do you know, they love to make them, too!
Even the complex God’s Eyes are easy to make.
And to make it even easier for you to learn how to make one, in addition to the step-by-step photo tutorial, I created a video to help you. Which, I think, is super mesmerizing, too, if I do say so myself 🙂
since I’ve been making so many of these lately and I haven’t had a giveaway for awhile, I’d like to give the big God’s Eye that’s in the first picture to one of you. All you have to do to be entered is click here, read the article, watch the 1 minute video, and share it on one of your Pinterest boards or your Facebook page. Then leave me a comment. I’ll announce the winner on Saturday, February 25th so be sure to check back to see if you are the winner.
I hope you have fun making these for present toppers, gifts and decorations. Too bad Christmas is over, because they’d make great ornaments, too. Maybe next year…
Thanks for this post. I used to make these, and always mean to make them with my grandchildren. I’m going to bookmark this and make them soon…winter is the perfect time to create some fun projects.
I remember these, haven’t seen in forever! I posted it on my Facebook page. I know I’m going to get a lot of comments. Thanks for the video and pictorial. I am going to get some dowels or craft sticks and make with grand kids.
I don’t recall making these as a child but I think I will give it a try with my 2 granddaughters. Looks like fun to make.
Mowing to a new home in a couple of months.Thank you for the tutorial. I am definitely going to make one!!!♡♡♡
Gorgeous! I don’t remember these as a kid either, but will definitely be a fun project with the grandkids. Shared on Pinterest;)
I remember these! Andy and I will make some this winter – we are always looking for easy art projects. Thanks!
I remember making God’s Eyes in Girl Scout camp – trust me, that was a very long time ago. lol. I saved the eHow video on my Pinterest board, “Knitting and Yarn”. Thanks for sharing.