This summer has been flying by! We haven’t made much of a dent in our summer crafts list, I’m afraid. But there is still time!
One craft I was dying to make with the kids were these God’s Eyes. With their Mexican roots, these Ojo de Dios’ are so colorful and beautiful.
Here’s what you need:
2 sticks (from nature, or store bought)
Good sharp scissors
The trick is all in the beginning. Hold the sticks tightly in a cross, then start by wrapping the string diagonally one way 6 or 7 times, then the other way. When the sticks feels secure, you can start the weaving. Basically, you just wrap the string once around the stick, then continue going around and around.
When you want to change colors, tie the new color onto the back and keep going.
While my two older girls (9 and 12) had fun with these, my little guy (6) found it a little challenging to keep the yarn straight as he went around. But with mommy’s help, he felt proud of his work!
We now keep them on our mantle along with our other summer craft collections. Each time I walk by, I get a feeling that I’m being watched over…it’s kind of nice.