Ojo de Dios Yarn Craft

Ojo de Dios (oh-ho-day-DEE-ohs) is one of my favorite crafts I learned at summer camp when I was a child. Now my 8-year-old Nanny Kid can’t stop making these beautiful crafts simply made with yarn and sticks. Ojo de Dios originally come from the Huichol people of Central Northwest Mexico, were created as protective and spiritual symbols that helped them connect more deeply to the natural world.

You can purchase the supplies needed for this project by clicking the links below or by visiting my storefront by tapping here.

You Will Need:

Craft Sticks or Sticks from Nature
Hot Glue (optional)

What to Do:

1. I use a hot glue gun to attach two craft sticks together. But, you can tie two sticks together with a tiny bit of yarn instead.

2. Have the child hold the yarn securely in the back of the craft sticks and wrap the yarn once over the top of one of the craft sticks.

3. Then, turn the sticks clockwise (or counterclockwise as long as the child keeps turning the sticks in the same direction) and wrap the yarn once over the top of the next stick.

4. Keep turning the sticks around in a circle, wrapping the yarn once around each stick in the same direction.

5. If you run out of yarn or want to change colors of yarn, simply knot a new piece of yarn to the existing piece and keep going.

6. Make a knot around a stick when you’re done.


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