Gods Eye Craft

Last Updated on June 9, 2022 by ellen

This God’s Eye Craft is a fun yarn craft for kids. Learn how to make a God’s Eye Craft with these printable instructions.

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This God's Eye Craft is a fun yarn craft for kids. Learn how to make a God's Eye Craft with these printable instructions.

Gods Eye Craft

I first learned how to make a God’s Eye years ago in summer camp. It is a really easy craft to make and only requires a few supplies.

The best part about this craft is that you can use any colors of yarn that you like. This makes it a great craft for kids because they can really personalize their God’s Eye.

Older kids can make a God’s Eye in a rainbow pattern or try color blocking. I love this book all about God for your younger child. It’s a great add-on for this craft.

What is the meaning of God’s eye craft?

God’s Eyes are a symbol of God’s watchful care over us. It is also a reminder to your child that we are always looking to God for help and guidance.

Is there another name for God’s eye craft?

The God’s eye is also called an Ojo de Dios.

This God's Eye Craft is a fun yarn craft for kids. Learn how to make a God's Eye Craft with these printable instructions.

Where did the God’s eye craft originate?

The God’s eye is believed to have originated in Mexico. It was traditionally made as a prayer tool and used in ceremonies.

What age group is this for?

The God’s eye is great for kids of all ages. Younger kids will need help wrapping the yarn around the sticks but can do the rest on their own.

How long does it take to make a God’s eye?

This craft only takes a few minutes to make once you have all of your supplies. Making Ojo de Dios is a fun craft for Cinco do Mayo or just an easy summer camp craft.

yarn, scissors and craft sticks on the counter

God’s Eye materials

This is a simple arts and crafts project for even a young kid to make. Check out the photos for step-by-step directions for this easy project.

Optional: You can add tassels to the bottom of one of the sticks if you want to.

How do you make Ojo de Dios?

Let’s get crafty! This God’s Eye is so easy to create in different designs!

tying the yarn to the craft stick

STEP ONE

Gather all supplies. Tie a double knot around the center of the first dowel. 

tying two craft sticks together with yarn

STEP TWO

Lay the next stick or dowel across the first and tie a second double knot, joining the two dowels together in a cross shape. Trim the tail of yarn with scissors.

STEP THREE

Hold the two sticks or dowels in one hand and wrap a piece of yarn around the next stick in a counterclockwise direction.

making a Gods eye

STEP FOUR

Continue wrapping the yarn around the sticks and you will notice a pattern appearing. The variegated yarn creates stripes.

Continue to wrap yarn until it’s full. Younger children may need a bit of help creating God’s Eyes.

STEP FIVE

Once the dowels are wrapped, tie off the end with a slip knot. Leave a 12” tail on the yarn, trimming with scissors. 

colorful God's Eye

STEP SIX

Loop the cut end of the yarn back around to the top of the dowel rods. Secure a new piece of 12” length of yarn around the dowel, finishing with a bow.

TIP: A dot of liquid craft glue or hot glue will keep the knots more secure than tying.

A skein of variegated rainbow-colored yarn was used for this DIY God’s Eye, but color-blocking with scraps of yarn would look beautiful.

This is one of my favorite summer projects for children. Making God’s eye ornaments is a great way to use up scrap yarn.

This God's Eye Craft is a fun yarn craft for kids. Learn how to make a God's Eye Craft with these printable instructions.

Popsicle sticks or craft sticks

Make sure you save your popsicle sticks during the summer so you can make more God’s Eyes. If you need to, you can buy craft sticks from basically any craft store.

How to display God’s Eyes

God’s Eyes can be hung from a mobile, used as a sun catcher in a window, or displayed on a wall.

They make great gifts for grandparents, teachers, or any loved one. You can hang one on the doorknob of your child’s room to show off their craft project.

If you are looking for more summer crafts for kids to create, check out these ideas:

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Gods Eye Craft

This God's Eye Craft is a fun yarn craft for kids. Learn how to make a God's Eye Craft with these printable instructions.

This God’s Eye Craft is a fun yarn craft for kids. Learn how to make a God’s Eye Craft with these printable instructions.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $3

Materials

  • Yarn
  • 2 Wooden Dowels, Craft Sticks or Popsicle Sticks
  • Scissors

Tools

  • scissors

Instructions

  1. Gather all supplies. Tie a double knot around the center of the first dowel. 
  2. Lay the second dowel across the first and tie a second double knot, joining the two dowels together in a cross shape. Trim the tail of yarn with scissors.
  3. Hold the dowels in one hand and start wrapping the yarn around each dowel in a counterclockwise direction.
  4. Continue wrapping the yarn around each dowel and you will notice a pattern appearing. The variegated yarn creates stripes.
  5. Once the dowels are wrapped, tie off the end with a slip knot. Leave a 12” tail on the yarn, trimming with scissors. 
  6. rafts, Loop the cut end of the yarn back around to the top of the dowel. Secure a second 12” length of yarn around the dowel, finishing with a bow.

Did you make this project?

If you make this, tag me on Instagram so I can see (@ellenblogs)

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