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How to Make God's Eyes~~~ Using Yarn and Popsicle Sticks

Patricia is someone whose life is centered around family. Each day is one more opportunity to show my loved ones how much they mean to me.

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Yes, our young ones do love all things techno it would seem...but the truth is they do like to DO things. And making God's Eyes is a craft that requires little expense and yields a great end result.

Looking for something to do with your kidoes or grands? Give this a try.

Make it plain or with colorful string, raffia, yarn

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If you are looking for a unique gift for kids to give grandma and grandpa for Christmas this year, you can look no further.You and your children can make God's eyes using Popsicle sticks and yarn or twine. It is an inexpensive way for children to make creations that will last for years.

Popsicle sticks be turned into keepsakes that your children can give for a special handmade gift to give a loved one. Displaying them proudly in your home is another way to show off their work. If you find you have too many crafts out to really be seen well and appreciated, take some down and tuck them into a scrapbook or chest to be taken out at some later date. You will cherish the walk down memory lane and be reminded of special moments with your children.

Materials

  • You will need:
  • 2 Popsicle sticks
  • several colors of yarn or twine and yarn
  • hot glue, hot glue gun
  • craft glue



God's eyes

Children have fun making these and often want to make more than one. These works of art have an interesting history. It is said Ojo de Dios or God's eye originated with the Huichol Indians of Mexico. It is said to symbolize the unknowable hence it the Mystery. perhaps like the mystery of life that each of us seeks to know.

The Ojo de Dios was first made when a child was born. At their birth, the father made the central eye .A new one was added each year until age five. Original Huichol God's eyes are rare. It is interesting to note that in Bolivia the God's eye was made and set on an altar. When people came to pray, the God's eye watched over them and protected them. Reference: http://www.okhistory.org/kids/printables/godseye.pdf

Steps 1-4


1. Lay one stick over the other and glue the two together. Let dry.

2. Select a piece of yarn to be the eye. Wrap it over and under (the sticks) and over and under in the very center, where the sticks meet in the center.

3. Select a new color and follow the same procedure.

4. You can change colors again and again or not.

Steps 5-7

5. In the one made for demonstration purposes, I used twine just to give it a rustic look. You can use whatever you wish for this.

6. This is a quick activity that even five year old children can make. The trickiest part is getting started. After that, it is a breeze.

7. When you are finished, you will wish to cut a piece of yarn or twine to attach to the finished craft so it can be hung for all to see.

Another Popsicle craft

You will need:

  • craft foam or construction paper, assorted colors
  • stickers (optional)
  • markers
  • Popsicle sticks
  • magnet tape (if desired)
  • Follow the steps above to make your 'flower garden'.
  • To add extra personality to your flowers you can cut out along the edge and along the sides as shown.
  • Add magnet tape and display the happy flowers or Miss Sunshine. (or Mr. Sunshine if you have little guys who wish to make a mister).

Step 1..5 Inch Circle

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Step 2...fold in Half

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Step 3...fold in Fourths

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Rosie

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Variation (heart Cut Outs)

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Variaation (cut Outs to Fringe the Edges)

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Miss Sunshine

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Step 4....fold in Eigths

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The Flowerette Twins

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Blooming Blossom

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Popsicle Crafts

There are many other Popsicle crafts you can make. Your children will come up with many ideas for sure.The site below has the God's eye craft . I did not use information from this site but found it after I finished this article and thought you might be interested in reading it

Using craft sticks sticks a special favorite is that there are so many ways to come up unique crafts on your own using inexpensive materials.There really is no wrong way to craft with them and hours of fun await you and your children.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2012 Patricia Scott

Comments

Patricia Scott (author) from North Central Florida on December 01, 2017:

The lovely thing about making them is that they can be very simple like the one shown or they can be quite extravagant. When I first taught children how to make them we used this simple pattern and later moved to more tedious ones. Thank you for stopping once again...Peggy Angels are bringing hugs and many blessings to you and yours. ps

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on November 30, 2017:

Crafting can be so much fun and it is nice that the ingredients you shared are inexpensive. They would make nice gifts for children to make at this time of year. Christmas will soon be here!

Patricia Scott (author) from North Central Florida on June 14, 2015:

These really ARE fun to make...kids of all ages like making them and they enjoy putting their own twist on their design which makes them truly unique.

Thank you for visiting colorfulone Angels are on the way to you ps

Susie Lehto from Minnesota on June 10, 2015:

Now, those are fun crafts to do with kiddos. We made some when I home schooled my kids. Fun things to do, do not have to be expensive at all.

Up votes!

Patricia Scott (author) from North Central Florida on April 05, 2015:

Thanks for visiting poetryman I really enjoy doing these crafts with kids as they take over and become very creative with them . It is one that changes into a new creation every time one is made.

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps

poetryman6969 on April 01, 2015:

Love craftiness with a little bit of history. Voted up for something that can keep little hands and eyes and minds busy in a constructive way.

Some of the things you see in the world make you thankful for people who are trying to maintain some history even if it is not necessarily theirs.

Patricia Scott (author) from North Central Florida on March 31, 2015:

We did too, Lady G...we would go out a find just the perfect rustic looking stick to use and they turned out so nicely.

thank you for visiting.

Angels are winging their way to you this morning in the wee hours ps

Patricia Scott (author) from North Central Florida on March 31, 2015:

I am sorry to hear that Lady G... I cannot understand why as I have not changed any settings.

Thank you for returning.

I have the same thing happen to me when I am on the pages of others too. I am not sure why it happens

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps

Debra Allen from West By God on March 31, 2015:

My comment went into your spam folder. Maybe it was too short. I said that we did these all the time when we were teens.

Patricia Scott (author) from North Central Florida on March 31, 2015:

Both the god'eyes and the flowers were projects the kids never seemed to tire of. When I asked them what craft they would like to do these were often what was selected.

My little grandson is ready to start learning to make them now too so we will have lots of fun..

Angels are once again on the way to you AuFait

ps

Debra Allen from West By God on March 31, 2015:

We used to make these when I was a teen.

C E Clark from North Texas on March 31, 2015:

I really like the craft stick flowers. They could be put in with the potted house plants to brighten them up, or glued to the top of a pen or pencil instead of a craft stick.

Voted up, UI, pinned to Awesome HubPages and shared! Hope you are looking forward to a wonderful Easter!

Patricia Scott (author) from North Central Florida on June 02, 2012:

ElleBee...so glad you stopped by...these really are fun. I can't wait till my grandson is a little bigger so he can do this. I miss working with children too...I retired last fall so have not had any little ones to make these things. thanks for stopping by...

Pamela Dapples from Arizona now on June 02, 2012:

Very nice. I didn't know popsicle sticks come in different colors. My grandchildren made a very realistic house circa 1880's out of uncolored popsicle sticks yesterday and then painted it today. It's so fun to see children doing simple, creative hobbies.

Great hub. Voting up, useful and interesting.

ElleBee on June 02, 2012:

Cute ideas! Makes me wish I was still in my old job workign with children, so I could try a few out! I know I never did the popsicle stick flower garden with them.

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