How to Make God's Eyes~~~ Using Yarn and Popsicle Sticks
Ok, you owe it to YOU. Settle back for about 15 minutes and give a listen to this collection of summer tunes that for some of us bring back those crazy hazy lazy days of summer.
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And, "Summer in the City" will cause your foot to begin tapping without you even thinking about it...
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So take a break, grab an icy glass of lemonade, sweet tea, or chilled water with lemon and wander along down a summery path....
Find inspiration to create crafts with loved ones THIS summer.
A Collection of Summer Time Inspired Songs....with Dialogue
Gather the kids around...
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
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.
- You will need:
- 2 Popsicle sticks
- several colors of yarn or twine and yarn
- hot glue, hot glue gun
- craft glue
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
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.
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.
Would makeing God's Eyes be an activity your children would enjoy?
Another Popsicle craft
You will need:
- craft foam or construction paper, assorted colors
- stickers (optional)
- 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
Step 2...fold in Half
Step 3...fold in Fourths
Variation (heart Cut Outs)
Variaation (cut Outs to Fringe the Edges)
Step 4....fold in Eigths
The Flowerette Twins
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.
© 2012 Patricia Scott