God’s Eyes: A Fun Yarn and Pom-Pom Kids Craft!March 26, 2018 | FILED UNDER: Kids Crafts, Pom-Poms, Yarn
When our family took a trip to Los Cabos, Mexico over Christmas, I spotted the most amazing thing at our hotel – a tree full of colorful yarn decorations known as “Ojo de Dios” or God’s Eyes. It was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen! I had seen simpler versions of them made as kids crafts before, and decided I wanted to try to make my own with Stella and Hazel when we got home. We made these with supplies from Oriental Trading, and the addition of pom-poms are my favorite touch! Read on to see more of my latest kids project with Oriental Trading and see the tree that inspired this fun craft.
Here I am, in front of the tree of my dreams! Isn’t it so colorful and beautiful?
After seeing these God’s Eyes or Ojo de Dios, I read up on them and discovered that they were first made by the Huichol Indians in Mexico hundreds of years ago to watch over and protect them while they prayed. It is a symbol of the power of seeing and understanding unseen things. In recent times they have become a popular project for kids because they are so simple to make.
How to Make God’s Eyes
Our God’s Eyes are a simpler take on this beautiful craft, using large popsicle sticks at the base and a variety of colorful yarn, including some variegated yarn to wrap them with. Once you get the wrapping technique down, it is really simple, and quite therapeutic to make these. Head here for the step-by-step-tutorial.
I always love finding projects that my daughters and I can have fun doing together. Once you get them started they don’t require much hands-on help. You can whip one up in a few minutes. Even Hazel, my six year old, got the hang of it and made several of her own. Stella made the gorgeous rainbow colored one below. Leave it to Stella to make hers in rainbow order!