What you will make:
If you are looking for a craft that kids love and is great for
groups, look no further. God’s Eyes are made with just a few supplies,
and even small children get wonderful results.
God's Eyes originate from the Huichol Indians of
Mexico's Sierra Madre. The Huichol bring flowers,
arrows, feathers, prayer bowls, god's eye (tsikuri), and other
symbolic gifts to deities in sacred caves in the hope of the return of
favor and protection. The Huichol not only make wonderfully colorful
God’s Eyes from yarn, they also make yarn paintings by gluing yarn to
wooden boards in nature-inspired shapes.
This project is great for family, classroom or group craft time. It requires no patterns and uses simple materials.
With a little preparation by the adult or teen leader, this project is easy and fun for children.
At the end of this project page, find links to other sites
with more circular crafts from other cultures!
Here's what you need:
- Yarn in several bright colors
- Popsicle/craft sticks or small twigs
- Optional: Variegated yarn, beads or feathers
This project is rated VERY EASY to do.