Transform everyday items into a colorful God’s eye craft! This easy art and craft activity works well for so many ages and is amazing for building fine motor skills as well as exploring new textures. Turn craft sticks and yarn into a neat way to create and learn about textile art. Plus, find out what is the meaning of the God’s eye craft and why they call it a God’s eye. We love simple art projects for kids!

HOW TO MAKE A GOD’S EYE

GOD’S EYE

God’s eyes were originally made by the Huichol, the indigenous people of western Mexico. They were created as spiritual symbols that helped them connect with the natural world. For many years, and still in present day, they appeared on everything from altars to large ceremonial shields. The Huichol also believed they had protective powers to keep their people safe.

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WHY DO ART WITH KIDS?

Children are naturally curious. They observe, explore, and imitate, trying to figure out how things work and how to control themselves and their environments. This freedom of exploration helps children form connections in their brain, it helps them learn—and it’s also fun!

Art is a natural activity to support this essential interaction with the world. Kids need the freedom to explore and experiment creatively.

Art allows children to practice a wide range of skills that are useful not only for life but also for learning. These include the aesthetic, scientific, interpersonal, and practical interactions that can be discovered through the senses, intellect, and emotions.

Making and appreciating art involves emotional and mental faculties!

Art, whether making it, learning about it, or simply looking at it – offers a wide range of important experiences.
In other words, it’s good for them!

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GOD’S EYE CRAFT

SUPPLIES:

  • Chopsticks or craft sticks
  • Yarn
  • Scissors

INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1: Break apart chopsticks and form into the shape of an X.

STEP 2: Use your first piece of yarn to tie the sticks together at the center. Tie tightly around the X so the sticks stay together.

STEP 3: Wrap your yarn around each stick around in a circle. Wrap the yarn all the way around each stick, each time around.

STEP 4: Tie a new piece of yarn to the end of your first piece and keep going. Use various colors and continue until you make the design as large as you want.

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