How to make God’s Eye Craft with Popsicle Sticks
God’s Eye craft is also known as Ojo de Dios or Eye of God. It is a primitive form of start weaving and is also a primitive form of the dreamcatcher. It is woven in bright colors, in single or multiple hues. It is said to serve as God’s eye to watch over babies and to bring good luck. It is a very easy craft to make.
In this article we will know how to make God’s Eye craft with Popsicle Sticks.
To make a God’s Eye Craft we will need the following two things:
- 2 Popsicle Sticks
- Colorful Yarn or String
Hold the sticks together so that they are perpendicular to each other, forming a cross. Now tie both the Popsicle sticks with the yarn diagonally at the intersection and secure it with a knot. The yarn would form an X at the intersection of the Popsicle sticks. To make the knot more secure you can wind the yarn in an X shape more than once and then tie a knot.
Before beginning the weaving process let's number the popsicle stick. The part of the popsicle stick facing north is numbered as 1 and then moving in clockwise direction number the others.
Now take the yarn and bring it to the front so that the yarn is between sticks 4 and 1. Bring the yarn above both stick 1 and stick 2. Now your yarn is between stick 2 and 3.
Bring the yarn behind stick 2 and then wind it once on stick 2. The yarn is now between stick 1 and stick 2.
Then bring the yarn over both stick 2 and stick 3. The yarn is now between stick 3 and stick 4. Bring the yarn below stick 3 and then between stick 2 and stick 3. Then wind it once on stick 3. The yarn is now between stick 2 and 3.
Then again bring the yarn over both stick 3 and stick 4 such that the yarn is between stick 4 and stick 1. Now bring the yarn below stick 4 and then between stick 3 and stick 4. Then wind it once over stick 4.
The yarn is now between stick 3 and stick 4. From there bring the yarn over both stick 4 and stick 1. Now the yarn is again in between stick 1 and stick 2.
Repeat the same process form step 4 to step 7 taking care that each time you wrap the yarn over the Popsicle stick, the yarn should lie next to the yarn of the previous round and not over it. Repeat till you achieve the God's Eye craft of your desired size.
You can make the God's Eye craft with a single color yarn. But if you want colors then you can do it by repeating the step 4 to step 7 four times with one color yarn and then tie a yarn of different color to it. Then start repeating the steps with the 2nd color yarn. Similarly you can add as many colors as you want.
You can also add tassels, pom-pom or bows at the end of the sticks to make the God's Eye Craft look more attractive.
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