Make an Ojo de Dios

16 12 2010

The Huichol Indians from North West Mexico weave Ojo de Dios or God’s Eyes as a symbol of the ability to see and understand the unknown. When a baby is born the father starts the Ojo de Dios and the family adds to it ever year until the child is five. Learn how to make your own simple Ojo de Dios with Popsicle sticks and string.

Glue two sticks together so they intersect in the middle. Wrap an end of the sting around the top stick near the center then wrap the sting around the top of the next Popsicle stick. Continue around the circle.

If you want to make your Ojo de Dios more than one color tie another piece of string to the first one and continue.

Where did you hang your Ojo de Dios? What colors did you use? Leave a comment and let us know!

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