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Camp Crafts: God’s Eyes

I think that making a God’s Eye was one of the very first crafts I ever remember making as a kid. And since it was in the early ’70′s at that time, they were totally in vogue along with macrame and owls. I knew the 70′s were good for something!

Sure enough, I made God’s Eye’s in Vacation Bible School and at Girl Scout Camp, so this craft is the very first to come to mind when I think of camp crafts! Plus they are easy enough for preschoolers to make them with chunky yarn, but pretty enough for teens to get into making them.

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Camp Crafts: God's Eyes

God Eyes Materials

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What You Need to Make God's Eyes

  • Scrap Yarn
  • Two Sticks
  • Floral Wire (optional)

Making God’s Eyes is super easy and can be made with minimal materials. Many people use popcicle sticks instead of real sticks, but I like the look of the latter, it makes it feel more like a nature craft. Technically you don’t need the floral wire, but if you wire the sticks together first, it makes it much easier to wrap the yarn, so I recommend it for smaller children.

How to Make God’s Eyes

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God Eyes - How to Make

First use the wire or your first piece of yarn to tie the sticks together in a 90 degree angle.

Then start wrapping your yarn around and under each stick as shown in the illustration above.

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How to Tie Off Yarn on God's Eyes

Tie off the colors on the same side so that the front is seamless. I chose the ‘stick’ side to be the back, but it just as easily could have been the front. Tie off your last yarn with a loop knot on the end so that you can hang your God’s Eye.

Discussion

10 comments for “Camp Crafts: God’s Eyes”

  1. How fun, and great tutorial!

    Posted by Amanda Formaro | June 19, 2009, 11:10 am
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  4. Thanks so much for sharing your project on my crafts carnival!

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