Mexican God's Eyes, believed by many to ward off evil spirits, make for wonderful decorations for your home and they are very easy to make, even for children. Here's how.
Things You'll Need
- 2 wooden popsicle sticks
- 3 or 4 rolls of thin yarn, different colors
Cut about 10-20 feet of yarn from each roll, depending on how many colors you want to use or how much of one color you would like to incorporate in your God's Eye.
Tie the ends of the cut-up yarn to one another, beginning with the color you would like to be on the inside of the God's Eye, working toward the color you want on its exterior.
Align two popsicle sticks on top of one another in the middle in a symmetrical cross.
Tie the end of the combined yarn whose color you would like to be on the interior of the God's Eye around the middle part of the two sticks and secure tightly.
Wind the yarn around the middle part of the sticks clockwise, weaving it underneath and over the sticks evenly.
Continue doing this until you have used up all your tied-up yarn, but leave about 10 inches of your remaining string. The God's Eye should now look like a target.
Loop the remaining string around one of the edges of the sticks and tie. Make sure it is secure.
Now you can hang your Mexican God's Eye anywhere you want.
Tips & Warnings
- Since yarn differs in texture, your first Mexican God's Eye will be your experiment, to see whether you should use less, more or the same amount of yarn for your next one.
- If too much of the sticks remain in view after you've used up your tied-up yarn, you will need to use more string for your next God's Eye. You can also fix this situation on your existing one by adding more string manually.
- If you find you have too much yarn, simply the remainder of your tied-up yarn, leaving the 10 inches or so needed for your loop.
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