Ojo de dios – Eye of God!

Happy Cinco de Mayo (5th of May)!!

Ojo de dios is a traditional Mexican craft for good fortune. Kids enjoy making Ojo de dios on Cinco de Mayo. Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in US as a day of Mexican heritage and pride.

The Ojo de Dios or God’s eye is a ritual tool, magical object, and cultural symbol evoking the weaving motif and its spiritual associations. For the Huichol peoples of western Mexico, the God’s Eye is symbolic of the power of seeing and understanding that which is unknown, The Mystery. The four points represent the elemental processes earth, fire, air, and water. [Source: Wikipedia]

Ojo de dios in Spanish means “eyes of god”. Ojo de dios is a simple craft easy enough for a child to do.

Materials Required:

  • 2 popsicle/craft sticks/dowel
  • Yarn (2-3 different colours)
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Steps to do Ojo de dios:

  • Keep the sticks crossed and glue them or simply tie them with yarn running cris-cross over them.
  • Keeping the yarn tight, wrap it over a stick and back around it.
  • Take it to the next stick, wrap it over and around and continue doing this.
  • Change colours after wrapping the yarn for say 5-10 times.
  • Finally tie the yarn and glue it after completely wrapping the stick.
  • Add embellishments if needed.
  • Hang it to a hook and enjoy cinco de mayo!

Here is another snap of Ojo de Dios – Eyes of God.

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