DIY Craft: How To Make a Gods Eye Craft With Your Troop

This post may contain affiliate links and this site is not connected with, affiliated with, approved by, endorsed by The Girl Scouts of the USA or the Frontier Girls. Ideas are my own and I share to help you run your troops with ease.

Gods Eye Craft

Difficulty: Hard
Estimate time to make


Great for

4th – 12th

grade girls

Learn how to make a God’s Eye craft using yarn and sticks. This is a great craft that can be done as group then display in your window or on your wall. You can learn through directions and pictures and a short video showing how to do it. Let’s get started!

What is a God’s Eye?
God’s eye (in Spanish, Ojo de Dios) is a spiritual and votive object made by weaving a design out of yarn upon a wooden cross. Often several colors are used. The Huichol call their God’s Eyes Sikuli, which means “the power to see and understand things unknown.”

For this craft you will need

  • Hot glue gun

  • Wood sticks

  • Scissors

  • Yarn

How to make craft

  • Take the sticks and see how big they are. You want to be the same size but make sure that they will match the size you would like your gods eye to be. You are going to glue them together in the middle putting them in opposite directions in a way to get a shape of cross. When you are happy with the look and all those 4 ends are even glue them in the middle using hot glue gun. If you still think that the sticks are too big you can still cut all the ends separately.
  • Now it’s time to take the yarn in one color and start wrapping it on every stick separately and continue to the next one. Wrap it there and continue to the next one. Repeat the same procedure and you will see some interesting shape coming up. Repeat that until you are happy with the size of that color. I’ve used pink and purple yarn, pink for the middle and purple for the outside.
  • Tie the purple yarn on the end of the pink and continue wrapping the yarn around every stick.
  • When you are happy with the look of the gods eye just cut the yarn, tie it at the end and if you have some longer piece of yarn there pull it through the wrappings back. Some additional advices, play a little with the colors and use different yarns. Have fun.
  • Add the optional tassel to bottom of God’s Eye. 
  • Completed God’s Eye

Craft Video

Need more God’s Eye inspiration? Here is a Pinterest board full of God’s Eye ideas to help your girls create an amazing piece of art.

Crafts Beyond God’s Eye Craft

Subscribe to mailing list

Enjoy every minute being a leader and continue to inspire your girls!

Previous Article5 Easy to Make Crafts for Your Troops Christmas Event
Next ArticleDiscover More About France With These Activities and Games
My name is Jodi Carlson, I am a mom, wife, & web designer and come with 25 years of GS experience. I am now sharing my experiences and helping other Girl leaders be great and successful and shape today’s girls to be the leaders of tomorrow. I was blessed with a Son in March of 2015 and stepped down as a full time girl leader, but missed planning and volunteering, so I decided after 25 years I have so many ideas to inspire girls and help leaders so I choose to build this blog and it has grown into a resource beyond GS, I am reaching girl leaders in many organizations.