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Ojo de Dios Mexican Christmas Decoration

This project is a great opportunity to get crafty and immerse your family in a different culture at the same time.

The "Ojo de Dios" or “God's Eye” is an ancient symbol made by the Huichol Indians of Mexico and the Aymara Indians of Bolivia. I remember making "Ojos", as my grandmother called them, as a child. She told me that when you made one for someone as a gift, you wished them protection and a watchful eye.

Make up a bunch of these yarn creations and hang them on your Christmas tree or string them up as bunting. You could even host a Mexico themed party and use your Ojo de Dios as décor or party favors.

Get creative with your color combos, the options are limitless. You could use 2 large sticks instead of popsicle sticks to make a larger Ojo de Dios. Hang your giant Ojos from the ceiling in place of lanterns or pom poms for unique décor.


  • Yarn
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Scissors
  • Glue


Step 1: Glue 2 popsicle sticks together, forming an X. Tie the end of a yarn skein to the X, trim down excess yarn.



Step 2: Starting in the center, tightly wrap a piece of yarn around one of the sticks and continue wrapping in a clockwise pattern. You will be crossing over to the next stick and wrapping, forming a woven pattern in the front. If you want to change colors, cut the piece of yarn you are currently working with and tie a different colored yarn to that piece with the knot at the back. 



Step 3: Once the yarn reaches the end of the popsicle sticks, tie the end to the stick. You can add a loop if you intend to use them as ornaments.


More Christmas Crafts for Kids:



Turn old party hats into Christmas hats that double as decorations, too.



Make a holiday wreath out of peppermint candies.

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