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1310-2 Mexico
Ojo-De-Dios Wall Hanging

Similar to southwestern Indian ceremonial shields using yarn and sticks, these god’s eyes are traditional to Mexico. Using sticks and yarn we create a traditional god’s eye pattern.

Age Range: 7 to 12

Grade Range: 1 to 6

Skill Level: Moderate

Appropriate for These Special Events:
Every Day and Rainy Days

Supports Subject Area(s) of:
Social Studies
Language Arts – e.g. step by step instructions
Visual Arts
Math – e.g. measuring

Time Needed for Project:
1 ½  hours

Our wall hanging was created from a kit that had enough supplies for 25 projects.

Main supplies:

  • ¼” dowel rods – cut 9” long
  • Yarn

Basic Supplies:

  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • 4” x 4” cardboard square for tassels


1.  Using the ruler and pencil. Mark the centers of two 9” dowels. Cross the dowels where they are marked and tie them tightly together with a 5” length of yarn. Take one end of yarn and place under the crossed yarn on the back of the Ojo-De-Dios. Bring the yarn around the back of the dowel and wrap twice. Now bring the yarn under the next dowel and up and around the dowel. Bring the yarn across the back and then around the next dowel. Repeat this process going around in a circle until the wall hanging is the desired size.

2.  The yarn may be changed at any time by tying the old and new colors together at the back of the Ojo-De-Dios. When weaving hold the yarn taut, keeping the strands close together and flat, so there are no open spaces.

3. Measure and cut one 3 ½ yard length of yarn. Wind the yarn around the cardboard square in one direction, thirty-two times. Measure and cut two pieces of yarn, each 5” long. Set one aside. Push the end of one piece of yarn under the wound yarn at the top of the cardboard. Tie tightly around the yarn and knot. Cut through the yarn at the bottom of the cardboard. Remove the cardboard. Hold the yarn strands together. Wind the other 5” piece of yarn around them about 1” down from the top. Tie the ends tightly together and push them back into the tassel. Tie the tassels to the ends of the dowels.

4.  Measure and cut a 48” length of yarn. Thread one end of yarn underneath the yarn at the back of the dowel. Slide the Ojo-De-Dios until it is at the center of the yarn. Tie the ends of the yarn together and hang.



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