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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Eye of God craft

One of the kids' favorite parts of our Spanish curriculum is the bonus activities, crafts and recipes that La Clase Divertida includes in their kits.

We recently learned about the Ojo, or the Eye of God. This craft/object is commonly found among the Huichol Indians of northwestern Mexico. It's based on their belief that the Ojo, God's eye, will watch over them as they live and sleep.

We took the dowels and rainbow yarn that came in the craft kit and set to work. 

It didn't take long for me to realize that Mr. Tinker was very, very good at it! He spun the dowel X around and around and wove the rainbow thread as he went. Tying a knot at the end, he proudly presented to me the finished product! They hung on our Christmas tree during the holiday season, but now they're hanging on doorknobs in the kids' rooms. Fun and, for Mr. Tinker, very easy!

Want to make your own? Here are some directions -- enjoy!

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