15 October 2010

a stick and some yarn

What else to do on a cold and wet day but to kick back in jammies and do craft and read.  We warped up our Y shaped sticks ready to weave some nature and then got stuck into some 'gods eyes'.  The kids loved doing them and made one for a friend and kept one for themselves.  I made one from sticks and one from skewers and popped them up with or spring stuff. 

There are several theories as to the origins of these but I quite like the one I linked to that says they are made in Mexican homes to honour the gods of nature and to protect children.

 warped up and ready for nature



 Nienna's creations, she decided to embellish the one on the left and the one of the right is for her friend the divine Ms M


 I liked the effect of this flat cotton tape yarn, it looked good


Beren's one to give his friend Mr J.  I did the extra crisscross effect to look like a spider web.

Part of the play academy

8 comments:

RedTedArt said...

I haven't made these in YEARS!! I cant wait for Red Ted to have go - hopefully he will "be able" in a few months...

Thank you for the reminder and for linking up to Kids Get Crafty! Much appreciated!

Maggy

life in a pink fibro said...

I"m with RedTedArt - haven't even seen one for years! Thanks so much for reminding me. Mr6 will be all over these. And I'm all over anything I can do in my jammies.

MaryAnne said...

I remember making these as a child! Thank you for reminding me to make them with my kids!

EG Wow said...

It's great the kids are doing these! Most children are natural artists, which needs to be fostered so they still feel creative as adults. :)

Kim - A Creative Spirit said...

Thanks for stopping by A CREATIVE SPIRIT... following you back.. I have to ask what MEME stands for . :o)

lazyclick said...

Beautiful workmanship

Mrs4444 said...

I remember making those in Girl Scouts! Fun :)

cathy @ NurtureStore said...

I really love these - I love the texture and beautiful colours. I've not heard them called God's Eyes before. Thanks for sharing another great idea with us at the Play Academy. Cathy