Craft Day Recap: Dioramas and Ojos de Dios

For Craft Day last week, Lucy wanted to make dioramas. (Only Lucy would pick dioramas, right?) Rachel wanted to make Mexican/Indian "Ojos de Dios" out of yarn. They assured me that they could gather all of the supplies for the crafts all by themselves. And they did.

Lucy's diorama was a horse/pond scene. Gracie made a television showing a girl jump-roping in the sun. Jake, who sometimes isn't very impressed with our crafts, thoroughly enjoyed making his very-detailed Indian scene diorama.

The older girls made quite a few "Ojos de Dios", or "Eyes of God". The Huichol Indians of Mexico and the Aymara Indians of Bolivia weave yard on a simple frame of crossed sticks to make this design called "Ojo de Dios" or "Eye of God". Originally, "God's Eyes" were made to be placed on an altar so that the gods could watch over the praying people and protect them. They are commonly sold in markets in Mexico, reminding people that God looks down with love on people everywhere.

Oh, I almost forgot. Adam made a diorama too. All by himself.


blakeandcourt said...

I love the craft-day idea. That is awesome. And I used to make the eyes of god craft all the time growing up.

Ryanne said...

So do you have a designated day as your craft day? My kids, (like all kids) are so into crafts but I feel overwhelmed by what they want to do on a daily basis.