How to weave a Tsikuri (Ojo de Dios or God’s Eye)

One of my favourite crafts to do with kids is this simple activity, weaving squares on crossed sticks. Often called god’s eyes, tsikuri (sometimes spelt ‘tzixuri’ or ‘sikuli’ ) are woven diamond-shapes, made by winding wool in a simple pattern around four crossed sticks. There’s nothing else to it –…

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How to make a tassel

All you need to make a tassel is a bit of wool and some scissors. They are incredibly easy to make, and add a lovely bit of embellishment to creative projects. You can, of course, buy them instead, but the advantage to making your own tassels is that you can…

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How to make a conker god’s eye

Making conker god’s eye is a great way to make use of the autumn conker bounty, and a really fun and easy craft. All you need are some conkers, sticks, and wool, and something pointy for making holes. Making conker god’s eye is a great way to make use of…

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How to make a wooden needle from a stick

These little wooden needles are great for things like darning, knitting, n√•lbinding, tapestry or anything you would use a blunt needle for. I use them for weaving projects in my forest school classes, and as they are so easy to make, I often get the kids to make their own….

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