This week at Tzu Chi
This Sunday we embarked on the project “Ojo De Dios” which translates into Eye of God. Our leader, Judith, introduced us to this piece of Indigenous heritage. The Eye of God is a pattern-based weaving that often involves multiple colors of yarn. It is a symbol of understanding and represents what a human cannot see or know.
Our materials consisted of two Popsicle sticks glued together in a T shape, and colored yarn.
The kids “oohed” and “aahed” at the sample weaving Judith showed. They were so excited to start! We quickly passed out their Popsicle sticks and yarn and began the project. The kids caught on quickly to the pattern and began to branch out and adjoin different yarn colors. Some even added colorful tassels. After finishing the project, many of the students wanted to make more! As class ended and they started to leave, students proudly showed everyone their beautiful Ojo De Dios. They were still immersed in the joy of their weaving. One of our students turned hers into a necklace!
As a volunteer teacher, it is really great to see a classroom full of enthusiasm when we present new craft projects. Many students now excitedly approach us to see what’s on the agenda for the next week. I know I can speak for all of us in saying we look forward to seeing everyone at the Tzu Chi center each week. We often leave in the same bubbly state as the kids, with an extra hop in our step for the remainder of the day.
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