Gods Eye Mobile

Age Range: All ages
Time Required: 10 - 50 minutes
Fundamental: World Guiding

Get creative! Make one Gods Eye or many Gods Eyes to create a mobile.

Materials Needed

  • Wool or Jute & twine
  • Paddle pop sticks or sticks
  • Sticks, skewers or a coat hanger
  • Scissors


  1. With a small bit of wool, tie your two sticks together. Knot the wool so it doesn’t come undone.
  2. Firmly hold the end of your wool against the center of the sticks.
  3. Wrap the wool in a clockwise or counterclockwise direction (you decide – just be consistent) around one of the sticks. 
  4. Move on to the next stick and then wrap it again. 
  5. Keep moving around in a circle, wrapping the wool around each stick as you go. 
  6. If you run out of wool or want to change colours, simply knot a new piece of wool to the existing piece and keep going. 
  7. Make a knot around the stick when you’re done. 
  8. Repeat steps 1-7 to make more Gods Eyes for your mobile.
  9. Take some bigger sticks, these can be wrapped partially in wool. Hang your Gods Eyes so they will spin in the breeze without getting tangled. 
  10. Hang in your room, on the front veranda or give to a friend!

As a Girl Guide, How Can I Lead This Activity?

Use this as a Patrol activity.
Make this as a gift.

As a Unit Leader, How Can I Make This Activity Girl Led?

Suggest using recycled materials.

As a Unit, how can we make sure everyone is included?

Make a mobile as a patrol! Each member of a patrol contributes a Gods Eye to the mobile.

Follow Up Questions and Reflections

What can we do differently next time?
What other activities could you do with your new skills?
How did it make you feel?
What did you like or dislike?
What did you learn?

Activity source and acknowledgements

This has been a long time favourite of Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT. Contributed by Felina French.


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