Wednesday, January 03, 2007
When I Have Time
How to Make Shiny Dorodango
1 Pack some mud into your hand, and squeeze out the water while forming a sphere.
2 Add some dry dirt to the outside and continue to gently shape the mud into a sphere.
3 When the mass dries, pack it solid with your hands, and rub the surface until a smooth film begins to appear.
4 Rub your hands against the ground, patting and rubbing the fine, powdery dirt onto the sphere. Continue this for two hours.
5 Seal the ball in a plastic bag for three or four hours. Upon removing the sphere, repeat step 4, and then once again seal the sphere in a plastic bag.
6 Remove the ball from the bag, and if it is no longer wet, polish it with a cloth until it shines.