Japanese schoolchildren sometimes do things differently than they do in the United States and elsewhere in the world. This can clearly be seen in a pastime that is known as Dorodango. This pastime makes a shiny ball out of mud and dirt and it is more beautiful than you could possibly imagine.
‘Hikaru dodorango’ is translated as ‘shiny dumpling’. The spheres, which are highly polished, have been amazing and amusing people on the Internet. When you see them completed, it looks like one of the most satisfying things you could do in your life.
First, you collect soil
Separate all the rocks from the soil
Shape the ball
Add layers slowly
It takes about 30 minutes to do this part
Now you can start relaxing as you shape the ball perfectly.
Be careful you don’t crack it
Leave it dry in a plastic bag for 20 minutes
Repeat the process several times before polishing
It will look something like this
The color is different, depending upon the soil that is used
This is a relaxing DIY project. People are falling in love with it.
They are sharing these creations on social media
Many people enjoy doing it as a group exercise
Watch this video for instructions on how to make a shiny ball of dirt: