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Video: How to Make a Teru Teru Bozu – Sunshine Charm Doll

Subject: Art & Design / Other Topics
Level: Key Stage 1 / Key Stage 2 / Key Stage 3 / GCSE+
Age: 5-7 years / 7-11 years / 11-15 years / 15+ years
Resource Type: Activities / Videos / Other


During rainy season (June-July) in Japan, you might see these teru teru bozu dolls hung up in windows. They are thought to work as a charm to stop the rain and bring sunshine.

Making teru teru bozu is an ideal rainy day activity; follow the video to make your own.

For more information on Teru Teru Bozu and the Rainy Season in Japan, visit the Rainy Season lesson page.