Sunday, 14 May 2017

ずぼんぼ Shizenbo

I have been playing with these Japanese toys since seeing them on social media. They are a traditionally a paper toy that looks like a tiger or a lion dancing. They can be very simple or complex in design but are fun to bring to life. I wanted to make mini beasts but also had a go at making a rabbit.
You make an upside down box that can catch the air attach legs with weighted feet and then you fan it so that it rises or moves. I tried a rabbit and a fly and spider and have made ladybird instructions for you.


  1. Great! I like a lot, thanks for sharing

  2. I'm going to give these a go this week with the younger children!