Rain Stick Designed by Tim Stull Make this musical rain stick from recycled material. It’s fun to listen to even
if you don’t want it to rain!
you see the “helping hand” symbol on a project, it means
you may need adult supervision to do the project. Always cover your work surface with a mat or some type of protective covering like wax paper or plastic. Always use care when using tools or a heat source. Be careful and safe!
Always cover your work surface with a mat or some type of protective covering like
wax paper or plastic.
Age Range: 7 to 12
Grade Range: 1 to 6
Skill Level: Moderate
Appropriate for These Special Events
Every Day and Rainy Days
Supports Subject Area(s) of:
Language Arts – e.g. step by step instructions
Time Needed for Project:
1 hour plus drying time
Wrapping paper or paper towel tube
ACTIVA® Scenic Sand™ – assorted colors
Rexlace® plastic lacing
1. Trace around the end of the tube and cut two circles from cardboard. Use one to close off one end of the tube. Seal around the edge with masking tape. Save the second circle.
2. Use a nail to make small holes next to the spiral of the tube about every inch or less. The length of your tube will determine the number of holes. Stick a toothpick in each hole as far as possible then clip off the end level with the cardboard.
3. Fill the tube with popcorn or beads. Seal the other end wit the remaining cardboard circle and tape.
4. Paint one are of the tube with white glue suing a scrap of cardboard as your brush. Then roll in sand. Be creative and alternate colors of sand as you paint each area with glue.
5. Decorate your rain stick with plastic lacing, beads, and feathers.
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