Make a Rainstick
Plop, plip, splish, splash! Rain is nature's way of nourishing our earth. This project celebrates the sounds of rain and opens the door for discussing different cultures, weather, and plant life. Not only an engaging art project, this activity will do double-duty as a treasured toy and musical instrument for your child long after you make it.
What You Need:
- Cardboard tube (paper towel tubes, gift wrap tubes, mailing tubes, or even tubes from the craft store work well)
- Masking tape
- 10 Flat head nails (shorter than the diameter of tube) or tin foil
- Aluminum foil
- 1 cup dried rice, seeds, beans, beads, pebbles, macaroni etc. (mixed)
- Materials to decorate the tube such as twine, paint, flat sided gems, foam paper, cutout pictures of the rain forest, yarn, shells, markers etc.
- Funnel (optional)