Rain Stick Craft

Traditionally made from dried cacti, this simple version makes the same sound.
By Merrilee Liddiard
Feb 27, 2015

Ages

3-5

PA0113_036_1-1.pdf

Feb 27, 2015

You'll Need:

  • Paper towel tube
  • Tin foil
  • Uncooked rice
  • Masking and/or duct tape in various colors

What to Do:

  1. Roll out a sheet of tin foil twice the length of the tube. Scrunch it together lengthwise, then twist it into a coil.
  2. Place the coil inside the paper tube. Tape off the bottom end of the tube and add about ¼ cup of rice. Seal the top.
  3. Stick two strips of duct tape together. Cut a feather shape out of the duct tape. Repeat with a different color for second feather.
  4. Tape on feathers.
  5. Adorn your new rainstick with decorative masking and duct tape.
  6. Tip rainstick gently at a 45-degree angle to use. Flip stick over and repeat!

Photo Credit: Merete Coleman

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