Rain Sticks

Play and Learning
Build your own Rain Sticks We’ve had a lot of rain so we thought we would make some rain sticks and make our very own rain shower symphonies. Older children can do this craft mostly on their own and you can help your little ones with the process of make it – the whole family will probably enjoy listening to the sounds and playing (well our dogs didn't like it very much...oops!) Materials needed: A paper tube (paper towel, wrapping paper or mailing tube work well) Packing or duct tape and cardstock or paper to seal the tube. An assortment of noise elements such as: rice, gravel, beads,beans, un-popped corn, buttons. Mixing different elements makes for a very rich sound experience. Decorations for the tube, markers, stickers, paper, ribbons etc……
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