Friday, August 21, 2009

How to make Rain Sticks using Paper towel tubes

This project is so simple and fun and the end result is the beautiful sound of rain. Kids love this project and it does not take a long time to do.

You will need the following supplies:
[1] piece of card stock cut to 6-1/2" x 11"
[1] empty paper towel tube [or cardboard wrapping paper tube or mailing tube]
Aluminum foil
1 to 2 cups of rice ~ depending on the size of your rain stick
[2] squares of card stock cut at 4" in size
[2] rubber bands
Supplies to decorate

Decorate the 6-1/2" x 11" piece of card stock with stamps, stickers, markers or crayons. On this project we used stamps from our Bigfoot & Pickle Face Creations Farm set and stamped the images with the child safe/washable ink pad in black. Put glue on the back side of the decorated 6-1/2" x 11" card stock and use double sided tape along the edge and then roll the card stock onto the paper town tube.

Seal off one end of the tube with the rubber band and the 4" square of card stock. Cut the aluminum foil to slightly larger then the length of your cardboard tube. Twist it and form into a snaky-spiral shape and insert into the cardboard tube. Pour the rice into the open end of the tube and then seal off that end with the remaining rubber band and 4" square of card stock.

Turn to listen to the sounds of the rain.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks a ton it is a very good support, now to make rain sticks using paper towel tubes is definitely simple utilizing your guidance. Thanks