Nicole™ Crafts Rain Stick

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by Eileen Farley, A.C. Moore Craftologist

Nicole™ Crafts Rain Stick

In about an hour, you'll have a fun way to listen to the rain even on a sunny day!

Project Details

  • Level:kid with adult
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a cardboard tube from some kind of wrap (wax paper, foil, etc.). A paper towel tube is too flimsy.
  • 2
    Ask an adult to push slits into the tube with the craft knife. Now you can push the paper fasteners into the slits. The more you add, the better the sound.
  • 3
    After all the fasteners are in, cut small squares of wax paper. Hold one square over one end of the tube and secure it around the tube with a rubber band.
  • 4
    Now you can add the beads. Add more seed and E beads and a small handful of pony beads.
  • 5
    Hold your hand over the open end and check the sound. You can add or take away beads as you like.
  • 6
    When you have the perfect sound, cover the other end with the other square of wax paper and a rubber band.
  • 7
    Now comes the fun! Cover your rain stick with different colors of construction paper. Cut strips with the zipper scissors and tape them to the tube. Use the tacky glue if you need to.
  • 8
    You can also wrap and glue on yarn and tie on feathers. It’'s up to you.
  • 9
    Now listen to the rain!

Project Details

  • Level:kid with adult
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • •Cardboard Tube (see step 1), Wax Paper, 3/4" Fasteners, Rubber Bands & Tape
  • •Assorted Colors of Construction Paper, Cotton Yarn, Seed Beads, Pony Beads, E-Beads & Feathers
  • •X-ACTO Precision Instruments Craft Knife
  • •Nicole™ Crafts Decorative Edge Craft Scissors Zipper
  • •Elmer's Washable White School Glue