I’m so excited! We actually made a working rain stick!! I’ve always wanted to make one, but couldn’t find one I thought would be easy enough for preschoolers. I finally did found a way to make a rain stick for kids at Family Fun. The saddest thing is that I accidentally deleted the pictures of the girls making the rain stick, so you won’t get to see the process.
Rain Stick Craft
- Mailing Tube (or Wrapping Paper Tube)
1) Tape or cover one end of a long tube (wrapping paper or mailing). Roll a long sheet of foil lengthwise. Coil it around a broomstick handle. Push into the tube.
2) Pour 1/2 to 1 cup of rice into the tube. Tape or cover the other end. Decorate!
I had a wrapping paper tube on hand, so we used it instead of a mailing tube. We also covered it with dots (leftover from our rainbow project) and wrapped it in contact paper for durability.
It really does sound like rain!!!