Thursday, March 12, 2009
RAINSTICK FROM CARDBOARD TUBE
(free clipart from http://www.free-clipart-pictures.net/spring_clipart.html)
My son loves the sound of the rain and as a present for Easter I want to make him a rainstick out of a cardboard tube.
I couldn't remember exactly how these were made so I surfed and found this one which is as close as I can recall except it uses popsicle sticks instead of cardboard inserts, uses pasta and rice in addition to beans and is decorated in yarn instead of painted.
This one at Enchanted Learning is interesting - it uses 2 coiled up pieces of aluminum foil and it is easier to follow as it has diagrams. It uses Small dried beans, unpopped popcorn, rice, or pasta.