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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Rain Sticks

Materials you will need: rice, paper towel or toilet paper rolls, a thumb tack, toothpicks, scissors, tape and markers, paint or crayons (we used glitter glue).

Help children poke holes into paper towel roll with a thumb tack.

Push several toothpicks through the holes (you might want to glue both ends, we didn't).

Cut off any ends of the toothpicks sticking out.

Next tape one end of the roll closed.

Add rice and tape the other end.

Kids can decorate their sticks with paint, crayons, markers, glitter, etc.

The sound seemed to be the best when we added more toothpicks and less rice. Have fun!


Amy said...

Once again - a killer week's worth of fun activities. :) I'm gonna make a rainstick.

EmF said...

Thanks, Amy! The rainsticks were SUPER fun!