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How to Make a Rain Stick with Kids
Homemade toys are so much fun! I'm sure I don't have to tell you how much most kids love to make noise. Well, this is a noise maker, but it is a pleasant sounding one. Have you ever seen a rain stick? Well, you can make one with your kids with ordinary items!Continue to 2 of 10 below.
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Supplies Needed to Make a Rain Stick
These are all items that you most likely have on hand. A cardboard tube (we used a wrapping paper tube cut in half), rice, foil, duct tape and scissors.Continue to 3 of 10 below.
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Prepare the Tube
The first thing you need to do is prepare your tube for filling. On one end, cut four slits into the cardboard. Fold each section in to close.Continue to 4 of 10 below.
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Secure the End
Use Duct tape to keep the end closed. Be sure that it is secure so that your filling doesn't run out.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Tear off two pieces of foil that are a little longer than your tube. Roll each piece and squeeze it so it is like a rope.Continue to 6 of 10 below.
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Now take the 2 foil ropes and coil it like a spring.Continue to 7 of 10 below.
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Insert the coils down into the cardboard tube one at a time. Don't compress them too tightly.Continue to 8 of 10 below.
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We used a little less than a 1/2 a cup of rice. You can make a funnel by rolling a sheet of paper into a cone shape.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Secure the End Closed
Close the open end like you had done with the other end. Tape securely.Continue to 10 of 10 below.
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Decorate your FInished Rain stick
We finished our rain stick off by wrapping it in decorative duct tape. You could also wrap in yarn or ribbon, paint or color it. Have fun!