How to make your own rain stick!

What you will need:

  • Cardboard Tube (Kitchen roll tube/wrapping paper tube)
  • A selection of coloured card/paper
  • Aluminium Foil
  • Rice
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Sticky Tape

What you need to do:

Step 1: Take the cardboard tube. Cut a piece of coloured card to fit over one end. Use sticky tape to secure.

Step 2: Tear off a long piece of aluminium foil. Scrunch it up into a long thin sausage. Now twist it to make a loose spring shape. Place the foil spring into the cardboard tube.

Step 3:  Carefully add a handful of dry rice into the tube. To seal the tube, cover the open end with a piece of card. Tape the card firmly in position.

Step 4:  All that is left is to decorate your rain stick. Cover it with strips of coloured card to recreate a rainbow pattern. When the glue is dry, try out your rain stick by slowly tipping it upside down.

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