- Use colored pencils,
markers, crayons, etc. to color the paper towel roll.
- Using the push pin or
sewing needle, poke many holes throughout the tube.
You may want to wiggle the pin out of each hole to make
it large enough for a toothpick.
- Push toothpicks through
one hole and out another on the opposite side. Vary
the angle and position of the toothpicks. When finished,
you should not be able to see clearly through the tube.
(Requires many toothpicks, we estimate 40-50 or more
- Put a dab of glue on
each toothpick end. Allow to dry.
- Using the cutting pliers,
snip the sharp ends from the toothpicks.
- When the glue is dry,
trace the ends of the tube onto scraps of paper.
- Draw 4 'tabs' coming
out from the traced circle. Cut out circle with tabs.
- Tape one circle to the
bottom of the tube. Make sure to seal the end with tape.
(Clear tape works best for us.)
- Pour 1 tablespoon of
rice into the tube.
- Covering one end with
your hand, slowly turn the tube over to hear the sound
it will make.
- Add more rice for more
sound, or take some out - amount of rice depends on
how you want it to sound!
- Cover the open end of
the tube with the remaining paper circle, making sure
to seal the end so the rice doesn't come out.
- Turn your 'Rain Stick'
over gently to hear the sound of falling rain and enjoy!