I've been wanting to try making one of these for so long! A parent of a child I once taught told me how to make a rain stick (or rain maker) while we were doing a project about the rainforest. It is so easy!
Easy Vibrant Rain Sticks for Kids to Make - Great craft for kids using paper towel rolls and dollar store washi tape! The tape is a great fine-motor work out, and the preschoolers loved using it. The 5-8 year olds really enjoyed making these rain sticks as well. - Happy Hooligans
This upcylcled and naturally sourced DIY rainstick musical sensory bottle will help children learn self-regulation skills. This rainstick calm down bottle is a musical instrument that is fun to watch and listen to. It makes the sound of pitter-patting rain when tipped from top to bottom. Discovery bottles are also great for no mess safe sensory play for kids. Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers can safely investigate small objects without the risk of choking.
a fabulous paper mâché sculpture lesson for us. Interactive rain sticks were an absolute hit! From the toothpick and cardboard tube construction to the Australian aboriginal-inspired end caps, we love every minute of it!