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
Rain sticks are well loved by babies and older children. They are also particularly good for people living with dementia. They remind people of the sound of gently falling rain, which is harmonious and relaxing.