Rain Stick

photo courtesy of The Rain Tree

photo courtesy of The Imagination Tree

This week for playgroup we are talking about recycling and what better art project than to make something out of recycled materials.  We decided the kids would really enjoy making these rain sticks:

What You Need:

  • Paper Towel Rolls
  • Tape that you can paint on
  • Glue
  • Paint
  • Uncooked Rice
  • Toothpicks

What You Do:

Pre-poke holes into the side of the paper towel rolls. Then have your children poke toothpicks through the holes (glue both ends). Next tape one end of the roll closed. Add rice and tape the other end. Next let your children paint their sticks any way that they want. Finally, cut off any ends of the toothpicks sticking out. Now your children have a great rain stick made out of recycled paper towel rolls.


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