|(Another neat way to recycle paper towel tubes...)
I used paper towel rolls to make Rain Sticks for a 2nd grade class.
We first read a book about The Rain Stick, then we made our own like
You will need:
- Paper towel rolls
- Brown packing tape (or any kind of tape you can paint on)
- Brown tempera paint
- White glue
I pre-poked holes in them (a lot of holes) before the kids started to
work on it and I also covered one end of the roll with tape. Use tape
you can paint on.
The kids then painted their stick with brown tempera paint. Let the
stick dry then have the kids put toothpicks through one hole and out another.
Glue both ends of the toothpick. The whole idea is to have the toothpicks
going in at different angles to make the required sound. Have an adult
cut off any protruding ends of the toothpicks.
Each child then fills their roll with rice. I had them decide on their
own how much to use; just have them put the rice in a little at a time
and have them flip it back and forth so they could hear the "rain" sound
they wanted. (It won't take a lot of rice though.)
Tape up the other end with paintable tape and, there you have it, a
Contributed by Roberta, email@example.com