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How to Make a Rain Stick : Supplies for Making Rain Stick

August 14, 2019

Hi, this is Ginny with Simply Beautiful Crafts
on behalf of Expert Village. In order to make your own rain stick, you really need a very
limited amount of supplies and almost anything that you need as far as supplies, you probably
already have at home. I am going to show you a wide variety of supplies and later on we’ll
talk about different styles of rain sticks and also different ways to decorate them.
The first and most important thing you need is some kind of a tube. If you don’t happen
to have a dead cactus lying around there are many different things you can use. This is
a mailing tube you can purchase this is many mailing place or a post office. It has ends
already which are very nice you don’t have to create them, but it is something you may
have to purchase. You can also use paper towel holders, you can use toilet paper holders,
or you can use the tubes that come on wrapping paper, any tube will do. This tube is two
paper towel holders together. So you have your tube. Now you?re going to need something
to stick in your tube so that your filling will filter through rather than just falling
all at once, again there are a wide variety of things you can use. You can use push pins,
you want ones with a flat end but you’ll want one with a big head that you can push into
the cardboard to start, you can use nails, you can use tooth picks, or if your working
with children and you don’t want to use hammer and nails or pins, you can use aluminum foil,
and you can also use a piece of chicken wire. So you need a tube and you need something
to filter the sound as it falls through the tube. Your going to need some rubber bands
for decorating and also some for putting the ends on the tube, you’ll need a pair of scissors
if you are going to use nails a hammer, and you will need something to mark the places
on your tube where you are going to put the filtering mechanism and then you will need
something to put in the tube to sound through. You can use little pebbles, you can use rice,
dried beans, something like lentils, bird seed, anything that is small and hard and
won’t fall through your tube. If you live in a damp climate you might want to consider
using little pebbles because they are not going to absorb moisture, and then after your
done with your tube, your going to want to decorate it and you can do something as simple
as just painting your tube with tempera paints or acrylic paints, to putting something with
texture on it, covering it with construction paper or fabric, using craft paper, paint,
crayons, using yarn, using jute, even sand. So to sum it up, you will need a tube of some
kind, a filter agent of some kind, something to fill it with that will make the sound,
and what ever you want, what ever your imagination can come up with to decorate your rain stick.
Are your ready to get started?

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  • Reply delaelaola June 26, 2008 at 1:15 am

    Very helpful. I'll use this with my kids at camp. Thanks a lot!

  • Reply Alex Black September 28, 2010 at 7:35 am

    fucked up

  • Reply romeosafadi October 31, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Why all this? I found a 2meter tube used from a construction site.
    Made random holes with a nail, inserted matchsticks, filled it with rice & beans, and tada 🙂

  • Reply Henk-Jan Bakker May 28, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    @romeosafadi That was her point. Anything will work. She just mentioned stuff you may have at home already.

  • Reply Nate Hall December 31, 2011 at 5:08 am

    "You need a very limited amount of supplies"..
    'Sits by a table you can barely see'

  • Reply neeemojsrat January 2, 2012 at 9:58 am

    @freestyleskierdude sure but thats enough to make a bunch of them…

  • Reply powpaow October 10, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    why can't you just make a video there you make the whole rainstick, insted of alot of different

  • Reply Replevin4u October 20, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Hey Jenny– Can you edit your videos and put part 1 part 2 etc on each of them? Am jumping around trying to find which one is next. thanks!! 🙂

  • Reply Topher Holt January 11, 2013 at 3:25 am

    I agree with Replevin4u. Number the videos. Thanks for making them. All the kids in Newark Middle school here in New york will thank you too!

  • Reply Steve White October 21, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    I think PVC pipe would have a nice sound.

  • Reply Alan Barrett II May 3, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    I have something small, and hard to fill your tube.

  • Reply Anne Rainwater June 15, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    I love that you're filming this while it's raining!!

  • Reply Bluevibezxx May 15, 2018 at 8:57 pm


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