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Make Music With Your Child: a Homemade Rain Stick in 5 Easy Steps

Updated: Sep 8, 2019

A great way to entertain your little one on a rainy day while spending quality time together exploring music and sounds.



What You'll Need:

  • Aluminum foil roll

  • Aluminum foil

  • Duct tape

  • Small bowl of rice/small pasta

  • Wooden spoon

  • Funnel

5 Easy Steps:

  • Tape one end of the foil roll with duct tape

  • Fold an aluminum foil piece into a strip, then help your toddler twist the foil strip around a wooden spoon handle to a snake shape

  • Help your child insert the foil snake into the roll (without the spoon)

  • Help your child pour the rice/pasta into the funnel and into the tube

  • Tape the second end of the tube with more duct tape


Make the Most Out Of It!

  • Enjoy quality time doing craft and exploring sound and music!

  • Show your child videos of different rain sounds -rain in the forest, jungle rain, rainstorm, soft rain – and talk of how the same things might sound quite different.

  • Get creative together with your child! Color and decorate the rainsticks with different colors, washy tape, and stickers!

  • Try making a few rainsticks with different “fillings” – lentils, small pasta, rice etc. and explore the different sounds they make.

  • Play songs you like and let your child play along is an amazing way to make your little one engage with music!


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