How to Make a Rain Stick

Looking for a fun kid's craft? Learn how to make rain sticks in this free video series about creating and decorating this percussion instrument.

Series Summary

Anyone who says that sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain. When the skies open up to pour water on the earth, we are cleansed and rejuvenated. Nothing can compare to rainy days. For many of us, the sound of the rain brings tranquility into our hectic life. There is something so enchanting in the sound and smell of rain. While we may not be able to control the rain, there is a way to replicate the sound. A rain stick, made from a hollow tube with beans, can simulate the sound of rain falling. The rain stick is thought to be invented by natives in South America. Believed to bring rainstorms, the rain stick was traditional carved out of a dried cactus stems. Today, children and adults are memorized by this percussion instrument.

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