Rainstick

  • Difficulty Level
    Difficulty Level
    medium
  • Age
    Age
    3 to 6 years
  • Who`s crafting?
    Who`s crafting?
    Parents with kids
  • Theme
    Theme
    Specials

 

 

Materials:

  • 30 cm x 20 cm sheet of tinfoil
  • the printouts attached to this page
  • 1/4 a cup of rice

Tools:

  • 1 handy Pritt glue stick
  • scissors
  • ruler

Backstory:

The rainstick comes from South America and was used by the Aztecs in ceremonies dedicated to making rain. They believed that turning the sticks and making the sound of rain would help create rain.

 

 

Step 1

Collect all of your tools and materials.

Step 2

Cut out the shapes on the printouts.

Step 3

Cut the tinfoil sheet into 30 cm x 2 cm strips.

Step 4

Glue image 1 into a cylinder using your handy Pritt Stick.

 

 

Step 5

Glue the ends of the tinfoil to each other so as to create a long strip of tinfoil.

Step 6

Scrunch the tinfoil into a long roundish string.

Step 7

Now gently wrap the tinfoil string around your paper cylinder. This will make a tinfoil coil that will look like a spring.

 

 

Step 8

Now glue image 2 to the base of the paper cylinder.

Step 9

Place your tinfoil coil into the paper cylinder.

Step 10

Place the ¼ cup of rice into the cylinder.

 

 

Step 11

Glue image 3 to the open end of your paper cylinder.

Step 12

Glue image 4 around your paper cylinder.

And that’s it!

You are ready to make some rain with your rainstick.

We hope you have lots of fun with your Pritt rainstick.

We would love to see pictures of your rainstick. You can ask your parents to share your pictures with us on our Facebook page called “Pritt World”.

Tip:

Have you tried the new Pritt Colour glue stick? It is super fun to use while crafting.