Age3 to 6 years
Who`s crafting?Parents with kids
- 30 cm x 20 cm sheet of tinfoil
- the printouts attached to this page
- 1/4 a cup of rice
- 1 handy Pritt glue stick
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.
Collect all of your tools and materials.
Cut out the shapes on the printouts.
Cut the tinfoil sheet into 30 cm x 2 cm strips.
Glue image 1 into a cylinder using your handy Pritt Stick.
Glue the ends of the tinfoil to each other so as to create a long strip of tinfoil.
Scrunch the tinfoil into a long roundish string.
Now gently wrap the tinfoil string around your paper cylinder. This will make a tinfoil coil that will look like a spring.
Now glue image 2 to the base of the paper cylinder.
Place your tinfoil coil into the paper cylinder.
Place the ¼ cup of rice into the cylinder.
Glue image 3 to the open end of your paper cylinder.
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”.