How to Make a Musical Rain Stick

How to Make a Musical Rain Stick #musical #rain #stick #instrument #diy #kids #craft

It’s Children’s Hospice Week this week, so our lovely partners at Together For Short Lives had a go at making some fun musical rain sticks that the kids will love both making and using! All you need are some cardboard tubes, and lots of bright decorations to get going!

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You Will Need Craft Essentials How to Make

1. Line up two cardboard tubes, end to end, and using the coloured tape secure them together.

How to Make a Musical Rain Stick #musical #rain #stick #instrument #diy #kids #craft

How to Make a Musical Rain Stick #musical #rain #stick #instrument #diy #kids #craft

2. Again, using the tape decorate the length of the tubes and seal one end.

How to Make a Musical Rain Stick #musical #rain #stick #instrument #diy #kids #craft

How to Make a Musical Rain Stick #musical #rain #stick #instrument #diy #kids #craft

3. Using your glue gun, decorate the tube further with ribbon, buttons and pipe cleaners.

How to Make a Musical Rain Stick #musical #rain #stick #instrument #diy #kids #craft

How to Make a Musical Rain Stick #musical #rain #stick #instrument #diy #kids #craft

4. Curl 2 pipe cleaners around your finger and then insert into the open end of the tube.

How to Make a Musical Rain Stick #musical #rain #stick #instrument #diy #kids #craft

How to Make a Musical Rain Stick #musical #rain #stick #instrument #diy #kids #craft

5. Open your packet of buttons, remove the largest ones and pour the rest into the open end of the tube.

How to Make a Musical Rain Stick #musical #rain #stick #instrument #diy #kids #craft

6. Seal the end of the tube with tape, knot some pieces of ribbon together, and using your glue gun affix to both ends.

How to Make a Musical Rain Stick #musical #rain #stick #instrument #diy #kids #craft

7. Add any final decorations and enjoy shaking and twisting your rain stick!

How to Make a Musical Rain Stick #musical #rain #stick #instrument #diy #kids #craft

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