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I am helping my daughter-in-law with home schooling by teaching my granddaughter, and her cousin, kindergarten science for half an hour once a week. Last week we learned about ice.  This week we are going to learn about evaporation and clouds.  I thought as part of our learning about rain, we would make rain sticks, so that when they turn it upside down and shake it (a little), it will remind them of the sound of rain falling.  I did some research for child friendly versions of rain sticks.  I didn’t want to have to push pins or skewers into the empty tube because that turns it into an adult project instead of a kid friendly project.  This Instructable is what I came up with.  So let’s go.

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Supplies:
A cardboard tube 18 inches (206 cm) long or longer.
1 inch (2.5 cm) wide strips of light card board or card stock
Masking tape
Scissors
Plain scrap paper, cut into 2 - 3.5 inch (9 cm) diameter circles
¼ cup (4 in3) raw rice
Stickers
Color markers
Funnel (not shown)
I would cut the cardboard pieces smaller and shove them in the tube individually, so the rice would go through better, but awesome instructable
I have a couple of granbrats who will love these. Thanks for the idea
What a great idea! Well executed.

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