Hi this is Ginny with Simply Beautiful Crafts
on behalf of Expert Village. If you’re making a rain stick with small children and you don’t
want to poke things into the outside of it or mess with chicken wire, you can use aluminum
foil to make a sound filter as well. You want to take one strip of aluminum foil, about
as long as your project and roll it like a snake. The kids will love that. They always
like making snakes. You want to roll it like a snake and then crunch it so that it’s nice
and tight.
You’re doing this because you’re going to use two of them, and you’re going to make
kind of a chain with them so that the sound will filter through the two of them. There
that’s about the right length. OK, we’re going to make another one. We’re going to roll it
like a snake. Of course, it doesn’t have to be even, because after all, you are just going
to crunch it up.
Once we have it rolled we’re going to take the two and we’re going to twist the tops
together and we’re going to make sure that we have an opening and an opening, and an
opening, and an opening, and an opening, so that we have a chain. This we’re going to
put inside of our rain stick and if you look at the end of it and you say to yourself,
that looks like there’s way too much room in there and my filling is going to fall too
fast and not make enough sound, you simply make another chain out of aluminum foil and
put both of them in there. Once you have as many in there as you feel that you need, you’re
going to cap the end and you’re ready to decorate your rain stick that has an aluminum foil
sound filter.

How to Make a Rain Stick : How to Use Foil to Make Rain Sticks
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13 thoughts on “How to Make a Rain Stick : How to Use Foil to Make Rain Sticks

  • February 17, 2008 at 10:23 am
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    what's that??

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  • December 8, 2010 at 4:23 pm
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    thank you for the very good tutorial on making this with foil! now little kids can make it also 🙂
    btw, all your videos i have watched have been great help ^^
    Cheers!

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  • February 23, 2011 at 2:08 pm
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    Brilliant =] I will use this with the kiddies!

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  • July 10, 2011 at 8:24 pm
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    yur are a snake

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  • October 11, 2011 at 1:00 pm
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    My preschoolers loved making these!

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  • March 13, 2012 at 2:58 pm
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    Thank you for this. I wanted to make one for my 17 month old son, but the toothpicks and pins were too scary. Now I'll be able to make it and it's easy enough for him to help, too.

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  • August 29, 2012 at 8:21 pm
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    Thank you for this craft idea 🙂
    I work with special needs children and this project is fun and simple to do .
    The kids had so much fun making and decorating their rain sticks !

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  • June 24, 2014 at 6:34 pm
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     I also wish I could hear what it sounds like.

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  • August 13, 2016 at 3:36 pm
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    But what does it sound like with foil?

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  • January 4, 2018 at 8:20 pm
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    If you it myself thanks to woodprix website.

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  • November 17, 2018 at 3:10 pm
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    What to do with the foil after making the chain?!??!

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  • February 16, 2019 at 3:27 am
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    I wrap craft wire around a stick or dowel to make a spiral. I wrap it pretty close, then I stretch it out the length of the tube. I have also used the spiral out of an old spiral bound notebook. Both work great! I also have used the cheap little dollar tree beads for the sound. You can make a clear tube from empty 2 liter soda bottles. Cut the top and bottoms off. Cut them down vertically and roll them to make them more narrow. Connect 2 or more with clear packing tape. Seal one end with some packing tape. Continue with the spiral and beads and seal up the other end. The pretty beads look pretty as they fall and produce the lovely rain sound.

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  • April 12, 2019 at 4:48 am
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    This should just be one long vid.

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