Recycled Weaved Rain Stick Craft


These weaved rain sticks are super easy to make with all materials you will have at home.

Materials needed:

  • Empty paper towel roll
  • An old magazine or newspaper
  • Rubberband
  • Scissors, Tape
  • Rice

First, cut some magazine sheets or newspaper into strips. Weave the strips in a criss-cross pattern.

Recycled rainstick

Fold the strips on the paper towel roll and use some tape to get started. Cover the entire roll with these weaved strips.

Recycled rainstick

To make the ends of the roll, lay two strips in the shape of a plus sign and tape them together. Add four cross pieces to form an asterisk as shown, taping after each other.

Recycled rainstick

Center the strips on the paper towel roll, then fold them down and use a rubber band to secure them as shown.

Recycled Rainstick

Finish securing one end of the paper towel roll first. Then fill the tube about quarter with rice.

Recycled Rainstick

Secure the other end as well with the asterisk pattern paper strips.

Recycled Rainstick

Your rain sticks are ready to play with!

 

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