Thursday, December 1, 2011

Native American Rain Sticks By: Johnna Burns


Scissors                                                                Corn,rice,dried beans
Glue                                                                         Tape
Brown Construction Paper                          Feathers
Pringles can or paper towel roll                 Nails or toothpicks
String or leather string                                  Markers

First put nails or toothpicks in lines circling the pringles can or paper towel roll. Two or three lines work best on the pringles can. The nails should go every 1/2" to every 1". They should come close touching but should not touch.

The more nails the better!

Next put tape over all of the nails to secure them.

Put beans, corn, and rice into the can. Different combinations and amounts will change the sound the rain stick makes.

Tape the lid of the pringles can on. If using paper towel roll tape over both openings.

Crinkle the construction paper in to a ball several times to make it wrinkled and soft. This is supposed to look like tanned animal skin. After it is crinkled, draw Native American pictures on it with markers.

Cut the construction paper to fit the can. With the paper left cover the ends. Then glue the construction paper to the can.

Now decorate your rain stick with beads and feathers.