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Listen to rain indoors with these replica rainsticks from Chile. Discover native legends from many cultures in the Americas.
Students find out how, where, and when rainsticks were discovered. Identify their uses in various indigenous cultures of the Americas. Choose Native American symbols that are especially appropriate to decorate the replica rattle.
Seal the tube. Choose a recycled cardboard tube. Cut it to the desired length with Crayola® Scissors.
On a recycled file folder, trace around an open end of your cardboard tube with Crayola Erasable Colored Pencils. Draw a larger circle around the first one. Cut around the bigger circle. Cut several slits from the outer edge of the larger circle in to the smaller circle. Make two of these double circles, one for each end of the tube.
Fold the slit edges up from the smaller circle. With Crayola School Glue, seal one end of the tube with one of the circles. Air-dry the glue.
Fill the rainstick. Roll and twist a long piece of aluminum foil into a spiral snake. Place the foil snake inside the tube.
Pour a few seeds into the tube. Hold a hand over the open end of the tube and gently turn the rainstick over to see how it sounds. Students experiment with the amount of seeds until they have a sound they like best.
Glue the second end of the rainstick closed.
Decorate the rainstick. Cover the art area with recycled newspaper. Decorate the outside of the rainstick with authentic Native American colors and designs using Crayola Washable Paint. Air-dry the rainstick.
Glue on decorative craft materials for a finishing touch. Air-dry before turning the rainstick from one end to another.
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