Rainsticks...ahhhh...I couldn't resist-
The coolest rainsticks we have ever made-( with middle school students) were made from
dried out bamboo! I know- I know- all of you may not have access to bamboo- but it is
hollow and has build in ridges and we used large corks and a glue gun to seal the
ends. We filled them with a variety of rice, seeds, lentils whatever- It seems that
the smaller items made the most authentic sounds. Designs were added with acrylic paint
and permanent markers. The end results were awesome. SO- if you have access to bamboo-
chop some down and keep it till spring- a wonderful time to celebrate the rain forest!