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Re: rainsticks for middle school art club


From: Betty Bowen (bbowen_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Sep 11 2002 - 09:14:28 PDT

I've had the best luck with a kind of stiff galvanized wire wire bent up and
shoved into the tube. That way I don't have to deal with finishing off the
ends of lots of pointy things sticking out the sides of the tubes. The beans
or whatever rattle down the wires just fine. I used a heavy cardboard tube
that art prints came in and collaged paper from around the world on the

Ann Wilschke wrote:

> Greetings....
> I am wanting to have my middle school art club make
> rainsticks soon. I have read of many different methods and
> materials. I am interested in keeping the cost down as much as
> possible so what materials can I use that are effective, but
> cheaper??? do I have to use lots of nails...or do tothpicks
> work? I am also wondering if you have found sources for the tubes,
> etc ........
> Thanks in advance.....
> Ann Wilschke
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