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Re: rainsticks for middle school art club

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Wizzlewolf_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Wed Sep 11 2002 - 13:30:51 PDT


I have made rainsticks that sound great. I used mailing tubes and cut very
thin dowels to the width of the tube. Then I drilled holes (the same size as
the dowels) all over the tube. This part was a bit labor intensive, but very
worthwhile in the end. We just fed the dowels into the holes until they came
out the other side anywhere. This made a crisscross pattern on the inside of
the tube.
We filled them with a mixture of rice and various size beans. We topped them
off with a circle of cardboard to cover the open end and secured with tape.
The kids painted them with acrylic designs.
They sounded very good like the real thing.
wizzle

Sheree Rensel
BFA, MFA, NBCT
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