Australia

Fun, creative activities for kids, including kids craft ideas to keep them amused for hours!

Musical Rainstick

Download Activity Guide
  • Step 1Create an extra long cardboard roll by joining two of the long cardboard rolls together with tape. (Apply glue before tape for a more secure hold.)
  • Step 2Paint the rainstick with Aboriginal inspired designs. See below for how we painted our rainsticks.
  • Step 3Fold black paper over the end of your rainstick and secure it in place by wrapping a piece of yarn around the paper. Tie the yarn so it stays tightly wrapped.
  • Step 4Insert a handful of beads into the open end of your rainstick and repeat step 3.
  • Step 5For a fire pattern, pour a thin layer of orange, brown and black paint onto a large drop sheet. Do not let the colours mix together but allow them to touch.
  • Step 6Roll your rainstick over the paint for one rotation. Allow to dry.
  • Step 7For a more traditional pattern, paint each end of your rainstick black. Allow to dry.
  • Step 8Paint the middle of your rainstick brown. Allow to dry.
  • Step 9Use a cotton filter to paint red dots in a circular pattern within the brown section of your rainstick.
  • Step 10Use white paint to highlight your pattern. Use the small end of a scratch board tool to paint small white dots around your existing pattern. Look to our design above for inspiration.
  • Step 11Use a cotton filter to paint yellow dots in a line to separate the black and brown sections of your rainstick. Allow to dry.

Materials used in this activity

Product Code: 10217
EACH $16.49 (inc GST) $14.99 (ex GST)
Increase value Decrease value
Cardboard Rolls - Pack of 110
Optional
Product Code: 10307
EACH $32.99 (inc GST) $29.99 (ex GST)
4 or more $19.79 (inc GST) $17.99 (ex GST)          
Increase value Decrease value
CleverPatch Junior PVA Glue - 250ml
Optional
Product Code: 10364
EACH $5.49 (inc GST) $4.99 (ex GST)
36 or more $3.29 (inc GST) $2.99 (ex GST)          
Increase value Decrease value
Splash Mat - Blue
Optional
Product Code: 10715
EACH $14.29 (inc GST) $12.99 (ex GST)
5 or more $10.66 (inc GST) $9.69 (ex GST)          
Increase value Decrease value
Barrel Beads - 140g Pack
Optional
Product Code: 10830
EACH $7.69 (inc GST) $6.99 (ex GST)
5 or more $5.38 (inc GST) $4.89 (ex GST)          
Increase value Decrease value
Masking Tape - 24mm x 50m
Optional
Product Code: 11775
EACH $5.49 (inc GST) $4.99 (ex GST)
20 or more $4.39 (inc GST) $3.99 (ex GST)          
Increase value Decrease value
Product Code: 12008
EACH $5.49 (inc GST) $4.99 (ex GST)
Increase value Decrease value
Product Code: 15733
EACH $3.29 (inc GST) $2.99 (ex GST)
Increase value Decrease value
CleverPatch Junior Artist Paint - 500ml - Set of 11 colours
Optional
Product Code: 15800
EACH $108.78 (inc GST) $98.89 (ex GST)
Increase value Decrease value
CleverPatch Cover Paper - Black - A4 - Pack of 250
Optional
Product Code: 16140
EACH $18.69 (inc GST) $16.99 (ex GST)
4 or more $13.08 (inc GST) $11.89 (ex GST)          
Increase value Decrease value