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

Musical Rainstick

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  • 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

Cotton Filters
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Cardboard Rolls
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CleverPatch Junior PVA Glue
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Product Code: 10364 250ml
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Round Paint Brushes - Assorted
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Splash Mat
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Barrel Beads
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Masking Tape
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Product Code: 12008 100g
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Product Code: 15733 Pack of 20
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CleverPatch Junior Artist Paint - 500ml
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CleverPatch Cover Paper - Black - A4
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