Rain Sticks are believed to have originated in Chile, but have been
found in many cultures throughout the world.  They were used
primarily as ceremonial tools to bring forth rain. The rain stick is a
long, hollow tube partially filled with small pebbles or beans that has
pins arranged in a helix pattern on the inside surface. When the
stick is turned at a 45 degree angle, the pebbles fall to the other end
of the tube, making a sound reminiscent of rain falling.  Please join
us in making one of these delightful collaged sound makers.
$5 kit fee includes

2" X 36" tube
Materials to make helix pattern in tube
Pebbles &/or beans
"Rain Sticks"
3-hour workshop
Well suited for all levels
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Student supply list-
Scissors
Elmer's Glue
A few scraps of paper in colors of your choice
Paint to match or contrast (just 1 or 2 craft paints)
A small spool of thread (metallic is nice)
1" or 1/2" brush (The kind you get at home improvement stores is fine)

Optional items - If you have or we can share -
Heat Gun