Rainsticks are musical instruments that create the sound of rain.
Make 1 Rainstick in advance. (Follow the instructions below.)
You will need to show kids your sample Rainstick.
You will need for each child:
- Aluminum foil
- Paper towel roll
- Construction paper
- Sticky tape
- Optional (for decorations): ribbons, colored paper or stickers, crayons
To Make the Rainstick
1. First, make an aluminum spiral to place inside the Rainstick:
- Cut a length of aluminum foil about 2 times the length of your paper towel roll.
- Roll the aluminum foil lengthwise into a long tube, around 1 inch in diameter.
- Form it into a spiral by wrapping it around your paper towel roll.
- Remove the paper towel roll. Twist and tighten the spiral to make it fit inside the paper towel roll.
2. Cut 2 circles out of construction paper. Each circle should be about 3 times the diameter of your paper towel roll.
3. Place 1 circle over 1 end of the paper towel roll and secure it with sticky tape. Use additional sticky tape to ensure that it is properly secured to the paper towel roll.
4. Pour about ⅓ cup of rice inside the paper towel roll. (You will need more rice if your cardboard tube is longer).
5. Secure the other circle to the other end of the paper towel roll.
6. Decorate your Rainstick with ribbons, colored paper, stickers or crayons.
Tilt, turn or shake your Rainstick to make the sound of rain!
Sunday School Lesson
This craft is taken from the following Sunday School Lesson:
Get Them Curious
Prepare kids for an exciting
Have fun mimicking your assigned animal to find your animal partner!
Show kids a video on the
Noah and the Flood
Noah’s Ark, by Saddleback Kids
Make it Stick
Help kids remember the
Noah and the Flood Sound Effects
Kids provide sound effects as you retell the story of Noah and the Flood.
Help kids grasp
the big idea.
Make it Rain!
Make Rainsticks (musical instruments that create the sound of rain) to remind us that God is righteous and just, and He hates evil.
Walk the Talk
Help kids live out
the big idea.
Happy or Sad
Use Happy and Sad Face Emojis as visual reminders that God is sad when we sin, and happy when we walk faithfully with Him.
Take it Home
Send kids home with a concrete action plan and fun midweek activities.
Make a Rainbow!
Make a rainbow as reminder of God’s promise that He will never again send a flood to destroy the earth.