Art Club Rainsticks!
When you have an art club of about 75 students, it takes FOREVER to finish a complex project like these rain sticks - but it's worth it! I tried to get a photo of each student before they took their rain sticks home, but I missed a few along the way.
Students had to hammer nails in a spiral pattern all down the spiral tube, then they taped over the ends and used rice and beans to the stick to bounce off the nails and make the noise. Students then papier mached over the stick and then used acrylic paints to decorate. I still have about 20 more in various stages of completion in my classroom - so if you haven't picked up your rain stick - please do!