Wet weather has never been more fun! These rain sticks are a great way to explore sound and will provide your little rainmaker with endless amounts of play.

What you need

Toilet rolls


Masking tape




Stimulates sense of sound

Develops hand eye coordination

Encourages curiosity

How long will it take?

20 mins

What to do

  1. Paint the toilet rolls with bright colours.

  2. Cover one end of the toilet roll with cardboard and seal it - making sure that there are no gaps.
  3. Fill the roll with handful of rice and seal the other end.
  4. Give your little musician the shaker and show them how to tip the rice from one end to the other and hear a magical rain sound.