Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Mini Rain Stick

When Busy Bee and I were contemplating what to do with an empty oversized Pringle's can, I remembered back to a project that I had done in High School Child Development Class. It was a favorite of mine and will hopefully be a favorite of Busy Bee's.


-Can similar to a large Pringle's can or mailing tube
-30-40 nails
-dry ingredients such as rice, cereal, beans etc.
-clear contact paper
-decorative scrapbook paper
-double stick tape


On the Pringle's can there was a diagonal seam that we followed. We simply  hammered the nails in around 3 of the seams creating a "spiral staircase of nails" inside. No need to be even about anything - just eyeball everything. The inside will look like this:

Fill with about 1/4 of the dry goods.
Using double stick tape, adhere the scrapbook paper to outside of can.
Use the clear contact paper to cover and seal the lid to the can.

Very slowly tip the can from one side to the other and you will hear exactly why this is called a rain stick! Maybe with all of the snow that we have been experiencing, Busy Bee and I are hopeful that a Spring rainshower is just around the corner!
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  1. This is awesome. My son would love it! I've got a MckLinky party called Tot Tuesdays. I hope you'll stop by & share:

  2. Thanks for linking up. I hope you'll join me next week for another Tot Tuesday!

  3. I love it! I linked on my weekly roundup. I think I'm going to have to buy some Pringles... :>) Thanks for sharing!