Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Toddler Rain Stick

Need some ideas for what to do with those cardboard rolls from all your Christmas wrapping? Well don't throw them away because your toddler would love them! ;)

Cardboard roll
Modge Podge
scrap book paper
1/3 cup rice, uncooked
strips of card board (about an inch wide, you can cut these off of a cereal box, or any box. They don't need to be pretty because they wont be seen)

Pretty simple! If you are going to decorate your tube. Do that first. You can let your kiddo color it, you can put paper on it if you want. I put scrap book paper on mine and I modge podged it down. Then to sustain my little tornado on legs ;) I put laminating paper on the whole thing too.

Seal the bottom. MAKE SURE YOU SEAL IT WELL!! I cut out a 4 inch circle. Modge podged it to the end then I even put tape around the edge just to make sure. Dried rice CAN BE A CHOKING HAZARD if you have little ones.

Take your strips of card board and fold them up ACCORDION style, like a fan. stretch them out a tiny bit. These are going to go inside your tube and these are what the rice will be falling around on. so the more ripples in your strips, the more sound your kiddo will hear ;)

Put all your strips one by one inside the tube.

Put the rice in.

Seal the other end of the tube GOOD and let your toddler have some fun!!

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