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Paper Towel Rain Makers

These paper towel rain makers will bring out your children's creativity in more ways than one!

Not only will they enjoy making them, they'll also have a blast actually using them, to make plenty of noise at a family celebration or to make sweet music (!) at home.

What you will need to make Paper Towel Rainmakers...

  • paper towel holders
  • rubber bands
  • dried beans
  • waxed paper
  • paints, crayons, markers, glitter


First, take a paper towel roll and decorate it. You are creating a musical instrument here, so really go to town - why not make it look super-stunning by painting it with metallic paints then glueing on sequins?

Take a circle of wax paper and place it over one end of the roll. Secure it tightly with a rubber band.

Pour in two handfuls of dried beans - try split peas or lentils, or you could even use rice!

Cover the open end of the roll with a second circle of wax paper and seal as before.

Tip your rain maker from side to side to hear the sound it produces... let's get the party started!

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Want to Show Off Your Kids Creations?

If your children would like to share their fantastic creatures with the world, then we'd love to help them do so!

Just take a photo, then visit our main Crafts for Kids page and scroll down - you'll find a form to upload your photo and the name of their creation.

We look forward to receiving it!

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