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Oh, the joys that March brings! Rainbows, leprechauns, the colors gold and green, and everything in between! You and your students are going to LOVE celebrating all the fun of March with this St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Rain Stick Craft! It’s perfect for Pre-K and Kindergarten!
St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Rain Stick Craft
This adorable St. Patrick’s Day craft is easy for little fingers to make with very little assistance. You can place this craft in your art center or prepare it with children in small groups.
Play some fun music and dance a little jig while your students shake their rainbow rain sticks!
- Paper towel tubes
- Black glitter foam
- Gold bells
- Gold pipe cleaners
- Cotton balls
- Gold glitter
- Masking tape
Instructions for Assembly
To make this rain stick craft, begin by cutting squares of foil large enough to wrap around the end of the paper towel tube. You want to make the foil about 3-4 layers thick.
Glue the foil in place and then secure it by wrapping masking tape around the end of the tube.
Add 2-3 spoonfuls of rice to the cardboard tube (repeat the steps above to seal the other end of the tube).
Cut a piece of black glitter foam long enough to wrap around the end of the tube. Glue the black glitter foam in place.
Make sure to cut a circle large enough to cover the end of the tube and glue it in place just like in the photo below.
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Use a paintbrush to paint a rainbow pattern towards the other end of the tube. Be sure to allow the paint to dry completely.
Glue cotton balls onto the end of the tube. I recommend ripping the cotton balls apart a bit so that they aren’t so poofy.
Add some glue above the black glitter foam all the way around the tube. Sprinkle gold glitter onto the glue and allow the glue to dry completely.
Fun Tip: Chunky glitter looks a lot like gold coins.
String gold bells onto a gold pipe cleaner.
Wrap the pipe cleaner around the tube and glue it in place towards the top of the black glitter foam piece.
Get the music going and let the celebration begin with your new St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Rain Stick Craft!
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