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Christmas rainstick

Christmas_Shaker craft image 1You will need:

• A cardboard tube
• A variety of Christmas wrapping paper
• A4 size card
• Elastic bands
• Dried beans
• Glue
• Scissors

How to make:

1. Fill the cardboard tube one-third full with the dried beans.
2. Cut out two circles of 4″-wide card to cover both ends of the tube. Secure these in place using an elastic band.
3. Tear pieces of Christmas wrapping paper into different-sized strips.
4. Glue the paper strips onto the outside of the tube to decorate.

Give the children their rainsticks to use during their Christmas concert or party songs.