Kevin Pate (kevinpate@YAHOO.COM)
Fri, 11 Sep 1998 07:08:16 -0700
---Herldine Radley <HRADLE@MEDNET.SWMED.EDU> wrote:
> Has anyone made the tube rain makers? I have used mailing tubes
with sandpaper rolled on the inside and the boys will put the dried
lentils inside, cover with woodgrain contact paper. Is there a better
Don't know that this is better, but it's a slightly different approach.
At the Last Frontier Council's Day camp this summer,
the rain makers were from cut cardboard, which the
boys rolled and taped into a tube. Ends were covered by multiple
layers of masking tape. Then, before inserting rice and wrapping tube
with contact paper, also woodgrain like yours, the boys inserted a
bunch, and I do mean a bunch, of toothpicks through the card board
roll, but not coming out the other side.
The rice bouncing off the toothpicks was a great sound.
Sadly, it did not give us the rain we all desired.
Boys then covered tube with the contact paper, and on each end,
wrapped 15 times or so with red yarn on one end, green yarn on the
The boys then 'painted' the masking taped ends with markers. Neat
designs by some of the boys, name and pack number only by others who
were just too hot to care about being creative.
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