Hence their name, rainmakers are instruments that mimic some of the beautiful rain sounds from nature. By following along the steps below, you can make a rainmaker of your own! Show off your creativity and music skills by making this calming and fun instrument. But before you begin today's craft, find out more about rainmakers by reading the facts below:
• The rainmaker instrument is a percussion instrument that is used to make music.
• It is usually made of a wooden cylinder or tube that is mounted on a stand and struck with a drumstick or mallet.
• The sound of the rainmaker is meant to mimic the sound of rain falling.
• Rainmakers are often used in music for children or in music that is meant to be calming or relaxing.
• They are also sometimes used in music for theater or film to create the sound of rain in a scene.
• Rainmakers can be played alone or in combination with other percussion instruments.
• They can be made in different sizes, and the sound they make can be varied by changing the type of drumstick or mallet used, or by adding different objects inside the cylinder.
• Cardboard tube
• Washi tape
• Beans or rice
• White duck tape
• Nails or drawing pins
1. Start by covering the tube with white tape
2. Add beans, nails or drawing pin to make the sound and make sure to tape the ends closed once they are in
3. Decorate the tube by wrapping different color washi tape around or use stickers