Craft: Rain Sticks

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A great craft idea for your children’s ministry activity.

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Age Level: 10 to 12
Scripture: Genesis 9:16
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Activity Time: 30 minutes
End Result: One rain stick per child

Materials: For each rain stick, you’ll need one
empty cardboard paper towel roll, 20 finishing nails, 1/3 cup dry
rice, glue, masking tape, tempera paint, and Bibles. You’ll also
need craft materials such as craft beads, feathers, and
glitter.

What to do: Have children press the nails
through the spiral seam of the cardboard paper towel roll about 2
inches apart. Apply a dot of glue to each nail to hold it in place.
When the glue has dried, cover one end of the roll with masking
tape. Pour the rice in the tube. Cover the open end and secure it
with masking tape.

Read Genesis 9:16. Say, “After God sent rains that flooded the
earth, he promised to never again flood the earth. God created a
rainbow so that whenever we see one, we’ll remember God’s promise.”
Have children decorate their rain sticks with rainbows to remind
them of God’s promise in Genesis 9:16.

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