I've been wanting to try making one of these for so long! A parent of a child I once taught told me how to make a rain stick (or rain maker) while we were doing a project about the rainforest. It is so easy!
Rain sticks are well loved by babies and older children. They are also particularly good for people living with dementia. They remind people of the sound of gently falling rain, which is harmonious and relaxing.
An easy upcylcled and naturally sourced DIY rainstick musical sensory bottle that will help children learn to self-regulate. This calm down jar is a musical instrument that is fun for kids to watch and listen to. It makes the gentle pitter-pat sound of rain when tipped from top to bottom. Discovery bottles are also great for no mess safe sensory play. Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers can safely investigate small objects without the risk of choking on them.