I made my instrument by
taking a cardboard tube and poking metal skewers through
it. Then I cut the excess off the ends of the skewers.
Then I hot-glued the cap to
one of the ends of the tube. I poured beans into the tube
and glued the other cap to the other end of the tube.
Then I painted it and
My instrument makes a very
loud sound because of the beans, which are heavy. The
sound lasts a long time because of the skewers which slow
down the beans as they pass from one end to the
The worst part about making
my instrument was that I cut my finger with my scissors
and got blood on my rain stick. (But, the paint covers