Rattle Stick

by John

 

First you need spray paint, rice, wrapping paper roll, needles, tape and regular paint. Then my Dad and I spray painted the wrapping paper roll, then we let it dry for about 30 minutes. Then I painted designs on the roll. After that my sister and I stuck needles in the roll. Finally we taped one side of the roll and poured the rice in the other side and taped the side and the rest of the roll. It took about 1 1/2 hours total to make this instrument.

 

The sound is produced when you tip the roll slowly or shake the role fast.

 

You can change the sound characteristics by tipping it slowly or shaking it fast. The rattle stick can't change pitch. The timbre is like rain when you tip it but when you shake the roll the timbre is like a rattle sound. The dynamic of the rattle stick is soft.