A fun DIY homemade toy that you and your kids can make together involves materials you can use around your house and is relatively easy to make. My toddler loves the sounds his rain stick makes and we made it in his favorite color red.
What you will need:
An empty paper towel roll
Bamboo skewers and/or toothpicks (I used both)
An assortment of beans and rice
Colorful duct tape
Take your empty paper towel and start spearing it with bamboo spears and/or toothpicks. I did all sorts of crazy angels and what not. Go crazy. Once you get that done, go ahead and cut off the ends.
Secure them with your glue gun. You don’t want them to go loose in your tube.
Saran wrap one end of the tube and add your assorted beans and rice.
Saran wrap the other end and start taping it off. My son’s favorite color is red so I used this fun sparkly duct tape that I found to wrap it.