Multicultural Crafts to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage This Month-MainPhoto

Believed to have been created in Chile or Peru, the rainstick was an instrument played to bring rain to the land. Dried cactus was typically used, and the spines were hammered back into the stalk like nails. Before sealing it on both ends, small pebbles and such were inserted into the hollow core. Crayola has great instructions for creating your own rainstick using household items.