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Rhythm Sticks

Step by step instructions showing how to make your own recycled rubber Rhythm Sticks, presented by Crafty Corner

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This is a great craft project - ensuring you have loads of fun even after the project is completed! Rhythm sticks are a great way to spend some time outdoors and have fun whilst developing your rhythm and hand-eye coordination! Follow our easy step by step instructions and make your own recycled rubber rhythm sticks!


What you need to make rhythm sticks:

  • 2x 40cm dowel sticks, found at any hardware store and some pet shops (these will be your hand pieces)
  • One 55cm dowel stick (longer stick)
  • Scissors
  • Insulation tape
  • Used tire tube or rubber

Step 1

Cut your rubber or tire tube into 2 pieces that are 50cm long and 6cm wide - these are for the hand pieces. Cut 1 piece 65cm long and 6cm wide - this is for the longer stick. Cut 2 pieces that are 30cm long and 8cm wide, this will be for the end pieces on the longer stick.


Step 2

Use your thumb to hold down the stick onto the rubber, and the other hand to tightly wrap it around the length of the sticks.


Step 3

This is what it should look like...


Step 4

Cut the excess rubber off at the top of the stick.


Step 5

Tightly wrap insulation tape at both ends of all your sticks to keep the rubber in place. 


Step 6

This is what your three sticks should look like when you are done.

finished -stick

Step 7

Cut your two 30cm long and 8cm wide pieces of rubber or tire tube as shown in the pic below.


Step 8

Attach the pieces from Step 7 to the ends of the longer stick.


And there you have it, your very own handmade rhythm sticks are ready for play!

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