- Multisensory experience: sight, sound and touch
- Bright attractive colors
- Sounds are reminiscent of falling rain
- Made of plastic
Many ancient cultures, primarily in the Americas, used variations of rainsticks in ceremonies to entice the rain gods to bring rain. The rainstick has found new purpose as an ambient sound effect in several music genres. Rainsticks are also used for their calming effect.
Colorful beads cascade down the clear tube. Turning the rainstick over at different angles provide different sounds and speeds of the pellets moving through the tube.