Rockin’ Rainstick. Make it!

This is a cool instrument to round out your home band! Also, a great use for your papertowl and toilet paper tubes!



  • Cardboard Papertowel Tube
  • Paint & Paintbrush   (You can use markers instead)
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Rice


Paint the paper towel tube and let it dry.


STEP 2: 

Add 1/4 cup of rice.



Cut Circle out of cardboard and tape across ends. Enjoy the soothing sounds of your rockin’ rainstick! You can make them in all different sizes and decorate them however you want!


Move it! Make a Chalkstacle Course!

Sidewalk chalk has been a major staple in our COVID-19 #KeepBusyRedwoodCity supply arsenal!⁣⁣ We’re sure you have been taking lots of walks while sheltering in place. We know how much fun it has added having messages, jokes, and artwork pop up along the way.
Here’s a fun way to spice up your sidewalks by creating an interactive “chalkstacle” course where you can surprise your neighbors with a fun activity as they stroll past your home!⁣⁣
It’s fun to make! Fun to use! And fun to watch others enjoy! The possibilities are endless!⁣⁣

Here are some of our course ideas…

  • Hopscotch
  • Hopping on one foot
  • Jumping Jacks
  • Spin
  • Swim like a fish
  • Hop like a rabbit
  • Stand like a flamingo
  • Skip
  • Follow the choo choo tracks
  • Follow the vine
  • Hop the ABC’s
  • Dance
  • Roar like a lion
  • Stomp like a dinosaur
  • Wave hello
  • Twist & Shout
  • Flap your wings
  • Disco Dance
  • RUN!
  • Do the Macarena
  • Stretch
  • Tell parents to give you 5 burpees! ;-)⁣⁣

Get out and create your own! Don’t forget to Share It! Make sure to tag us or use #RWCSidewalkChalk in your photos/videos. ⁣ ⁣

Make it! Rock On!

Rock out(side) with us during this week’s Make It project!

The opportunities are endless as to what you can create with a rock and permanent markers (or paints). You can write an encouraging word, make a pet rock, or just brighten someone’s day with a simple heart. There are so many ways to spread joy!

Of course, if you have acrylic paint at home, that is fantastic! For this demo, we’re going to use markers.



  • Permanent Markers (Sharpies)
  • Smooth Rocks



Use permanent markers to create cool designs on your rock!


Display your rock outside for the world to enjoy, use it inside as a paperweight, or create a habitat for your new pet! Anything goes!


Share your rock creation with us! Tag us #keepbusyredwoodcity or use the #rwcrocks

We can’t wait to see how much you rock!


  • Do not take rocks from your neighbors’ yards, unless they are okay with it.
  • Do not take rocks from city landscapes.
  • Do not hide rocks in the grass, it could damage lawnmowers
  • Do not add things (glue decor) to the rock! It could be hazardous to animals or the environment.
  • Please practice safe physical distancing and proper hygiene


Did you know that there is a whole worldwide movement of sharing painted rock joy all over the world? There is even a local group if you really want to get into sharing rock love all around! Check out the RWC Rocks Open Facebook Group, there are some really great examples by some talented artists of all ages!

Mad Hatter Spring Hat Craft

Here are a couple of Spring Hat ideas made with common household items. Have fun creating your wearable art! Make sure to show us your finished products by having your parents tag us on social media! #RWCMadHatter


Materials Needed for Spring Crown

  • Aluminum Foil
  • Tape
  • Flowers or leaves
  • String or ribbon (enough to fit around your head plus more for decoration)

Step 1:


Roll out a piece of aluminum foil approximately 18 inches long. Fold the foil into a 1-inch band.

Step 2:

Wrap ribbon around the foil. Leave some long ribbon strips hanging at the end.

Step 3:


Push flower stem horizontally under the ribbon.

Feel inspired to add more decorations to your new spring crown!

Materials Needed for Spring Hat


  • Construction Paper
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Paper Plate

Step 1:


Cut a circle in the middle of the paper plate.

Step 2:

Lay three pieces of construction paper across each other and cut.

Step 3:

Staple the construction paper on the ends. Staple the two pieces together to make one long piece.

Step 4:

Staple the construction paper a few times to the paper plate.

Add whatever else you’d like to the hat.

Enjoy your Mad Hatter Hats! We hope to see you wearing them on your Saturday walk!