como Town Gazette - February 2015

VaLEntine's Day at Como Zoo

Join us for an enchanted romantic Valentine's dinner at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory on February 13 & February 15! Click to view our gourmet menu and to make a reservation!

Craft Project - Rain Stick

Build this simple craft that sounds like the rain!



  • Paper towel tube
  • Rice
  • Wax paper
  • Aluminum foil
  • Rubber bands or tape
  • Decorative materials (optional)


  1. Cover one end of the tube with wax paper and secure it with tape or rubber bands.
  2. Crumble up strips of aluminum foil and place in the tube.
  3. Pour a handful of rice into the tube.
  4. Cover the other end of the tube with wax paper and secure it shut.
  5. Decorate your rain stick however you like.
  6. Slowly lean your rain stick from side to side to hear the sounds of the rain!


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