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Raindrop sack

Raindrop sack

Think of a raindrop falling. It just falls. Consistently and in the same manner. Each raindrop is no different from the other in terms of how they fall.

That downward force with a heavy splash as it hits whatever surface it falls on, sometimes sliding down other surfaces like leaves or flower petals. How raindrops fall doesn't really change.

So we spent some time thinking about this movement. We wondered what type of project can we come up with that would visually represent that downward and consistent thrust of raindrops. That visual and literal heaviness of that drop and that gravitational force which is why it falls in the first place. Our minds first latched on to the scientific aspect of it all. Combing through several really complex ideas until we finally decided on the raindrop sack. Simple and effective this sack achieved what we were looking for. 

Using an old sock and corn we made a simple raindrop sack that can be used in a story time, music, dance and even a yoga class. We will show you how we use it in an upcoming music class activity, so be on the look out for that upcoming video. With the bean bag as its cousin, it's not an original concept, but it definitely has a character of its own.


Take a look!

You can make one like this too, all you have to do is watch our video and you will see how simple it is to put together. 

Sock|Sack It To Me,

Tiva & Randa

Get over it

Get over it

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