While perusing through a music shop, I stumbled upon a thunder tube. When shaken, it makes a rumble noise resembling rolling thunder.
I found you can make your very own Thunder Noise Maker with a few items found in the home:
The spring is from an old spiral notebook and the tube is just a painted paper towel tube.
Cut the balloon and fit it over one end of the tube.
Try to get the balloon as taut as you can without bending the tube too much. Then secure it to the tube with tape.
Punch a few holes into the open end of the tube. This step was added after completing the noise maker. The holes make the rumbling a bit louder.
Trace the open end of the tube on the cardboard and cut the piece out. Use a sharp end, like a mechanical pencil tip, to poke a hole in the middle of the cardboard piece. The spring should be an inch or two shorter than the length of tube. Slide one end of the spring into the hole.
Secure the spring to the cardboard with some tape. Place the spring into the tube.
Then add more tape to close up the top. And now you're ready to shake it up!
Shake, shake, shake!
Have a rumbling good time!