Turning a pair of disposable chopsticks into a training set is as easy as rolling up the paper wrapper and binding them with a rubber band — great for teaching yourself or friends how to use chopsticks.
OdDeeDoh, the child-centric offering from Apartment Therapy, offers the following advice on making DIY training chopstick sets:
There are several versions of DIY training chopsticks but they all involve a pair of disposable chopsticks, the paper wrapper they come in, and a rubber band. Simply wrap the rubber band around the top of the two separated chopsticks until tight. Then fold or roll the paper wrapper and insert between the two chopsticks. Make sure the wrapper is folded tightly. Some people wrap the rubber band around the wrapper as well (see picture above). Your creation may need a bit of adjustment depending on the age of your child but that's it.
Commercial training chopsticks and chopstick helpers — caps that fit on the top of normal chopsticks — run $US5-10, which makes this very clever and inexpensive solution if you only need a training set for a single meal or plan on moving beyond a training set quickly. Have your own tips? Let's hear about it in the comments.
DIY Training Chopsticks [OhDeeDoh]