Category: Upper Extremity Disabilities

DIY Universal Utensil Holder

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---- DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To create a do-it-yourself universal utensil holder to assist individuals with arthritis and grasping, fine motor or neuromuscular disabilities to hold and manipulate eating utensils. Step 1: Cut the pieces. Measure the hand—length and width—of the person the holder is for, using an average of 2 inch width depending on the size of the hand of the person. After cutting the rectangles out of the plastic package them both sides in duck tape. Step 2: Cut Slides. Make two cuts on one of the pieces for the rubber band that is going to hold it in place. On the other piece make a cut about an inch from the end, this is where the utensils will go in. Step 3: Install the rubber band. Put one side of the rubber band in one hole in a loop and hold with duct tape and repeat the same in the other side; now put both pieces together and close the around all the edges with duct tape. Step 4: Ready to Use! The holder can be used to insert almost any kind of utensil, even pens and markers. TOOLS: A plastic package that has a nice big flat surface, duck tape, rubber bands, scissors, a ruler, and a dremel. SKILLS REQUIRED: Basic craft ability. AUTHOR: nelson8815. TITLE: Assistive eating, universal utensil holder—almost for free. WEBSITE: Instructables. REF: http://www.instructables.com/id/Assistive-eating-universal-utensil-holde....

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Diy Universal Utensil Holder