Thursday, January 31, 2013

Chinese New Year Chopsticks

Chopsticks for Kids

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with chopsticks. Chopsticks can be tricky for young kids developing fine motor skills, so grab a rubber band and some scrap paper and make them a little easier to use.

Wrap a rubber band around the top of both chopsticks.

Fold a piece of paper a few times and wedge it between the chopsticks,
near the rubber band.

Now you have created a spring-like chopstick.

I got this idea from a local restaurant, Mongolian BBQ in St. George, Utah. Visit them for great food and a fun experience. My kids love the origami animals they make for them when we visit.


1 comment:

  1. There is a problem about chopsticks nowadays. Chopsticks cost double what traditional wooden disposable chopsticks do so tons of trees have been cut every year. Small restaurants on limited budgets can't afford to make the investment. Plastic chopsticks which can be washed only require an initial investment, and bamboo chopsticks eliminate the issues of deforestation.

    Personalized chopsticks