I remember the day when my daughter mastered chopsticks. She has always loved Asian food and whenever we went out to our favorite restaurants, she would request that the "cheater" plastic pieces (that hold the chopstick together for you) be placed on her chopsticks. Then one day, she proudly announced she no longer needed them. It was like a right of passage for my little foodie. Now I know everyone hasn't mastered the art of eating with chopsticks, so this tutorial is for you. This is a super simple way to make your own Cheater Chopsticks. It's the perfect project if you are planning to celebrate Chinese New Year on February 8.
I was inspired by some pins I saws on Pinterest that recommended you disassemble a clothespin and use the spring to attach to chopsticks. I, however, am far to lazy for that kind of engineering so I came up with a simpler solution.
- Wood chopsticks
- Small wood clothespin (the kind that have a spring on them).
- Martha Stewart Craft Paint in Raspberry Ice and Wedding Cake
- Paint Brushes
- Martha Stewart Crafts Dauber Set
- Adtech Hi Temp Precision Pro Gun
- Adtech French Vanilla Scented Glue Sticks
- Paint the top end of the chopsticks and the clothespin in Raspberry Ice. Set aside to dry.
- Using one of the small daubers, add white polka dots on the end of the chopsticks and on the clothespin with Wedding Cake paint. Set aside to dry completely.
- Once the paint is dry, hot glue the clothespin to the chopsticks as shown in the photos.
Want to see another cute set of chopsticks? Check-out the ones I designed for the Make Something Great blog!