chopsticks for kids!

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chopsticks for kids! by TheCase Dec 19, 2012
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I started to design some slip-on "hands" to slide on the end of a set of disposable wooden chopsticks - to make it easier for chopstickers in training to get and hold on to food. Even when using Zydac's wonderfully springy trainer accessory @ http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5923, its still hard for beginners to line up the tips for food grip.

But then I decided it was potentially wasteful to design a accessory for disposable chopsticks, even if the accessory itself was reusable. Solution: a full set of reusable, washable chopsticks!

They have a large grip area that should make for stable handling, as well as wide tips for solid food grabs.

DISCLAIMER: I can personally vouch that PLA is not dishwasher safe. It will melt and deform. Hand wash only. I would avoid using ABS as a utensil material. Here is a good discussion on 3D printing and food safety. http://forums.reprap.org/read.php?1,164077,167669 . I advise you to read it and use your own judgement before use.


Print, snap off the curl-control mouse-ears and hand out to your chopstick-skill-challenged little ones.

Now that I typed that, I realized that I should perhaps scale the design up. No reason to age or size discriminate against the chopstick-skill-challenged masses! Perhaps, coming soon...

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how does it work in terms op use with (sushi/other?)

i have the idea of modding it so it can hold normal chopsticks (dishwasher safe plastic)

This is very nice, my son loves them. Thanks!

If you use PLA, please note these are NOT dishwasher safe. I learned the hard way.

BUT! If you have a heatgun, you can save yourself some plastic with a little heat/warp repair :)