Introduction: Assistive Eating, Universal Utensil Holder. Almost for Free

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Many people suffer form conditions that affect their hands, it could be arthritis, muscle pain, or any other disability that does not allow them to even hold a spoon when eating. This universal holder is design to help those people and make their life easier and more enjoyable. 
This is a very simple and cheap almost free project but extremely useful.

Step 1: What You Are Going to Need

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A plastic package like the ones that a hard to open that has a nice big flat surface
Duct tape
Rubber bands

Step 2: Cut the Pieces

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measure your hand and get that measure for the length and for the width use 2'
or depending on the size of the hand of the person 
after cutting the rectangles wrap them duct tape both sides.

Step 3: Cut Slides

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make two cuts on one of the pieces for the rubber band that is going to hold it on place.
and on the other make a cut about an inch from the end, here is where the utensils go in.

Step 4: Install the Rubber Band

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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 and close the around all the edges with duct tape.

Step 5: Ready to Use...

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now you are ready to use, as you see really simple and cheap project almost free. you can insert pretty much any kind of utensil even pens and markers.


iamaqtpoo (author)2013-02-23

What a great 'ible! I am a nurse so I am always looking for ideas to make patients lives easier, this is perfect!

Becky Jane (author)2011-01-03

This little handy tool is so helpful, that I have posted a link to this Instructables on my blog at

My blog specializes in helping physically limited people find helpful answers to daily challenges. If you would like to stop by, I'd like to hear what you think. You can leave a comment at the end of the post on my blog!
Thanks, Becky

Nelson_Yepez (author)Becky Jane2011-01-03

Thanks really hope that it helps and check out my other tools they are really simple and cheap to do but very helpful.

Becky Jane (author)Nelson_Yepez2011-01-03

I would like to post several of your helps over the next little while...
Thanks, Becky

mary candy (author)2010-12-17

God bless you, and your cool ideas :)

Nelson_Yepez (author)mary candy2010-12-17

same to you and thanks

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