which requires a huge amount of bits and bobs - so here is a simple and easy trick that you can make in any restaurant / takeaway that gives free chopsticks in a little paper sleeve.
Many beginners struggle to use chopsticks - this can be more easy if there is a hinge/spacer to keep the chopsticks in the correct alignment and separation. These can be made with the paper sleeve that the chopsticks come wrapped in - my Instructable uses a simple piece of paper because I don't have any freebie chopsticks
Step 1: Preparing the Paper
Step 2: Hinge Points
First you make a diagonal fold so that the two section are at right angle to each other
Unfold the diagonal fold - whilst holding the v-closed flatten out the other side.
The diagonal folds that you made will allow you to have one side closed and the other open.
Step 3: Repeat a Second Hinge
The second hinge is a complete mirror image of the first.
!be careful not to make any transverse folds - hold it carefully
Step 4: Tie a Knot
Next fold the free end downward and underneath the flattened section
Finally - fold the free section upwards and poke it through the loop you have just made
Step 5: Do the Exact Opposite at Other End
It is easy to get confused here - if you hold the v-section horizontal you can see that each action must be the mirror of the other side.
To be clear - when you fold over on one side - you fold over on the other (and under on one side is the same on the other) .
The two loose ends - after they have been put through the loop to complete the knot - can be ripped off to make it neat.
Step 6: Add the Chopsticks
Step 7: Adjust for User
The reason you have different sizes is that beginners tend to want to hold the stick closer to the pointy end - so you need a smaller spacer/hinge to keep the angle about right .
This might seem like a lot of hassle - but I promise that after a few goes you can make one of these whilst chatting at the table within a few minutes and they really help a beginner!
Enjoy your food!