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Easy to Make Playing Card Holder for Little Hands

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Since my oldest son (now 10 years old) was little,  he loved to play card games such as Old Maid, Go Fish, Crazy 8's, etc.  Because he had such small hands, holding a bunch of cards was a bit tricky. I dug through the kitchen drawers and, being eco-friendly, created an Easy Card Holder for him to use.  This was a life-saver from him getting frustrated and always dropping cards.  Recently, my son (now 10 years old) made one for his younger brother!  And, we've even made a bunch of these for some classes at their elementary school.  

This crafty gadget is pretty much free (you only need three items) if you have them at home.  Enjoy!  While our family does enjoy playing video games and other electronic devices....we still enjoy board games and card games......and hope there are others out there that do as well and will find this instructable handy!  

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Step 1: Materials Needed

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You will need:
 
2 - Plastic Lids of the same size (such as sour cream, salsa, margarine tubs, etc.)
1 - Paper Brass Fastener  (or, you could also use a produce market twist-tie)


Step 2: How to put them together

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Step 1:  Put the lids back to back (so that the outer labels are touching each other) and make a small hole in the middle.  

Step 2:  Poke the brass fastener (also known as a brad) into the hole and open the ends to clasp the lids together.  Or, push a twist tie through the hole and twist the ends to keep the lids together.


Step 3: All done!

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Step 3: All done! Game on!  
spamattakky4 years ago
What about those aol cds, that everyone throws away?
yea they work but you need something bigger than clips
Mike734 years ago
Awesome. Not really a big project, but very handy. My little one is 8, but small hands she has, too. Now I just need to find 2 of those lids. Would we still be within the US, this would be a no brainer, but here in Germany everyone is sooo concerned about being environmentally friendly, so that lids like that are really too flimsy for this. Don't get me wrong about our environment, but those tubs are handsome containers, but ours here just cannot be reused. What a pitty.