Step 1: Gather your supplies
-A pair of clean chopsticks
-Test food to eat with
Note: It is recommended to have your sample food be a similar size and shape of a small wooden block.
Step 2: Hold the chopstick in your writing (or dominant) hand
Wrap the top portion of your middle finger around the chopstick.
Place your thumb onto the chopstick to give it added support.
Note: Your chopstick should feel sturdy and not easily moved around.
Step 3: Use your non-writing (or non-dominant) hand to place the other chopstick into your writing or dominant hand
Step 4: Hold the chopstick between your thumb and forefinger (or pointer finger)
Note: The chopstick between your thumb and forefinger should not be held in place as the other chopstick is. You should be able to move this one in an up and down motion.
Step 5: Practice moving the top chopstick up and down
This is how you will clamp down on food.
To move the chopstick back up, relax your forefinger (or pointer finger).
Step 6: Practice picking up your food
Then repeat the motion you practiced in Step 5.
You want to get a good grip on your food.
Step 7: Slowly carry food towards your mouth
WARNING: Do not try to squeeze the chopsticks together as you carry the food. This could cause the chopsticks to twist towards each other food to fly out from your chopsticks.