Introduction: How to Convert a Plastic Spoon Into a Plastic Fork (spork)

So, it's a classic problem (or maybe I'm the only idiot who does this), you've brought a salad to work but forgotten to pack a fork.  You look around the office and all you can find are some spoons people use for stirring their coffee.  I don't know about you, but I have a hard time picking up a pile of spinach on the bowl of a spoon.  Well, we can fix that.  It isn't magic so I hope that isn't what you were expecting.  At best, I hope you'll get an idea you can use if you ever find yourself in a desperate situation!

Step 1: Materials

Hopefully you at least have a plastic spoon laying around, I'd hate to try to rig something up using paperclips and thumbtacks!
What you need:
1x plastic spoon
1x pair of scissors, pocket knife, box cutter, etc.

Step 2: Make Your Cuts

Ok, starting at the middle of the front of the spoon bowl, make an angled cut back and toward one of the outside edges.  Make a second cut from the middle going back and toward the other outside edge.  You'll have a v-shaped cut at this point.  Now you'll want to cut out the notches.  Move over about a 3/8 of an inch from your original cut and make a cut that connects that side to the inside of the original cut for that side.  The piece that you remove should be shaped kind of like a scalene triangle.  Do the same thing for the other side.  I made my cuts to a depth of about 1/3 of the depth of the spoon bowl.  You can make yours deeper if that is your preference.  Remember: the longer "tines" of your spork, the less rigid they will be.

Step 3: Enjoy

Enjoy your new fork and marvel at your ingenuity.  Also, eat your spinach!

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matt392 made it!(author)2013-10-23

Wow this is great! Thank you for this idea.

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ceanes made it!(author)2012-10-07

Nice job

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NatNoBrains made it!(author)2010-12-17

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