And if you have no hand use and someone else has to show you your cards without peeking, that can be a real tough order!
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Today we’re going to make a quick and easy playing card holder using free materials you already have on hand.
|Success for kids with limited motor skills|
This isn’t my original idea, and I sure wish I knew where I first heard it so I could give credit. It was years ago, and during that time I’ve made a passel of these card holders for my own children and students to use. It’s an idea worth sharing, and so here you go...
Whether it’s in your mail or in the computer aisle at the store, you are bombarded by computer CD disks offering free this or that, right? Don’t throw them away...save two!
|free advertising CDs...you’ll need two of these|
You’ll also need some Super Glue and a paper towel or waxed paper to work on. Super Glue is not nice to get on your pretty countertops. Trust me. Ooops.
I recently discovered LocTite’s Control Extra Time Super Glue and I love it! It work so much better than those little metal squeeze tubes. It’s easy to control where the glue will go. Plus the nozzle doesn’t clog. The glue itself works just like other Super Glues, but the packaging is amazing.
|I’m loving LocTite’s Control Extra Time Super Glue!|
Notice the friendly paper towel protecting my countertop?
Draw a ring of Super Glue on the edge of the inner hole on one disk. I like to glue the label sides together so the holder is less visually distracting.
|Draw a circle of glue around the inner hole|
Now lay the second disk on top of the first, offsetting them by about 1/8”. The offset is important!
See how the holes are offset a bit?
|The ruler is marked in 1/8ths, so you can see how much the disks are offset.|
What a world of difference an eigth of an inch makes!
By offsetting the disks, it’s easy to slip your playing cards between.
|You can wedge the disks apart a bit if you need help slipping the cards between|
Fan out your cards and start your game! You can set down your hand and pick it up without the cards getting mixed up...very handy for little fingers and those that need a little assistance.
|Your cards are ready for whatever card game your kids are eager to play!|