Do you know someone who has difficulty holding playing cards? Maybe a young child or someone with arthritis or hand weakness? Fortunately, they don’t have to sit out of card games any longer.
This DIY card holder is a simple solution to make holding cards easier and it costs virtually nothing to make. The DIY card holder does all the work of keeping the cards upright, in order, and together; therefore lessening the fine motor demands of playing cards.
How to Make
- Take the plastic lids off of 2 cylinder containers (such as oats or baking powder)
- Align the lids so the smooth sides are touching
- Poke a hole through the middle of each lid and attach a brad
- Fasten the brad and then place the cards in between
Who Can Use This
- These DIY card holders are great for anyone to use but especially the following:
- Young children with small hands
- Individuals with ADHD, ADD, Autism, or SPD who have fidgety hand movements
- Individuals with arthritis
- Individuals with hand tremors or shaky hands
- Individuals with weak hands
- Individuals with pain or discomfort in their hands
Other Uses for the DIY Card Holder
- Place a thin book in the holder when reading
- Place paper in the holder when cutting to keep fingers away from scissors
- Use the holder to display children’s artwork upright
Kids Play Smarter is always happy to share ideas on helping all individuals feel included and able to participate in all of life’s activities! I want to thank Miss Joyce, a preschool teacher who has played countless card games with her students using these card holders for this wonderful idea!
Joy Perez says
My class and I will be reading this site. It is great to see Gabby’s picture on the site. What are some tips to use when trying to relax new borns who might have special needs?