DIY Tweezers for Grip Training

Here’s how to make homemade tweezers for your kids. Developing fine motor skills helps your child hold a toothbrush or pencil better. Let’s get started.

What you’ll need

  • Jumbo Craft Sticks
  • Clothespins
  • Jackstones
  • Hot Glue Gun and Sticks
  • Cutter Knife
  • Dish Sponge

How to Set Up

  1. Attach a clothespin between the two jumbo sticks with a glue gun. Keep the handle of the clothespin inside and the clamping side is on the edge of the craft stick, as shown in the video. Wait until dry.
  2. Cut the sponge with a cutter. Put the jackstones, pebbles, or beads into the cut slots.


*Try the clothespin several times first to make the spring soft and comfortable for kids to hold.

*When children are confident in using tweezers, you can ask if they can sort the objects by color in the next session.

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