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Things to Do With Leftover Chopsticks

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Chopsticks are for dining.  But, did you know that you can also make a fashion statement with chopsticks.  But, when all is said and done, what is one to do with all the leftover chopsticks?  One doesn’t recycle chopsticks, do they?  But, one can re-purpose chopsticks!  Here are some ideas to get you started:

Make a Portrait of Jackie Chan

Chopsticks fruit basketMake a Fruit Basket

This, I assume, would require perhaps some Super Glue, and a LOT of patience.  Fruit is not included.  Patience is up to you.  If I had a LOT of patience, I would have become a doctor!  <rim shot>

Do Card Tricks

Chopsticks coasterMake a Coaster

Your guests are sure to be impressed by these nifty coasters made from—you guessed it—chopsticks. The possibilities are endless, as you can craft various shapes and designs by customizing the length of each individual chopstick. Below are some simple instructions for a basic square coaster to get you started:


  1. Cut off the top and bottom two inches of ten chopsticks.
  2. One by one, glue each chopstick together with hot, crazy, or super glue. Be sure let each pair dry before attaching the next one.

Eliminate Doodle-dust

Doodle dustFor those who don’t know what doodle-dust is, it’s the particles that end up on your hands, mouth, face, and clothes, when you eat Cheese Doodles.  And it’s virtually impossible to clean off.  I don’t care how many times you wash, you can’t get that stuff off your finger tips.  No one actually knows what’s in doodle-dust.  But, if you eat Cheese Doodles with chopsticks, and you have at least fairly good aim, you should eliminate any wasted doodle-dust.  G-d only know what doodle-dust does to your intestines… but it’s got to be better than cleaning doodle-dust off your hands, etc.

Back Scratcher

Self explanatory.  And, you only need one.  You can share your other chopstick with a friend.  Sharing IS caring… and a good back scratcher is PRICELESS!

cherry pit removed with chopstickPit Cherries

If you don’t have the proper tools for pitting cherries, a pair of chopsticks will do the trick. Just push the chopsticks through the top where the stem used to be and the pit will come out the bottom like a little cherry turd. It’s super simple.

Whatever you do decide to do with your chopsticks, for heaven sakes, please read our article on “Chopsticks Etiquette“.

What are you going to do with your leftover chopsticks?

Humbly submitted for your consumption,

–Mee Magnum  (“Chop!  Chop!”)

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  1. Amazing!! Red is an INCREDIBLE artist!!

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