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DIY OT Playing Cards Holder

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The DIY Playing Card Holders are homemade playing card holders for a 7-card game of Uno. Playing card games can be challenging for people with upper extremity disabilities such as people with limited dexterity, ataxia, and one hand. These DIY Playing Card Holders are solutions to the inability for these people to see all 7 of their cards at once. These DIY Playing Card Holders allow people with disabilities and small hands to hold their Uno cards with ease. There are 6 options suggested.

Technical Specifications: 

How To Make Holding Multiple Cards Easier:

Option #1:

  1. Gather materials.
    • Cardboard brick
    • Scissors
    • 7 Uno playing cards
  2. Cut 7 slits along the long edge of the egg carton and place cards in them facing the player.
  3. Play.

Option #2: 

  1. Gather materials.
    • The bridge from a train track set
    • 7 Uno playing cards
  2. Place the 7 Uno cards spread out 1-by-1 in among the entire substructure of the bridge.

Option #3:

  1. Gather materials.
    • An empty egg carton
    • Scissors with slits made down the middle.
  2. Cut 7 slits in down the middle (length wise) of the egg carton.
  3. Turn the egg carton over.

Option #4:

  1. Gather materials.
    • Legos
    • 7 Uno playing cards
  2. Lay the subfloor for your cards with a medium, flat sized lego piece.
  3. Build three walls with the high, rectangle sized legos
  4. Make the walls in the back higher than the walls in the front by adding on more lego pieces to them.

Option #5:

  1. Gather materials.
    • Empty shoebox
    • 7 Uno playing cards
  2. Take the lid off the top of the shoebox and put it on the bottom.
  3. Sit the shoebox on the floor and place the Uno cards on the side of the shoebox

Option #6:

  1. Gather materials.
    • One clothespin
    • 7 Uno playing cards
  2. Fan the 7 Uno cards and hook them on the clothespin as pictured.


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DIY OT Playing Cards Holder