Chopstick newbies in training need to toss thier trainer sticks and pick up a Panda Darake practice kit instead. Besides improving your finger dexterity, it's about the most adorable gadget I have ever seen.
The kit includes chopsticks, a balancing tire and 12 tiny pandas in a variety of cute poses that just scream "pick me up". The idea is simple. Pick up the pandas with the chopsticks and use your mad skillz to balance them on the tire. Knock them off, pick them up and continue this practice until you can do it with your eyes shut. [Amazon via Technabob]
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