DIY - Bamboo Skewers
1. 40 12 inch Bamboo Skewers
2. 4 8 inch zip ties
1. Needle Nose Pliers
2. Wire cutters
I found a two in one at Target one day for $1. I searched on Amazon and the closest I could find where these sets. The one I purchased at Target didn't have the best wire cutter so I pulled out a separate tool which just cuts wires.
Power Tools Plier / Wire Cutter 2 Pc Mini Plier Set
5 pc. Pliers Set w/ Color Coordinated Handles Side Cutter, Flat Nose, Round Nose, Chain Nose W/cutter , Bent Nose
How to create it
Step one - divide the skewers and binding
Create a bundle of about 16 to 20 skewers. Ensure the skewers are all even before binding. Take one zip tie and bind one set of the skewers together tightly near the bottom. Use the pliers to tighten the zip tie as much as it can. There should be roughly 3 inches from the flat bottom of the skewers.
For the second zip tie, this will have some freedom to move up and down. When you bind it, don't have it too tight. Let enjoy room to easily glide the zip tie up and down. Don't let it be so loose it will fall right off when you turn the skewers pointy end down.
For those who are a bit OCD like me, if you use two different colours, you may want to make sure they are matching. In addition, there are two ways you can wrap the zip tie around the skewers. Make sure to go the same direction. Also line up the zip ties before you tighten the top one.
Step two - cutting off the excess
Use the wire cutter to cut as close to the fastener as possible. This should be done for both zip ties on the one skewer bundle. Once this is completed, repeat the steps again to create the second set. This will now allow you to have two canes, one for each hand.
How do I use this?
This can be used for impact play to thwack your bottom. (no pun intended) The pointy end can be used to drag across the skin for sensation play. While it may be okay for some to press hard in, remember this is bamboo which splitters easily. So if you want to spend time in aftercare with a tweezers and magnifying glass, then poke on.