Oct 25, 2022 | Samuel Albert

What To Do If You Don't Have A Spoon?

Often, we forget indispensable things which are most important, like a spoon. If you are in such a dilemma, whether in an office or a school, you can surely grab one of them from the local pantry. But what should you do if you have been trekking or camping far away?

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Crafting a simple makeshift spoon is the best option. Depending on the meal served on the plate, one can try and alternate the cutlery option with a fork or a knife. If adept at using chopsticks, use them instead - or just get two sturdy twigs to mimic the chopsticks if they aren't available.

Forgot to bring your favorite dinner spoon along? Well, no worries! We have got you covered. Making your own cutlery is no more a biggie. There are plenty of terrific methods to make a quick spoon and use it instead of your regular spoon. Try one of these, and you will be super proud of making your own handmade spoon in no time.

What to do if you don't have a spoon?

    There are many easy ways to make an emergency spoon when you just can't find your own. Let's quickly run through this list.

    1. Aluminium foil spoon: The ice cream or yogurt cup usually comes sealed with aluminum foil. Fold the circular foil repeatedly on both sides to make the spoon's stem. Then, on the other end, make the scoop by shaping it with your hands. Bingo! Enjoy your ice cream with your DIY spoon.
    1. Wooden spoon: Believe me! You don't really need fancy tools to make this one. Some basic tools in any household will do the job.

    Choose a soft wood for making this spoon. Next, make a flat spoon with a broad end for the head and a narrow stem for the handle. No! You don't need to complicate making the spoon a shallow scoop. A flat head would do the job just fine.

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    Pat your back! You have done an incredible job sculpting your own wooden cutlery in a jiffy.

    1. Paper Spoon: A paper spoon can be created similar to an aluminum foil spoon. Just a few clever folds, and there you are! A self-made paper spoon in hand.

    Surprisingly, it can be pretty functional and used for actual use. However, as it can become easily soggy, it is wise to avoid using it in liquid or soupy dishes. Otherwise, they pass the spoon test with flying colors.

    1. Plastic Spoon: Use any soft drink bottle. Draw the head of the spoon at the base of the bottle where the dents are, so we can make multiple spoons from a single bottle. Cut them with scissors and gently warm the raw edges over a candle flame to smoothen the jagged ends. Very easy to make and versatile in use. Cool, uh!

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    1. Coconut shell spoon: Coconut is a tough nut to crack, making it a safe option when you don't have a spoon around.

    Draw the shape of the spoon on the shell of the coconut. Cut it. Smoothen the sides using sandpaper or by smoothening over a rough surface.

    It is best when serving hot food as it doesn't exude chemicals into the food and is eco-friendly.

    1. Seashell spoon: Have you picked up a few seashells and wondered if you can make something innovative? You are in for a surprise! Use the seashell for the scoop or head portion of the spoon.

    Choose a pointed instrument to make a hole at the bottom of the shell. Next, select a sturdy twig for the handle of the spoon. Next, thread a wire into the hole and fasten the seashell and the twig, nice and tight. Finally, smoothen out the rugged ends of the seashell. Your seashell spoon is ready for your party at the beach.

    Do real Italians eat spaghetti with a spoon?

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      No, they absolutely don't.

      Spaghetti, the pride of Italy, is best had with a fork. You won't opt for any other cutlery if you are a true Italian.

      Sure, we know that even some Italian restaurants offer spoons when spaghetti is served, but the correct way to eat it is only with a fork. If you want to go the authentic route, know that the knife and the spoon are not the right choices.

      Dig in deep and twirl the spaghetti with the fork and Bon appetite!

      What reasons are there for not using a metal spoon for honey?

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        Wooden honey dippers seem to be a great way to handle honey. But spooning honey using stainless steel is also a good option.

        In fact, many beehive utensils are made of stainless steel. Of course, iron and copper spoons left in honey jars for ages can change the honey's composition, but I am sure a quick scoop using a metal spoon will not hurt it in any way.

        So, it is a proven myth. Metal spoons will not change the taste or composition of honey (when they are not stored in the jars). 

        Why does Ice-cream taste better with a silver spoon?

          Gold, for that matter, is the best metal to taste your ice cream with. A silver spoon comes next, which doesn't affect the dessert's taste. Stainless steel stands third. So, metal spoons are arguably the best cutlery when you have ice cream on your menu.


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          Can a metal spoon be recycled?

            The good news is your metal spoons can be recycled. But it can be a bit more complicated than it really seems.

            The first best option is to donate them if they are still in good shape.

            If you want to opt for recycling, the local recycling may not accept them, but you can sort your cutlery based on the metal type. You can even make a little money by trading it with a scrap metal dealer in your area.

            Else think of using your spoons to make something crafty by either tweaking your cutlery shape or using them just as they are for your new craft idea. Or give them upcycling to an eco geek who can think of a fabulous way to incorporate them into their artwork.

            What will happen if you put a spoon in the microwave?

              Nothing will happen as long as your spoon is thick and the edge blunted. If it is a thin spoon or one with sharp edges, it can likely cause fire or sparks. It will also not cause any health hazards due to radiation, so don't panic and rest assured.

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