In a world of health specifications and choices, it’s inevitable that a person can and can not eat certain things. Take my grandparents for example. They are both diabetic, which means they usually have no sugar. Or take my cousin, who doesnt eat eggs. For them, a dessert is always a question mark. Can they or can they not have it? This is what lead to our DIY Food Identifiers. To help people identify what they can eat, without any confusion or doubt.
When we thought of this, we could practically imagine an order being given at a restaurant. “No Garlic. No Onion.” or “How spicy is this?” or “Does this contain sugar or sugarfree?”. To answer these questions, we made tiny markers that can be put on the food. The symbols are quite universal and can be recognized by anyone. And you can make them in minutes, for any meal!
- Thick white paper
- Template for design
- Toothpicks/ Small clothes pins
Here is a PDF for the designs, which can just be printed and used. We covered garlic, onions, chilies, eggs, sugar and nuts.
Steps: This tutorial is simplicity itself. Let’s get started:
- Print out the template on a slightly thick sheet of white paper & cut out the markers.
2. Paste a toothpick or clothes pin to the back of the marker.
3. Repeat these steps to make a few more.
Tip: Put the toothpick or clothes pin depending on the kind of food. If you have a curry, then a toothpick wouldn’t work. It would just plop into the food and we definitely don’t want that to happen.
What other symbols would you like to see? Let us know and we’ll make it. Now, we’re off to eat those delicious desserts!