Accessible Gardening Tools

Materials
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Plastic Tools Bamboo cane (3 or 4ft) Electrical Tape Bubble Wrap Scissors

Methods - securing the tool

Tape bamboo and plastic handle together stretch the tape tightly Attach all three bamboo canes to the tool

Use electrical tape to secure the whole handle of the tool to the bamboo cane

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Methods - padding the handle

Fold bubble wrap over canes Roll the folded bubble wrap around the canes

Secure the bubble wrap with small pieces of tape Roll tightly

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Methods - covering the handle

Tape the handle lengthways

Completely cover the handle with electric tape

Use tape to cover the top part of the bamboo to avoid Dr. Aimee Taylor - Therapeutic Horticulture / 2009 / Accessible Gardening Tools 4 splinters

Outcome - finished tool

Lightweight, flexible, and inexpensive to produce

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