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Another fun find on Facebook. I love these simple photo-based project how-tos that are starting to show up on FB and G+ with increased frequency. The chocolate bowl I posted a few days ago has gotten a lot of attention and makers trying it out. If you try any of these quick n’ dirty hacks you see here, or you spot some especially clever ones on Facebook and G+ (or elsewhere), please send them to us.

How-To: Make a Chocolate Bowl Using a Balloon

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.



  1. PadreZippo says:

    make sure you plug the hole!

  2. These are great for bailing a canoe. Surprised to see they weren’t made on a 3d printer, and they don’t even have an embedded Arduino. Tom, AB9NZ

  3. Jim says:

    Nothing new here. Creative boaters and dinghy sailors have been making bailers out of Clorox bottles since I was a kid. And I won’t reveal how long that was, but it was only slightly after the dinosaurs.

  4. Jim, I don’t think the takeaway from this post is “amazing new way to make a scooper!” I think it’s “I love these simple photo-based project how-tos” because Make is very much about sharing the process of making, and calling out someone / something / some method of doing so is a good thing.

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